Dyment, George McCarter 1a 2a 3a

Birth Name Dyment, George McCarter 3b
Gender male
Age at Death 54 years, 8 months, 28 days


George Dyment, also known as George McCarter Dymond, was born on 2 February 1851 in Prince County Prince Edward Island, the son of William Dyment and Effie McArthur. In the PEI Baptismal Index, his parents names were reversed (Effy Dymont and William McArthur).

According to the Genealogies of the Families of Cohasset, Massachusetts (1909) and his death certificate, his year of birth was 1849, although George himself gave dates ranging from 1852-1854 on different census forms. In the 1881 census, he was two years younger than his wife, who was born in 1852. In the 1900 US census, he gave his birthday as August 1852, and was the same age as his wife Sarah.

In 1875, George had married Sarah Jane Harris. The marriage was performed by Rev. C. Fraser, West Cape, with Margaret Fraser and Isaac Harris as witnesses. Sarah Jane, born September 1852, Prince Co, P.E.I., was the daughter of William Harris and Elizabeth Gay.

In the P.E.I. census of 1881 George (27) and Sarah (29) were living with his parents William and Effe Dyment, and their children: Bertrium age 6, Elizabeth age 5, Ellen age 4, Jane age 2, Swabey age 1 and Robert age 2 months. In 1891 the family was still living in Lot 7 (Bertrum, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Jane, Swabey, Alvin, John, Robert, Walter, Annie, and Loretta). George was farming, and the family was living in a one and a half story house with 5 rooms. There was a land conveyance of 73 acres from Augustus Cain, probably the husband of George's sister Elizabeth, to George in March 1891. It is possible from the names around him on the census record that George was living on his father's farm.

In 1895 they moved to the United States. George found work as a house painter.

In the 1900 US census, they had been married for 25 years. Sarah stated on the Federal Census of 1900 that she had had 14 children, 12 living. The children who were living with the family in the United States that year were: Jane (21), George (20, a teamster), Alvin (19, a house painter), John (18, a blacksmith),Robert (16, plumber), Walter (13, at school), Annie B. (11, at school), Loretta (9, at school), William E. (1894), and Charles H (1895). One of the two children who died was Thomas, and all of the others can be accounted for in 1900, except for Bertrum. Most genealogies give his date of death as 1955/56, but there is no record of Bertrum in US or Canadian census records after the 1891 census, which argues for him being one of the children who died before 1900.

Effie, age 85, was living with the family.

George died 30 Oct 1905 in Cohasset Massachusetts at the age of 56.
DYMENT. George, d. 30 Oct., 1905, aged 56 yrs. 8 mos. 23 days, married,
son of William and Effie McCarty, P. E. Island.

Sarah was widowed in the 1910 census, and still at home were John, Robert, Annie, Loretta, William E., and Charles H. In the 1920 Federal Census, children at home were John (34), Charles and Annie (30). Sarah died 27 Apr 1938, Cohasset, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts. According to a clipping from the Boston Globe newspaper, the funeral of Mrs Sarah Harris Dyment, age 87, was in 1938.

Story assembled by Jane Dyment; picture of George taken from a family tree on Ancestry (the McAvenia Family Tree).

Birth: Feb. 7, 1849
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Death: Oct. 30, 1905
Cohasset Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA
Burial: Woodside Cemetery
Cohasset Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Created by: Dave Clark
Record added: Jan 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104033842


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 2, 1851 Prince Edward Island, Canada baptized in O'Leary 3c
Death October 30, 1905 Massachusetts, United States    


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
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth L. 1849 February 15, 1889
    Brother     Dyment, William Harris February 9, 1849 September 1930
         Dyment, George McCarter February 2, 1851 October 30, 1905
    Sister     Dyment, Maria Ellen March 7, 1853 March 3, 1905


Family of Dyment, George McCarter and Harris, Sarah Jane

Married Wife Harris, Sarah Jane ( * 1852 + 1938 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 12, 1873 West Cape, Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Thomas JamesApril 2, 18741876
Dyment, Bertram1875before 1900
Dyment, Elizabeth Penrose1876October 8, 1966
Dyment, Ellen Eleanor NellieApril 3, 1877March 1967
Dyment, Jane JennieFebruary 1878October 1, 1960
Dyment, George SwabeyMarch 1, 1880March 19, 1960
Dyment, Alvin RobertMarch 6, 18811954
Dyment, JohnJanuary 29, 18841956
Dyment, Robert HarrisApril 13, 1885January 26, 1975
Dyment, Walter StuartFebruary 2, 1886April 25, 1973
Dyment, Annie Anna BSeptember 18, 1888July 21, 1965
Dyment, LorettaJune 1890August 1978
Dyment, William Earl Sr.February 28, 1894July 23, 1950
Dyment, Charles HaroldApril 27, 1895December 28, 1970

Source References

  1. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
      • Date: November 12, 1873
  2. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Date: 1891
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 7, Page 28-29, Item Number: 3188720
  3. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 7, page 31, household of William Dimont
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1854 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1854 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada