Demens, Peter A., 1850-1919

Alternative names
birth 1850
death 1919‑01‑21
WorldCat, LC, lc

Biographical notes:

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

Born Pyotr Alekseyevich Dementyev in Novgorod Governorate near St. Petersburg, Russia; a nobleman
Served as officer in tsar's infantry guard
Took ownership of the family estates in Tverʹ Province upon his majority
Married Raisa Borisenko
Arrived in United States and traveled to Jacksonville, Fla.
Settled in Longwood, Fla., and operated lumber and contracting businesses
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
Moved to Asheville, N.C., and operated P. A. Demens Woodworking Co., a lumber and contracting business; sold business, 1892
Moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and operated steam laundry venture; invested in citrus groves, Alta Loma, Calif.; president of Cucamonga Citrus Fruit Growers Association
Contributed articles to Viestnik Evropy under the name P. A. Tverskoĭ
Returned briefly to Russia
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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