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Memorable Manitobans: James Dyler (1860-1926)


Born at Yeovil, Somersetshire, England on 16 April 1860, son of Edward and Caroline Dyler, he attended school at Sydenham until the age of 16. He worked at various jobs until coming to Manitoba and taking up a homestead claim in Township 17, Range 24, at Kelloe. He worked in railroading for a time before taking up farming full-time, raising cattle, horses and poultry.

On 5 May 1882, he married Jane Simpson. They had five children: Annie Dyler (b 1885; wife of Alexander Johnston), James Edward Dyler (b 1887), Robert Simpson Dyler (b 1890), John Alexander Dyler (b 1892), and Catherine Dyler (b 1894). He was a member of the Knights of the Maccabees and the Grain Growers Association.

He died at Winnipeg on 24 August 1926. His body was returned to Shoal Lake for burial.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2012

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