Dyment, David 1a

Birth Name Dyment, David 2a 3a 4a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 94 years, 10 months, 18 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 29, 1863 Richibucto, New Brunswick David gave this as his place of birth on a border crossing form
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Death February 16, 1958 Northam, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island Victoria West People's Cemetery
 
Arrival May 12, 1923 Vanceboro, Maine, United States  
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Residence 1881 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Marriage 1888 Massachusetts, United States  
 
Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
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Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Moses
Mother Bryant, Maria Ellen
    Brother     Dyment, Robert
    Sister     Dyment, Mary
    Brother     Dyment, John
    Sister     Dyment, Sophia Jane Jennie
         Dyment, David
    Brother     Dyment, Humphrey
    Sister     Dyment, Maria Eleanor
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth Ann Annie
    Brother     Dyment, Charles William
    Sister     Dyment, Martha Johanna Mattie
    Sister     Dyment, Jessie Melvina

Families

    Family of Dyment, David and Murray, Edith Lydia
Married Wife Murray, Edith Lydia
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage August 8, 1888 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  
 
  Children
  1. Dyment, Pearl Elizabeth (Lizzie Pearl)
  2. Dyment, Margaret Jane “Dee Dee”
  3. Dyment, Janetta
  4. Dyment, Martha JoAnn Mattie
  5. Dyment, Edith Blanch
  6. Dyment, Alecia May
  7. Dyment, Ralph Howard
  8. Dyment, Chesley Holmes
  9. Dyment, Stanley Bayfield
    Family of Dyment, David and Stewart Stuart, Nettie Alice
Married Wife Stewart Stuart, Nettie Alice
  Children
  1. Dyment, Charles Stuart
  2. Dyment, Lillian Mildred

Media

Narrative

David was born on 29 March 1863, in New Brunswick, and married on 8 Aug 1888, in Malden, Massachusetts, Edith Lydia Murray. Edith, born 13 Feb 186 in Spring Hill, P.E.I., was the daughter of Joshua Murray and Janet Holmes. David was living in Massachusetts at the time of his first marriage, and at least two of his daughters may have been born in Massachusetts. His family was not in the 1891 Canadian census, or in the 1900 US census. David had found work as a hostler in the States.

By the time of the 1901 census, the family was back on the Island. David had bought 100 acres of land from the government on 10 April 1901. At home were Pearl (11), Margaret (10), Janetta (8), Mattie (6), Edith (4), Alicia (2) and Ralph (8 months). Edith died 15 Apr 1907. David married again, to Nettie the daughter of Charles Stuart and Isabelle McKinnon. They had two children who died young.

In the 1911 census, David and Nettie were living with his children Janetta A, Martha J, Edith B, Alicia M, Ralph A , Wesley (Chesley) and Stanley D. Nettie died of cancer 2 September 1914, in Stoneham, Massachusetts. David was a widower in 1921, living with his sons Stanley and Chesley.

In 1953, the Summerside Journal extended greetings to David Dyment, "the grand old man of Springfield, PEI, on the occasion of his 90th birthday." In 1954, the paper noted that he gave a demonstration of his step-dancing at his birthday. On his 93rd birthday, the Journal Pioneer published a picture of David (Friday, April 6, 1956 page 13). David's frequent visits to friends and family were noted in the social pages of the Summerside papers. Earle Dyment remembers David as a wonderful man.

David died February 1958. There is a gravestone in the Tyne Valley Presbyterian Cemetery with the names of David's two wives and two infant children, but David's name was not on the stone. He was buried in Victoria West Cemetery.

Guardian : "Sympathy is extended to the family of -the late Mr. David Dyment, Springhill, who passed away Sunday, February 16th. Mr. Dyment was one of the oldest and a most respected citizen..."

Charlottetown Guardian (Charlotte, PEI), 4 March 1958, page 12
Funeral service was held February 18th for the late David Dyment in Victoria West Church. Despite a bad storm a large crowd gathered to show their respect to the deceased. Service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. L. M. MacNaughton of the Presbyterian Church. Internment in Victoria West church cemetery.

David's farm, in the 1928 Cummings Atlas, was in the same location as Moses Dyment's farm in the 1880 census.

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Dyment, Moses
    1. Bryant, Maria Ellen
      1. Dyment, Robert
      2. Dyment, Mary
      3. Dyment, John
      4. Dyment, Sophia Jane Jennie
      5. Dyment, David
        1. Murray, Edith Lydia
          1. Dyment, Pearl Elizabeth (Lizzie Pearl)
          2. Dyment, Margaret Jane “Dee Dee”
          3. Dyment, Janetta
          4. Dyment, Martha JoAnn Mattie
          5. Dyment, Edith Blanch
          6. Dyment, Alecia May
          7. Dyment, Ralph Howard
          8. Dyment, Chesley Holmes
          9. Dyment, Stanley Bayfield
        2. Stewart Stuart, Nettie Alice
          1. Dyment, Charles Stuart
          2. Dyment, Lillian Mildred
      6. Dyment, Humphrey
      7. Dyment, Maria Eleanor
      8. Dyment, Elizabeth Ann Annie
      9. Dyment, Charles William
      10. Dyment, Martha Johanna Mattie
      11. Dyment, Jessie Melvina

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
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  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: March 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1863 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  5. Ancestry.com: Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Ruhibucto, New Brunswick Arrival date: 12 May 1923 Arrival place: Vanceboro, Maine, United States

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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Ruhibucto, New Brunswick Arrival date: 12 May 1923 Arrival place: Vanceboro, Maine, United States

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        Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Ruhibucto, New Brunswick Arrival date: 12 May 1923 Arrival place: Vanceboro, Maine, United States