Dyke, Joshua (1850-1934)

Family

Joshua was born abt1850 at Wednesfield, Staffordshire, to parents John, a coal miner and local preacher (1861), and Mary.

Before entering the ministry, Joshua also worked in a coal mine from a very young age.

He married Bell Park on 24 May 1875 at Middlesex, Ontario. They had one child. 

  • Leila Bell (1876-1886)

He married Sophie Fox (1856-1929) on 25 December 1882 at Kent, Ontario. Census returns identify four children.

  • John Armour (1884-1953) – a barrister (1925)
  • Ward Allison (b1888) – a broker (1911)
  • Anna Louise (1889-1971)
  • Edith M (b1895) – a law student (1921)

Joshua died on 12 August 19345 at Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Circuits

  • 1871 Leighton Buzzard
  • 1872 Bradford, Canada
  • 1873 London
  • 1876 Amaranth
  • 1878 Collingsby
  • 1879 Chatham
  • 1881 Brownsville
  • 1882 disappears
  • Continued as a Methodist minister following Methodist union in Canada.

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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