|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1856|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1936|
Richard Dimes, Sr. was born at 39 Pulheney Street, in Islington. He was the son of Francis Dimes and Susannah Brown.
He married Caroline Patterson on 11 Feb 1877 at St. Anne's, Westminster. They were the parents of nine children. The first three children -- Ellen E., Ada & Richard (died at birth) -- were born in England. The next six -- Samuel T., Bertram F., Mary Alice, Ethel M., Mabel & Richard -- were born in Massachusetts.
Between 1881 and 1882, the Dimes family emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts. Trained in England, Richard found employment as a master silversmith. According to the Encyclopedia of American Silversmiths, 3rd edition, he worked for both Towle Manufacturing and the Frank W. Smith Company. He founded Dimes Company in 1908. The company ceased to exist in 1955, when it was acquired by the King Silver Company.
Caroline Patterson Dimes (1856 - 1917)*
Ellen Elizabeth Dimes Buckley (1878 - 1918)*
Richard Dimes (1895 - 1933)*
Forest Dale Cemetery
Plot: Section 39 Lot 92
Created by: Susan Rainwater
Record added: Apr 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50636514