Dyment, Elizabeth L. 1a

Birth Name Dyment, Elizabeth L. 2a
Gender female
Age at Death 40 years, 1 month, 14 days


Elizabeth L. Dyment was born in 1849, the daughter of William Dyment and Effie McArthur. She was married to Augustine Cain at the manse in Lot 7 on December 16 1868 by the Rev. W. Stewart with William Dyment as one of the witnesses. Although Elizabeth was not in the PEI Baptismal Index, having William as a witness, and living in Lot 7 would link her to this family - as well, she named one daughter Effie and was buried next to William and Effie. Her widower Augustine signed a land agreement with other members of William and Effie's family.


Five of her children were in the PEI Baptismal Index: Annie, Catherine, Charles, Effie May, and George. It looks like most of them were baptized after Elizabeth's death, on 6 May 1899 in West Cape, children of Mr. and Mrs. A. Cain. Priscilla Cane was baptized on 7 November 1889 in West Cape. Annie and Effa May's marriage records in Massachusetts give Elizabeth and Augustine as their parents.

In the 1881 census, Augustine, a plasterer, and Elizabeth (age 32) were living in Lot 8 with Priscilla (12), Catherine (10), Annie (8), William (6), John (4) and Charles (1). Elizabeth died 15 February 1889 at age 40. On the same gravestone was their daughter, Priscilla Cain, age 20, who died in December 1889.

Effie, her surviving children, and Augustine Cain signed a conveyance of the land originally purchased by William Dyment in 1877 to Elizabeth's brother George.

In 1891, Augustine Cane, a widower, was living with Annie (17), William (14), John (12), Charles (10), George (8), and Effie (6) in a one and a half story house with two rooms in Lot 8. The schoolteacher and another woman were boarding with the Cains.

Augustine remarried. In 1901, Elizabeth's children Charles (20), George (18), and William (26) were living with their father and his second wife, Caroline (last name Wood or Harris on baptismal records for their children). Effie was living with an older sister. By 1911, only Charles and George were at home and unmarried.

William went to Maine, and Annie and Effa Mae to Massachusetts.

Some family trees say she was called Liz - this seems unlikely. At the time, the most common nicknames for Elizabeth were Eliza, Lizzie, Betsy, or Bessie.

PEI Marriage Registrations 1867-1871 page 212




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1849 Prince Edward Island, Canada church records say born 1847 2b
Death February 15, 1889 West Cape, Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, WilliamDecember 27, 1818April 30, 1886
Mother McArthur, Euphemia EffieFebruary 10, 1814March 26, 1909
    Brother     Dyment, Henry Scott October 1839 March 27, 1912
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Ann October 1840 August 22, 1901
    Brother     Dyment, John December 9, 1841 December 4, 1934
    Sister     Dyment, Harriet Jane March 1843 May 5, 1927
         Dyment, Elizabeth L. 1849 February 15, 1889
    Brother     Dyment, William Harris February 9, 1849 September 1930
    Brother     Dyment, George McCarter February 2, 1851 October 30, 1905
    Sister     Dyment, Maria Ellen March 7, 1853 March 3, 1905


Family of Cain, Augustine and Dyment, Elizabeth L.

Married Husband Cain, Augustine ( * October 1847 + January 4, 1919 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 16, 1868 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Cain, Priscilla1869December 9, 1889
Cain, Catherine KateSeptember 28, 1872March 9, 1938
Cain, AnnieMarch 9, 1874May 13, 1936
Cain, WilliamFebruary 26, 1875October 8, 1963
Cain, JohnJanuary 12, 1877March 27, 1949
Cain, CharlesJanuary 9, 1881December 6, 1953
Cain, GeorgeJuly 18, 18831972
Cain, Effa MaeSeptember 3, 18851967

Source References

  1. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
      • Date: December 16, 1868
      • Page: Marriages 1867-1871, image 110
  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1849 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1849 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada