Dyment, Dyer Henry 1a 2a

Birth Name Dyment, Dyer Henry 3a 4a 2b
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years, 5 months, 9 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth October 3, 1863 Kildare, Prince, Prince Edward Island PEI Baptismal Index, baptized 7 January 1864; gave 3 Oct 1867 on a naturalization form
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Death March 12, 1943 Washington State, United States Washington State Digital Archives, at age 79
 
Residence 1910   name given as Henry Gus in 1920 census
 
Occupation 1930   City Commissioner in Tacoma Washington
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Henry Scott
Mother Hardy, Matilda Serepta
    Sister     Dyment, Angeline
    Brother     Dyment Dymond, William Havelock
         Dyment, Dyer Henry
    Brother     Dyment Diamond, Hudson C.
    Sister     Dyment, Harriet Ellen Hattie
    Sister     Dyment, Margaret Ann
    Brother     Dyment, George Watson
    Sister     Dyment, Angeline Annie Anna
    Sister     Dyment, Meriah
    Sister     Dyment, Minnie

Families

    Family of Dyment, Dyer Henry and Ellis, Emma Jane
Married Wife Ellis, Emma Jane
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 23, 1889 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Mass. Marriages under Dyer Dimond (25) and Emma Ellis (21)
 
  Children
  1. Dyment, Stella May
  2. Dyment, Harry Dyer
  3. Dyment, Raymond Ellis
  4. Dyment, Thaddeus William
  5. Dyment, Lloyd Walter
  6. Dyment, Lois Edna M.

Media

Narrative

Henry Dyer was born at home in Kidare on the O'Leary Road in 1863, the son of Henry Scott Dyment and Matilda S. Hardy.

He gave his year of emigration as 1886 on the 1910 US census form, and was listed in a Malden, Massachusetts directory in 1887 as a woodworker.

In 1889, he married Emma Ellis from PEI, who had also emigrated in 1886. The marriage of Dyer Diamond and Emma J Ellis, both of Cambridge, was noted in the Cambridge Chronicle, Volume 44, Number 2278, 26 October 1889.

Their eldest daughter, Stella, was born in Massachusetts. In 1893 they started moving west, with son Harry Dyer born in Montana in January 1894. Settling in Tacoma, Washington they had four more children: Ray Ellis, Thaddeus William, Lloyd, and Lois.

In the 1900 census, Henry was working as a carpenter. Henry and Emma had been married for 11 years, and at that time had had 4 children, 3 living. One son, Harry Roy, had died young. In the 1910 census, Emma reported that she had had 8 children, 6 of whom were living. The children listed were Stella (19), Harry (16), Ray (10), Thad (5), Lloyd (3) and Lois (11 months).

At this time, Dyer was a patrolman for the City. During prohibition, Dyer was noted as one of the top members of the "dry squad" in Tacoma. Dyer worked his way up, becoming Chief of Police by 1921. In 1926, he was elected as part of a new slate of city councilmen, responsible for Public Safety. He served two terms as Commissioner of Public Safety. In 1932, he celebrated 25 years on the Police Force.

In 1930, Dyer and Emma were living with Thaddeus and his wife Gertrude, Lloyd, and Lois and her husband Thomas. In 1940, Lloyd, and Lois with her second husband Virgil Thompson, were living with their parents.

Dyer died in 1943 at the age of 79.

HENRY DYER DYMENT IN WHO'S WHO IN WASHINGTON

"DYMENT, Henry Dyer, City Councilman, Commr. Public Safety, City Hall, Tacoma; b. Prince Edward Island, Can., Oct. 3, 1965; s. Henry and Matilda (Hardy) Dyment; m. Emma Jane Ellis, of Prince Edward Island, Sept 23, 1890; six children, Stella M. (Whitney), Harry D., Ray E., Thad W., Lloyd W. and Lois E. (Cummings); came to Wash. 1898 and entered police dept. of Tacoma in 1907, passing through all grades to chief; chief of police 1921-1925; Commr. of Public Safety (elected) 1925-1927. Lodges: Masonic Shrine, Moose, Elks, Eagles, W.O.W. Clubs: Kiwanis, Young Men's Republican, Chamber of Commerce; Republican; Protestant; rec., hunting and fishing; res. 5601 S. Sheridan Ave. "(As quoted in "Who's Who in Washington State," Vol. 1, 1927)

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Dyment, Henry Scott
    1. Hardy, Matilda Serepta
      1. Dyment, Angeline
      2. Dyment Dymond, William Havelock
      3. Dyment, Dyer Henry
        1. Ellis, Emma Jane
          1. Dyment, Stella May
          2. Dyment, Harry Dyer
          3. Dyment, Raymond Ellis
          4. Dyment, Thaddeus William
          5. Dyment, Lloyd Walter
          6. Dyment, Lois Edna M.
      4. Dyment Diamond, Hudson C.
      5. Dyment, Harriet Ellen Hattie
      6. Dyment, Margaret Ann
      7. Dyment, George Watson
      8. Dyment, Angeline Annie Anna
      9. Dyment, Meriah
      10. Dyment, Minnie

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 7, page 38, household of Henery Dyment
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1864 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1864 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. Ancestry.com: 1940 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T627_4390; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 42-59.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1865 Birth place: Canada English Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T627_4390; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 42-59.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1865 Birth place: Canada English Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

  4. Ancestry.com: U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 3 Oct 1867 Birth place: Canada Residence date: Residence place: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 3 Oct 1867 Birth place: Canada Residence date: Residence place: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont