Dyment, Eleanor Penrose 1 2a 3a 4a

Birth Name Dyment, Eleanor Penrose 5a 4b 6a
Gender female
Age at Death 72 years, 2 months, 1 day

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth August 16, 1856 Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island 1857 on her death record, died at age 71
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Death October 17, 1928 Freetown, Prince Edward Island cause of death - anaemia, from N. Bedeque church record
 
Residence 1881 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Residence 1891 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Residence 1901 Lot 25, Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Marriage September 13, 1882    
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Charles
Mother McDougall, Elizabeth
    Brother     Dyment, Levi
         Dyment, Eleanor Penrose
    Brother     Dyment, John Butcher
    Brother     Dyment, Charles James
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Ashton
    Sister     Dyment, Susan Ann Annie
    Sister     Dyment, Sarah Louisa
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth Jane Jennie
 
Stepfather Ellis, James
Mother McDougall, Elizabeth
    Half-brother     McDougall, Alexander

Families

    Family of Reeves, Joseph T and Dyment, Eleanor Penrose
Married Husband Reeves, Joseph T
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage September 13, 1882    
 
  Children
  1. Reeves, Sarah Jane Janie
  2. Reeves, Frank Sawyer
  3. Reeves, Charlotte Lottie
  4. Reeves, Henry Hicks
  5. Reeves, Walter Scott
  6. Reeves, Elizabeth Eleanor Libbie
  7. Reeves, Edward James
  8. Reeves, Frederick

Media

Narrative

Eleanor Penrose Dyment was born on 6 August 1855 in Tyne Valley, the eldest daughter of Charles Dyment and Elizabeth MacDougall Her father died when she was young, and her brother was the head of the Dyment household in 1881.

She married Joseph T. Reeves (Big Joe) in 1882. Her brother Levi and Parmenas Ellis were witnesses, and Rev. John Allen performed the ceremony. Joseph was born 1 March 1859 in Freetown, PEI, the son of Thomas Reeves and Sarah Jane Strang.

At the time of their marriage, Joseph Reeves was a farmer from Fifteen Point, and Penrose Diamond was a spinster from Tyne Valley. Her name was recorded as Penrose in the 1891 census, as well on her marriage license, so it was probably the name she used.

Penrose and Big Joe first lived in Muddy Creek, then they moved to Lower Freetown where Joseph's father Thomas lived. Joe was a farmer, a well- digger and a brickmaker. He made the bricks that were used to build Holmans store in Summerside and the Roman Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel.

Eleanor Penrose and Joseph had seven children born in Muddy Creek. There was only one entry in the PEI Baptismal Index for this family, a later entry for their daughter Elizabeth. Although Joseph was raised in the Church of Scotland, in the 1891 census he said he was a "free thinker", which might have made it difficult to find a minister willing to baptize their children.

In 1891, Joseph and Penrose were in Lot 17 with Sarah (7), Frank (5), Lottie (3), Henry (1) and Joseph (3/12). Joseph was farming. On this census record, Penrose said that both of her parents were born on the Island.

Eleanor P. Reeves was living with husband Joseph T. Reeves in the 1901 census in Lot 25. Children at home were Jane (17), Frank (16), Lottie (14), Henry (12), Walter (10), Elizabeth (5), Frederick (3), and Eddie (3). Dates of birth for the children in this family have been taken from this census. Joseph was a Presbyterian, and Eleanor Penrose a Methodist.

In 1911, they were living with Elizabeth, Walter, Fred and Eddie.

In the 1921 census, they were living in North Bedeque with their son Frederick and Thomas Phillips.

Eleanor Penrose died 17 October 1928 in Freetown, PEI.

"There passed away at her residence in Freetown on Wednesday after a lingering illness, Mrs. Joseph Reeves, at the age of seventy-one years. Before her marriage she was Miss Eleanor Diamond of Tyne Valley but came to Freetown with her husband and family about twenty years ago. Besides her husband there are left to mourn five sons and three daughters."

Daimond, Eleanor wife of Joseph Reeves at 71, Wilmot Valley.

Other obituaries give surviving sisters as Mrs. (Dr.) George Rodman and Mrs. Austin Farvell of Boston; Mrs. A. Phillips, Mrs. Lemuel Cudmore and brothers Levi and Charles on the Island. Sister Mary Ashton was Mrs. Phillips, Sarah Louise was Mrs. Cudmore. Elizabeth Jane's second husband was Austin Farwell. That leaves Susan as Mrs. George Rodman. And, since two of these sisters lived in the States, we know that they were in contact with the family back on PEI. However, Eleanor Penrose's obituary does not match that of her mother, in 1900.

From the History of Freetown
see also The Island Register, http://www.islandregister.com/reeves1.html, for The Descendants of Simon Reeves and Sarah Taylor

Summerside Journal October 22 1928 (on PEI Ancestry)

Pedigree

  1. Dyment, Charles
    1. McDougall, Elizabeth
      1. Dyment, Levi
      2. Dyment, Eleanor Penrose
        1. Reeves, Joseph T
          1. Reeves, Sarah Jane Janie
          2. Reeves, Frank Sawyer
          3. Reeves, Charlotte Lottie
          4. Reeves, Henry Hicks
          5. Reeves, Walter Scott
          6. Reeves, Elizabeth Eleanor Libbie
          7. Reeves, Frederick
          8. Reeves, Edward James
      3. Dyment, John Butcher
      4. Dyment, Charles James
      5. Dyment, Mary Ashton
      6. Dyment, Susan Ann Annie
      7. Dyment, Sarah Louisa
      8. Dyment, Elizabeth Jane Jennie

Source References

  1. Freetown Historical Society: Freetown, Past and Present
  2. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  3. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
      • Date: September 13, 1882
      • Page: Marriages 1878-1888 , image 246
  4. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, page 18 household of Levi Dyment
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        Birth date: 1858 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1856 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1858 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1856 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1858 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1856 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  5. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: March 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  6. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1855 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 25, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1855 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 25, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1855 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 25, Prince (east/est), Prince Edward Island, Canada