Phoebe Coleman

ID # 131, (1852-1930)
FatherDaniel Coleman (1816-1865)
MotherMary Able (1815-1879)
BirthPhoebe Coleman was born on 15 April 1852 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
MarriageShe married Martin Van Buren Dye on 15 November 1887 at Chesaning, Michigan; Michigan marriage reg.
Record nbr. 118, License date Nov. 9, 1887, marriage date Nov. 15, 1887, at Chesaning, Michigan, clergyman W.W. Benson, M.E. Minister.
Martin V. Dye, 47, residing Chesaning, Sag. Co., born Wayland, N.Y., farmer. Parents Benjamin Dye and Polly Stone. Previously married once.
Phoebe Coleman, 34, born and residing Troy, Canada. Parents names shown as 'not known'. Not previously married. No witnesses are named.

The November 9, 1887, edition of the Saginaw News, page 7, under Marriage Licenses Issues from noon yesterday to noon today, reads Martin B Dye of Chesaning and Phoebe Coleman of Troy Canada.

At the time of his marriage to Phoebe, Martin was evidently the widower of Frances Dye, who it is believed died on January 1, 1885.

Asa was born in 1888 and by the time of the Canadian 1891 census, Phoebe is back in Troy, Beverly Township, with Asa. She states that she is married.

Martin Dye, however, in 1898, married again. There is no mention of a divorce, though, at a guess, there likely was one, and his marriage registration states that he was previously married once, though his parentage makes it clear that he is the same person. His third wife was Addie C. Ballard, a widow, and her maiden name was Rhodes. This is made clear by the 1900 census at Chesaning which shows step children with Martin by the name of Ballard. 
DeathShe died on 8 April 1930 at Lynden, Ontario, at age 77. 
BurialShe was buried on 10 April 1930 at Troy Cemetery. 
NoteThe following is from the Brantford Expositor:
Dye, Phoebe (Mrs.) Death 04/16/1930 BX, P. 21, Col. 4 -Funeral took place from the residence of the late Mrs. Phoebe Dye. Service conducted by Elder Thompson of the Adventist Church. Pall Bearers: R.A.Thompson; Geo. Howard; Fred Misener, Edgar Mullholland & R.M Robb. Interment at Troy.

Death reg. 037732-30 Lynden, Wentworth Co. Phoebe Dye, residence Lynden, widow, birthplace Troy, date of birth April 15, 1852. Age 77 yrs., 11 mos., 24 dys. At place of death six months, in province life. Parents Daniel Coleman and Mary Able, both born Troy. Date of death April 8, 1930. Informant M.V. Campbell, 3 Awde Street, Toronto. Relation to deceased - none. (The Toronto City Directory for 1930 shows M.V. Campbell at this address as an official of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.)
Place of burial Troy Cemetery on April 10th.

Volume 30, nbr. 20, of the Eastern Canadian Messenger, dated at Oshawa, May 20, 1930, (a Seventh Day Adventist periodical), page 8, also has an obituary for Phoebe Dye. It reads:

DYE - Mrs. Phoebe was born in Troy, Ontario. Many years ago she accepted the Third Angel's Message, and joined the Lynden church. She was well known throughout the conference, as she rarely missed attending camp meetings. She fell asleep in Jesus Tuesday morning, April 8. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer at the funeral, which was held Thursday, April 10, at the home of Mrs. Robinson, of Lynden.

She was buried beside her father and mother in the Troy Cemetery. Surviving her are her brother, Mr. Wesley Coleman of Hamilton, and her sister Mrs. Judson Smith of Galt.

(signed) M.V. Campbell. 

Child of Phoebe Coleman and Martin Van Buren Dye

Last Edited10 Jan 2018