Dyment, William Alton

Birth Name Dyment, William Alton 1a 2a 3a
Gender male
Age at Death 60 years, 9 months, 14 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth December 10, 1894 O'Leary, Prince Edward Island date given by William on draft cards
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Death September 24, 1955 Massachusetts, United States not in Fred's obit (1984); Mass. city directory and death index
 
Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Arrival December 1914    
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Residence April 1, 1940 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  
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Naturalisation 1954 Massachusetts, United States  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, George
Mother Silliker, Ellen Jane Jennie
    Sister     Dyment, Loretta May Rita
    Brother     Dyment, George Leslie
         Dyment, William Alton
    Sister     Dyment, Alice Matilda
    Brother     Dyment, John Thomas
    Brother     Dyment, Frederick Cecil
    Sister     Dyment, Annie Verna
    Sister     Dyment, Edith
    Sister     Dyment, Jennie Viola
    Brother     Dyment, James Willard
    Sister     Dyment, Ruth Izetta
    Brother     Dyment, Earl Earle Eugene

Families

    Family of Dyment, William Alton and McKinnon, Annie Ella
Married Wife McKinnon, Annie Ella
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 12, 1921 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Mass. Marriage Index - or in Boston
 
  Children
  1. Dyment, Frederick
  2. Dyment, Alton Neal Neil

Narrative

Most Dyment genealogies say that William Alton married Annie MacKinnon and had three children. Although the marriage can be verified, the children listed fit with William Earl Dyment's family.

In 1913, Alton and his brother Leslie went to the States, to Rumford Falls, probably to work in the woods in the winter. A year later, William (20) and his father George (48) arrived in the US, giving Ellen (Silliker) Dyment as their contact person, this time with Princeton, Mass. as their destination. Wm. A. Dyment crossed the border a couple more times, giving his uncle James Silliker as a contact and his occupation as carpenter. In 1916, Alton and his brother John went to Malden.

By 1920, the family had settled in Massachussets. William Alton was single in the US 1920 census (Dynunt family in Massachusetts).

It seems likely that this is William Alton in the 1930 census - his wife's name was transcribed as Marjorie - a son named Elton/Alton seems to confirm the link. The immigration year of 1916 fits with the family of George Dyment and Janie Silliker:

Name: William E Dyment
Event: Census, 1930 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 34, Marital Status: Married
Birthplace: Canada, Estimated Birth Year: 1896
Immigration Year: 1916
Father's Birthplace: Canada, Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Head William E Dyment M 34 Canada
Wife Marjorie E Dyment F 33 Canada (Annie E?)
Son Alexander B Dyment M 5 Massachusetts
Son Elton N Dyment M 3 Massachusetts (usually Alton)
Son Henry C Dyment M 1 Massachusetts
Source Citation: "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQP8-W26 : accessed 20 June 2012), William E Dyment, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

However, city directories around this time give William's wife as "Annie E.", so the Marjorie must be an error. In the 1940 census, William is married to Annie (age 43, b. Canada). They have three boys, Alexander (15), Alton (13), and Harvey (11). On his "Old Man Draft Card" in 1942, Alton gave his date of birth as December 10 1894, and his contact as "Addie E. Dyment". He was self-employed, working for Dyment Brothers.

There was a newspaper article saying that one son, Frederick, had been killed by a car in 1928.

Annie's name on her naturalization card was Annie Ella Dyment.
name: William Alton Dyment
event: Naturalization, event date: 1954, event place: Massachusetts
birth year: 1894
court: U.S. District Court
nara publication title: Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1907-1966
nara publication number: M1545
nara roll number: 48
Citing this Record: "Massachusetts, Naturalization Index, 1906-1966," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XGQ1-D5M : accessed 07 Jan 2013), William Alton Dyment, 1954.

 

Pedigree

  1. Dyment, George
    1. Silliker, Ellen Jane Jennie
      1. Dyment, Loretta May Rita
      2. Dyment, George Leslie
      3. Dyment, William Alton
        1. McKinnon, Annie Ella
          1. Dyment, Frederick
          2. Dyment, Alton Neal Neil
      4. Dyment, Alice Matilda
      5. Dyment, John Thomas
      6. Dyment, Frederick Cecil
      7. Dyment, Annie Verna
      8. Dyment, Edith
      9. Dyment, Jennie Viola
      10. Dyment, James Willard
      11. Dyment, Ruth Izetta
      12. Dyment, Earl Earle Eugene

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: 1940 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1609; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9-246.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Canada English Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1609; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9-246.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Canada English Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1609; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9-246.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Canada English Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

  2. Ancestry.com: Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: Canada Residence date: Residence place: Canada Arrival date: Dec 1914 Arrival place: Calais, Maine, United States

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: Canada Residence date: Residence place: Canada Arrival date: Dec 1914 Arrival place: Calais, Maine, United States

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: Canada Residence date: Residence place: Canada Arrival date: Dec 1914 Arrival place: Calais, Maine, United States

  3. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: December 1894 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: December 1894 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: December 1894 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada