Demens, Peter A., 1850-1919

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Author. Born Pyotr Alekseyevich Dementyev; a Russian nobleman and an officer of the Tsar's guards. Also went by P.A. Tverskoĭ.

From the description of Peter A. Demens papers, 1892-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069145

Biographical Note

  • 1850, May 1: Born Pyotr Alekseyevich Dementyev in Novgorod Governorate near St. Petersburg, Russia; a nobleman
  • 1867 - 1871 : Served as officer in tsar's infantry guard
  • 1871: Took ownership of the family estates in Tverʹ Province upon his majority
  • circa 1872: Married Raisa Borisenko
  • 1881: Arrived in United States and traveled to Jacksonville, Fla.
  • 1881 - 1885 : Settled in Longwood, Fla., and operated lumber and contracting businesses
  • 1886 - 1889 : Assumed charter of Orange Belt Railway and set up with others the Orange Belt Investment Co., a rail line constructed from Sanford, Fla., to the Pinellas Peninsula, present-day St. Petersburg, Fla.; sold interest in the railroad, 1889
  • 1889 - 1892 : Moved to Asheville, N.C., and operated P. A. Demens Woodworking Co., a lumber and contracting business; sold business, 1892
  • 1892 - 1919 : Moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and operated steam laundry venture; invested in citrus groves, Alta Loma, Calif.; president of Cucamonga Citrus Fruit Growers Association
  • 1893 - 1914 : Contributed articles to Viestnik Evropy under the name P. A. Tverskoĭ
  • 1905: Returned briefly to Russia
  • 1919, Jan. 21: Died, Alta Loma, Calif.

From the guide to the Peter A. Demens Papers, 1880-2000, (bulk 1892-1919), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Molokans--Hawaii
World War, 1914-1918
Dukhobors--Canada
Russian newspapers
Presidents--United States--Election
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Birth 1850

Death 1919-01-21

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