Grimsby Newspapers
VanDyke, Ann (née Bird) (Died on Mar 2, 1900)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 8 Mar 1900, p. 7

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On Friday, March 2, 1900, Ann, widow of the late John V. VanDyke, died at her residence in Grimsby at the age of 71, having survived her late husband by four years and two months. She was the fifth daughter of Robert and Ann Bird, and was born in England, August 22, 1829. She came to Canada in 1832 with her parents, who settled at St. Andrews, Que., where her mother died in 1833. In 1839 her father and his family moved to Nelson Township where he died in 1849. She came to Grimsby in 1845, where on July 9, 1851, she was married to John V. VanDyke. In 1853 they built the home in which they spent many happy days and in which they both died. The country was then in a condition of almost primeval nature, the giant trees of the forest having not yet fallen before the woodsman's [ax] nor were building operations commenced on the Grand Trunk Railway. There was only one other house north of Main Street. It is now owned by Mrs. Wylie but was then occupied by Mrs. Longmire who is now a resident of Beamsville. One of a family of 11, she was the first of the three surviving children to be called to the Great Beyond where care and trouble are no more. A sister, Mrs. Geo. N. Beamer, resides at Bridgeburg, Ont., and a brother, Joseph R. Bird, resides at L?, Wisconsin. A sister, Esther McIntyre, died on April 4, 1899, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Martin, in South Riverside, Cal. at the advanced age of 80. Mrs. VanDyke leaves a family of six children, George S., Theron D., Wellington B., Carriage builders, and John W., of the Lincoln House, Grimsby, Delos V. and Arthur E. of the Union Station, Toronto. She requested that they be pallbearers... The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Muir, and the remains were followed to Queen's Lawn Cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends, many of whom came from a distance to pay their last tribute of respect. Among these were noticed, W.H. Alford and Mrs. Alford, D.J. Forbes and Mrs. Forbes, Mrs. Loosley, Hamilton; R.R. Bird, Bowmanville; Mrs. George Benner, Miss Malissa Spiers, Bridgeburg; D.V. VanDyke, Misses Ethel and Jean VanDyke, A.E. VanDyke, Alex. M. Donald, Wm. Pennylegion, Toronto; Mrs. Longmire, Miss Longmire, Robt. Hughes, Beamsville...

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8 Mar 1900
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Mar 2, 1900
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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VanDyke, Ann (née Bird) (Died on Mar 2, 1900)