Martin Van Buren Dye

ID # 172, (1839-1902)
BirthMartin Van Buren Dye was born in August 1839 at Wayland, New York. 
MarriageHe married Phoebe Coleman, daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Able, on 15 November 1887 at Chesaning, Michigan.

Source: 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.
 
DeathHe died in 1902 at Chesaning, Michigan. 
BurialHe was buried at Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan. 
NoteFind-a-Grave has a photo of Martin's military service stone in Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning. 

Child of Martin Van Buren Dye and Phoebe Coleman

Last Edited14 Oct 2017