Dyment, Mary Eleanor

Birth Name Dyment, Mary Eleanor 1a 2a
Gender female
Age at Death 85 years, 8 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 5, 1899 Northam, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island bap. Richmond Bay Pastoral Charge West Presbyterian Church 1b 2b
Death November 15, 1984 Nova Scotia, Canada    
Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c
Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island   1c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, JamesFebruary 14, 1862November 25, 1956
Mother McArthur, Laura BelleNovember 26, 1871August 7, 1945
    Brother     Dyment, Albert Hatfield June 13, 1891 June 26, 1964
    Brother     Dyment, Wilfred James July 28, 1893 May 8, 1955
    Brother     Dyment, Eli Herman July 26, 1895 October 1, 1972
    Brother     Dyment, Edward Earle October 3, 1897 April 12, 1972
         Dyment, Mary Eleanor March 5, 1899 November 15, 1984
    Brother     Dyment, Henry Williams Bill March 2, 1900 May 15, 1987
    Brother     Dyment, Alexander Clifford December 19, 1903 June 1, 1982
    Sister     Dyment, Laura Belle November 15, 1905 September 9, 1991
    Brother     Dyment, Cecil Roy May 21, 1908 May 31, 1998
    Sister     Dyment, Annie Minerva September 30, 1908 November 2, 1978
    Brother     Dyment, Arthur Spurgeon August 31, 1910 April 27, 1994
    Sister     Dyment, Clara Ethel April 24, 1912 March 19, 1925
    Brother     Dyment, George Russel December 5, 1914 August 6, 1991

Families

    Family of Marchbank, George Henry and Dyment, Mary Eleanor
Married Husband Marchbank, George Henry ( * March 26, 1886 + 1979 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 30, 1922 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Marchbank, Margaret Patricia1923January 21, 2003
Marchbank, James DavidDecember 9, 19241996

Media

Narrative

Mary Eleanor was born in 1899, the first surviving daughter of James Dyment and Laura Belle McArthur - after five boys, a daughter must have been welcomed by the family. She was named after James' youngest sister. According to one of her younger sisters, Eleanor was the serious sister who didn't always approve of the antics of her younger siblings.

Eleanor attended the local school in Northam, and went on to teacher's training at Prince of Wales in Charlottetown. Like her brother and sisters, she taught in several schools on the Island, including Enmore, Birch Hill and Belmont.

According to PEI public accounts for the year 1922, Eleanor Dyment was teaching in Belmont School, for a salary of $290/year. This was the school where Lucy Maud Montgomery had also taught, and described in her diaries - Eleanor's sister Laura Belle taught in the same school and found Montgomery's description to be "bang on".

In August 1922, she married George Henry Marchbank from Alma. George had served overseas with the Princess Patricia's from 1915 to the end of the war, according to a news item in the Guardian. He received the Mons medal for his long service.

After their marriage, the couple lived in Montrose, PEI. George was possibly the constable in Alma in the 1920s mentioned in the newspaper. Eleanor and George were in the 1928 Cummins Atlas of PEI in Lot 3 at P. O. Alma with children Isabell, Margaret, and James. George, it was noted, had served in the Army and was raising silver foxes.

In 1936, they left Woodville PEI for Alberton. In the farewell message from the community, George's interest in horse racing was noted, as well as his ownership of a promising race horse. Eleanor was thanked for her service to the community.

George and Eleanor raised a large family of nine children. They were living in Debert by the 1940s, and Truro, Nova Scotia by the 1950s. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Truro in 1972. Eleanor was very happy that day, to have so many members of her family at home to celebrate with them.

Source: Expenditure Appendices to the Report on Public Accounts For the Fiscal Period extending from the 31st day of December, 1921, to the 31st day of December, 1922. Department of Education

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Dyment, James
    1. McArthur, Laura Belle
      1. Dyment, Albert Hatfield
      2. Dyment, Wilfred James
      3. Dyment, Eli Herman
      4. Dyment, Edward Earle
      5. Dyment, Mary Eleanor
        1. Marchbank, George Henry
          1. Marchbank, Margaret Patricia
          2. Marchbank, James David
      6. Dyment, Henry Williams Bill
      7. Dyment, Alexander Clifford
      8. Dyment, Laura Belle
      9. Dyment, Cecil Roy
      10. Dyment, Annie Minerva
      11. Dyment, Arthur Spurgeon
      12. Dyment, Clara Ethel
      13. Dyment, George Russel

Ancestors

Source References

  1. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: March 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1899 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: 1899 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1899 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada