March 30, 1828, Stradone, County Cavan, Ireland.

June 17, 1903, Toronto, Canada.


Dewart was the son of James Dewart and Margaret Hartley, and husband of Dorothy Matilda Hunt.

He arrived in Canada around 1834. Ordained a Methodist minister in 1855, he edited the Methodist newspaper, the Toronto Christian Guardian (1869–94), and earned a DD degree from Victoria University, Toronto, in 1879. His works include:

  1. Father Supreme, by Whom We Live
  2. O Thou Who Hast in Every Age
  3. Out on Life’s Dark Heaving Ocean