Dyment, Elizabeth Ann 1a 2a 3a

Birth Name Dyment, Elizabeth Ann
Gender female
Age at Death 61 years, 6 months, 23 days


Elizabeth Ann was born 5 November 1863, and baptized as the daughter of Humphrey Dyment, Jr. and Nancy McDougall. (her gravestone said born 5 Dec 1863) She was living in Northam in 1881, with her parents, age 17. Elizabeth probably met Henry James Williams in Massachusetts, where they registered their intention to marry, so presumably she had gone to the States to find work. She and Henry, the son of John H. Williams and Annie M. Callahan, were married on 7 September 1887 in Tyne Valley. They returned to Massachusetts.

At the Baptist church, Tyne Valley, on Sept. 7 th , by the Rev. R. B. Kinley, Henry J. Williams, of Newton, Mass,
to Elizabeth Ann Dyment, daughter of Humphrey Dyment, Northam. Summerside Journal Sep 15, 1887

The attached photo of Humphrey Dyment has his son James behind him, and his daughter-in-law Laura Belle holding a baby. The other woman was said to to James' sister Nellie, but based on the ages of the children, the sister has to be Elizabeth. The photo would have been taken around the time she went to Massachusetts.

Elizabeth and Henry had had a daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth, who died at 7 months. In the 1900 US census, Henry and Elizabeth were living in Springfield, Massachusetts. They had been married 13 years, and had had one child, but not living. Henry, who had been a painter with his father at age 16, gave his occupation as chemist for a colouring company.

In 1910, Elizabeth Ann and Henry Williams were living in Massachusetts with their children Julian C. (age 7) and Alice A. (age 3); also living with them were nephews Spurgeon W. Barlow (age 24) and Henry J. W. Barlow (age 21). According to Uncle Dave's notes, Elizabeth and Henry adopted two girls, but Julian is a male in census records. From Massachusetts records, Julian and Alice were Henry Williams' nephew and niece, adopted by Henry and Elizabeth, probably after the death of their mother Alice in 1909.

In 1920, Julian was 16 and Alice 13.

They celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in 1912. Mr and Mrs Henry J. Williams of 225 Belmont Avenue celebrated their silver wedding anniversary by receiving their friends...A large number including many members of the State Street Baptist church of which Mr and Mrs Williams are members paid their respects and offered their congratulations. No formal invitations were issued but a general invitation was extended. Mr and Mrs Williams received in the spacious library of their home. They were assisted by Prof and Mrs George E Dawson, Mr and Mrs Waterman, B. C. Russell, Rev and Mrs B D Hahn...Mr and Mrs Williams received many presents and many messages of congratulations and greetings were received through the mails, many coming from other states. Mr and Mrs Williams were married in Prince Edward's Island September 7 1887. The first year of their married life was spent in Newton but since they have made their home in Springfield. Mrs Williams is prominently identified with several church organizations. Mr Williams is prominent in Masonic circles. Springfield Sunday Union, September 8, 1912, page A7.

Henry and Elizabeth were listed together in the Springfield City directories until 1925. Henry was a chemist with NEC&P Co.; they lived at 9 Euclid Avenue. Elizabeth was not listed with Henry from 1926 onwards.

This is most likely her, in the Massachusetts Death Index:
Name: Elizabeth A (Dyment) Williams
Death Date: 1925
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Volume Number: 73
Page Number: 556
Index Volume Number: 80
Reference Number: F63.M363 v.80

Mrs Elizabeth A. Williams, 62. wife of Henry J. Williams, died yesterday at her home. She was born in Northam, Prince Edward Island and had lived in Springfield 23 years. She leaves her husband, a daughter Miss Alice E. Williams of this city and Mr Julian C. Williams of Brooklyn, NY. Two brothers, Eli Dyment of New Hampshire and James Dyment, Northam. Springfield Republican, May 29 1925

In the 1930 census, Henry was a widower, living with daughter Alice in Springfield Massachusetts. In 1940, Henry was living with his married daughter Alice, and her husband Reginald Duguay.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 5, 1863 Northam, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death May 28, 1925 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Henry was a widower in the 1930 census; Town Clerk of springfield  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Humphrey Jr.March 4, 1820May 17, 1912
Mother McDougall, NancyMarch 25, 1822January 6, 1889
    Brother     Dyment, Eli January 18, 1861 March 4, 1929
    Brother     Dyment, James February 14, 1862 November 25, 1956
         Dyment, Elizabeth Ann November 5, 1863 May 28, 1925
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Eleanor 1867 May 26, 1890


Family of Williams, Henry James and Dyment, Elizabeth Ann

Married Husband Williams, Henry James ( * October 1863 + December 16, 1941 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 7, 1887 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada marriage also recorded in Massachusetts. Her parents were Humphrey Dyment and Nancyhis were John H. Williams and Annie M. Callahan,  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Williams, Marjorie ElizabethSeptember 14, 1895May 11, 1896
Williams Estes, Julian CecilMarch 14, 1904July 5, 1960

Source References

  1. Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Massachusetts : Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
      • Date: 1925
      • Page: Reference Number: F63.M363 v.80
      • Citation:

        Death of Elizabeth (Dyment) Williams in Springfield, Mass.; date confirmed by Town Clerk of Springfield

  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, Page 52, entry for Aunfry Dyment
  3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      • Date: August 24, 1887
      • Page: Intention of Marriage, page 340