Dyment, David

Birth Name Dyment, David 1a 2a 3a 4a
Gender male
Age at Death 94 years, 10 months, 18 days

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.

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 29, 1863 Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada David gave this as his place of birth on a border crossing form 1b 2b 3b 4b
Death February 16, 1958 Northam, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Victoria West People's Cemetery  
Arrival May 12, 1923 Vanceboro, Maine, United States   4c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Mosesabout 1830August 20, 1893
Mother Bryant, Maria EllenAugust 27, 1831May 5, 1917
    Brother     Dyment, Robert August 10, 1855 March 29, 1916
    Sister     Dyment, Mary October 9, 1857 December 18, 1941
    Brother     Dyment, John December 12, 1858 June 18, 1917
    Sister     Dyment, Sophia Jane Jennie December 22, 1860 April 27, 1954
         Dyment, David March 29, 1863 February 16, 1958
    Brother     Dyment, Humphrey April 2, 1865 April 30, 1921
    Sister     Dyment, Maria Eleanor July 7, 1867 January 9, 1957
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth Ann Annie February 25, 1869 March 31, 1926
    Brother     Dyment, Charles William December 25, 1870 May 9, 1952
    Sister     Dyment, Martha Johanna Mattie March 19, 1873 March 27, 1965
    Sister     Dyment, Jessie Melvina February 5, 1875 April 11, 1914

Families

Family of Dyment, David and Murray, Edith Lydia

Married Wife Murray, Edith Lydia ( * February 13, 1869 + April 15, 1907 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 8, 1888 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Pearl Elizabeth (Lizzie Pearl)April 16, 1889April 29, 1943
Dyment, Margaret Jane “Dee Dee”September 25, 1890March 25, 1983
Dyment, JanettaJune 25, 1892February 6, 1991
Dyment, Martha JoAnn MattieMay 5, 1894June 1980
Dyment, Edith Blanch R. N.April 16, 1896February 6, 1988
Dyment, Alecia MayJune 5, 18981965
Dyment, Ralph HowardAugust 8, 1900October 19, 1918
Dyment, Chesley HolmesNovember 7, 1902June 1944
Dyment, Stanley BayfieldDecember 13, 1904August 15, 1983

Family of Dyment, David and Stewart Stuart, Nettie Alice

Married Wife Stewart Stuart, Nettie Alice ( * October 31, 1876 + September 2, 1914 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 7, 1911 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Charles Stuart19111914
Dyment, Lillian Mildred19131914

Source References

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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