Dyment, John Butcher 1a

Birth Name Dyment, John Butcher
Gender male
Age at Death 27 years, 20 days


John Butcher was the son of Charles Dyment and Elizabeth born in PEI and baptized in 1859 by Rev. John Watson Butcher, a Bible Christian minister, in the O'Leary Bible Christian Chapel (see attached picture of the Rev. Butcher - it is possible that the name Watson in the Dyment family also came from him).

It is assumed that he is the John Dyment, age 21, who appears in the household of his brother Levi in the 1881 census in Lot 13, a farmer.

This is not the John Dyment who married Catherine Murray. John B. Dyment died young:

Suddenly at Elmsdale, of Heart Disease, on the 27th ult, Mr. John B. Dyment, of Port Hill, aged 27 years. His remains came by train to his widowed mother for burial. Deceased was a young man of promise, who made many friends wherever known. A short time before his death he was hopefully converted to Christ and was when the summons came to him awaiting an opportunity to make a public profession of his faith in baptism according to the command of the Lord. He died in triumphs of faith. His only desire to live was that he might glorify his Redeemer on earth; but he was called up higher to enjoy the glory of waiting the saved." Summerside Journal and Western Pioneer, 15 October 1885 page 3 col 3

His mother Elizabeth was the only widow Dyment in Lot 13 in 1885, and the age fits the son of Charles and Elizabeth.

The attached picture is John Watson Butcher, Bible Christian minister, after whom John was named. It is not a photo of John Butcher Dyment.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 7, 1858 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death September 27, 1885 Elmsdale, Lot 4, 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, Charlesabout 1834before 1878
Mother McDougall, ElizabethApril 29, 1828April 17, 1900
    Brother     Dyment, Levi March 24, 1855 July 23, 1945
    Sister     Dyment, Eleanor Penrose August 16, 1856 October 17, 1928
         Dyment, John Butcher September 7, 1858 September 27, 1885
    Brother     Dyment, Charles James July 21, 1861 July 29, 1939
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Ashton May 30, 1862 November 24, 1942
    Sister     Dyment, Susan Ann Annie September 26, 1864 February 16, 1949
    Sister     Dyment, Sarah Louisa August 22, 1865 February 4, 1947
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth Jane Jennie July 10, 1870 December 21, 1938

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, page 18 household of Levi Dyment