Dyment, Eleanor Penrose 1 2a 3a

Birth Name Dyment, Eleanor Penrose 4a 3b 5a
Gender female
Age at Death 72 years, 2 months, 1 day

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)

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 16, 1856 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1857 on her death record, died at age 71 4b 3c 5b
Death October 17, 1928 Freetown, Lot 25, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada cause of death - anaemia, from N. Bedeque church record  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Charlesabout 1834before 1878
Mother McDougall, ElizabethApril 29, 1828April 17, 1900
    Brother     Dyment, Levi March 24, 1855 July 23, 1945
         Dyment, Eleanor Penrose August 16, 1856 October 17, 1928
    Brother     Dyment, John Butcher September 7, 1858 September 27, 1885
    Brother     Dyment, Charles James July 21, 1861 July 29, 1939
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Ashton May 30, 1862 November 24, 1942
    Sister     Dyment, Susan Ann Annie September 26, 1864 February 16, 1949
    Sister     Dyment, Sarah Louisa August 22, 1865 February 4, 1947
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth Jane Jennie July 10, 1870 December 21, 1938

Families

Family of Reeves, Joseph T and Dyment, Eleanor Penrose

Married Husband Reeves, Joseph T ( * March 1, 1859 + June 13, 1945 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 13, 1882      
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Reeves, Sarah Jane JanieAugust 22, 1882December 19, 1952
Reeves, Frank SawyerMarch 20, 1883January 24, 1955
Reeves, Charlotte LottieNovember 15, 1885before 1963
Reeves, Henry HicksOctober 12, 1887July 5, 1968
Reeves, Walter ScottJanuary 14, 1890May 12, 1981
Reeves, Elizabeth Eleanor LibbieApril 19, 1895April 30, 1963
Reeves, Edward JamesDecember 13, 1897March 6, 1980
Reeves, FrederickDecember 13, 1897November 29, 1969

Source References

  1. Freetown Historical Society: Freetown, Past and Present
  2. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
      • Date: September 13, 1882
      • Page: Marriages 1878-1888 , image 246
  3. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, page 18 household of Levi Dyment
      • Source text:

        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

      • Source text:

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

      • Source text:

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

  4. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

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

      • Source text:

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

  5. 1901 Census of 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

      • Source text:

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