Dyment, William Harris 1a

Birth Name Dyment, William Harris 2a 3a
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 6 months, 23 days

Narrative

William Harris Dyment was born 9 Feb 1849 and baptized 15 Jul 1849 in what is now the United Church in O'Leary. He was the son of William Dyment and Effie McArthur.
His parents named him after William Harris, one of the oldest settlers in Knutsford, or after William Harris, a Bible Christian minister.

He married, on 18 October 1871, Jemima Betts the daughter of Silas Betts and Charlotte MacWilliams. George Diamond, and William McDonald, who married William Dyment's younger sister Maria Ellen, were witnesses. The minister was Charles Fraser of West Cape. Jemima was born in 1852, and died in 1923.

According to the 1881 Census the household in Lot 7 consisted of : William Dyment (30), farmer, Jemima (27), Zenia Jane (9), Elveretta (7), Gordon (5), Scott (3), and Clifford (7 months). The family was Baptist, which might be the reason why no baptismal records were found.

By 1891, the family members were: Zenia (19), Elveretta (17), George G (15), Daniel Scott (13), John Clifford (11), Lottie (7), Harry (5), Shelton (3), Bertha (3), and Walter (1). In that census, William was a farmer and a stone mason. He was also a plasterer by trade, and according to a biography written by the descendants of his son George Gordon, he later became a silver fox farmer. At this time the family was living in a one and a half story house with five rooms in Lot 7.

William and Jemima could both read and write.

Zenia married Jack Waite in1891, and Gordon George left home not long after his 15th birthday. Elva married James McAuley in Massachusetts in 1898. By the time of the 1901 census, Daniel, John, Lottie B, Harry J, Charles Shelton, Mary Bertha, Willie Walter, Curtis (6) and Jarvis B (1) were living at home. Mary Bertha died in 1907, and only four sons were still at home in 1911, Clifford, William, Curtis and Jarvis. Jarvis married in 1918.

William (72) and Jemima (69) were in Springfield, Lot 7, for the 1921 census. The entry is a bit difficult to read, but their son Scott is a widower with his son Bertram. Clifford and his wife Alice and their son Nelson were either in the household, or living nearby. It looks like Jarvis, age 20, was still living at home.

Elveretta and Harry both married and lived in Massachussets, and Gordon, Charles Shelton and Lottie married and lived in Maine. Daniel Scott remarried, and later moved to Nova Scotia. The three youngest sons married and lived on the Island.
Jemima died in 1923, and William in 1930 in Springfield, PEI.

William had been diagnosed with cancer in 1930, and in spite of this he was brave and cheerful.

Obit - Pioneer - 1 November 1930, page 7, col. 7

Name William Dyment
Age 81
Residence Springfield
Date of Death 19 September 1930
Entry Number 115
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1930

 

 

Much of the information on this family came from information gathered at a Dyment Family Reunion, and an unpublished biography of William's son George, written by his descendant Leroy Dyment. See also the genealogy of the Betts family on the Island Register. According to the family, many family documents were destroyed in a house fire.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 9, 1849 Prince Edward Island, Canada gravestone says 1848; baptized in O'Leary 2b 3b
Death September 1930 Springfield West, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Parents

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
         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

Families

Family of Dyment, William Harris and Betts, Jemima

Married Wife Betts, Jemima ( * December 2, 1852 + June 29, 1923 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage October 18, 1871 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Zenia Zena Jane EniceJuly 6, 1871November 16, 1959
Dyment, Elvaretta ElvaFebruary 6, 1873April 7, 1954
Dyment, Gordon GeorgeApril 20, 18771957
Dyment, Daniel ScottFebruary 22, 1878April 1, 1947
Dyment, John CliffordSeptember 5, 1881September 5, 1953
Dyment, Charlotte Lottie BDecember 4, 1884December 14, 1953
Dyment, Harry JamesJanuary 25, 1886February 5, 1968
Dyment, Mary BerthaMarch 10, 18881907
Dyment, Charles SheltonMarch 10, 1888May 20, 1974
Dyment, William Walter AlphonsusOctober 12, 18901971
Dyment, Curtis RoySeptember 25, 1895October 1969
Dyment, Jarvis BayfieldMarch 14, 1901October 1, 1992

Source References

  1. 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 19-21, Item Number: 3188550
  2. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1850 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 7, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1850 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 7, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1850 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1850 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada