Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie

Birth Name Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie
Gender female
Age at Death 60 years, 10 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth June 21, 1902 Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States New Hampshire births
Death July 1, 1962 Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States obituary, Hillsboro Messenger
Marriage 1916 New Hampshire, United States  
Marriage 1940 New Hampshire, United States  
Residence 1955    


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Robert
Mother Murray, Margaret Jane
    Brother     Dyment, Charles Elwood
    Brother     Dyment, Howard James
    Brother     Dyment, Jabez William
    Sister     Dyment, Catherine Belle
    Brother     Dyment, Robert P.
    Sister     Dyment, Margaret Jane
    Brother     Dyment, Willis Sargent
    Brother     Dyment, Ray Alexander
    Brother     Dyment, Albert Yeo
         Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie
    Sister     Dyment, Hazel G.
Stepfather Kimball, William Porter
Mother Murray, Margaret Jane


    Family of Waters, John Francis and Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie
Married Husband Waters, John Francis
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 1, 1916 Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States  
  1. Waters, Walter John
    Family of Johnson, Roy John and Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie
Married Husband Johnson, Roy John
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage November 9, 1940 New Hampshire, United States  



In 1916, Elizabeth married the much older John Francis Waters (age 36) when she was still a teen-ager (age 14). On her marriage record, there is an indication that special permission was required for the marriage. One year later she had a baby boy.

When he filled out a registration form for WW1, John Francis Waters gave his occupation as undertaker, working for Geo. W. Waters, and this was the name he gave as his contact (about 1917/1918).

In the 1920 census, John F. Waters was living with his uncle, George Waters:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George W Waters M 66 Ireland
Wife Catharine Waters F 69 Ireland
Daughter Mary Waters F 36 New Hampshire
Nephew John F Waters M 39 Massachusetts

There was no wife, or baby son, in this household. I haven't been able to find Elizabeth in the 1920 census. She was not living with her mother and step-father. Elizabeth was not living with her husband and son in the 1930 census, or with her son Walter in the 1940 census.

In 1930, "Bessie Waters" was working as a maid in the family of Robert Johnson. In 1940, Elizabeth was working as the housekeeper for Roy Johnson, a widower with children. She had not been working for him in 1930, but indicated that she had been in the same place in 1935.

John Francis Waters died in 1933. His status on the death record was married, but the name of his wife was left blank on the form.

Elizabeth married Ray Johnson in November 1940 in New Hampshire. From census records, Elizabeth had been keeping house for the widower.

name: Roy Johnson
event: Census, event year: 1940
housekeeper Elizabeth Waters F 37 Massachusetts

"Mrs (Bessie) Elizabeth A. Johnson died at a nursing home in Concord on Sunday July 1. She was born in South Lancaster, Mass. the daughter of Robert Dyment and Margaret Jane Murray. Survivors are her husband Roy J. Johnson and two sons, John W. Waters, a prominent undertaker. Donald R. Johnson of Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Bouffard of Portland, Or and Mrs. Louise De Lelia of New York; brother Albert Dyment of Jamaica, Long Island, New York, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Devine of Brooklyn and Mrs. Hazel Pedeare." Hillsborough Messenger July 12 1962

From records, it looks like Roy went to Oregon to live with one of his children, and died there in 1976.

Citing this Record "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTM1-YFB : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Roy Johnson, Hillsborough Town, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-20, sheet 13B, family 301, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2288.

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH8R-C8B : accessed 15 Jul 2013), John F Waters in entry for George W Waters, 1920.




  1. Dyment, Robert
    1. Murray, Margaret Jane
      1. Dyment, Charles Elwood
      2. Dyment, Howard James
      3. Dyment, Jabez William
      4. Dyment, Catherine Belle
      5. Dyment, Robert P.
      6. Dyment, Margaret Jane
      7. Dyment, Willis Sargent
      8. Dyment, Ray Alexander
      9. Dyment, Albert Yeo
      10. Dyment, Elizabeth Alice Bessie
        1. Waters, John Francis
          1. Waters, Walter John
        2. Johnson, Roy John
      11. Dyment, Hazel G.