Dyment, Henry Scott 1a 2a

Birth Name Dyment, Henry Scott 2b
Gender male
Age at Death 72 years, 5 months, 26 days


Son of William Dyment and Effie McArthur.

Henry Dyment was not found in the PEI Baptismal Index. He gave his year of birth as 1840 in the 1881 census, October 1839 in the US 1900 census, and 1841 in the 1910 census. According to a newspaper article, he celebrated his 70th birthday in 1910. He should have been named for one of his grandfathers, Humphrey or Hugh, and perhaps Henry was a compromise. Humphrey Dyment Sr. didn't accept the name Henry as a namesake - he only gave money to the grandsons named Humphrey in his will.

He married, in 1861, Matilda Serepta Hardy, born 1841, Kildare, Prince Edward Island. "Marriage, on the 26th ult, by Rev. A. Fraser, Mr. Henry Dimond of Lot 7 to Miss Matilda Hanly of Kildare." Islander April 12 1861. The Alberton Presbyterian church record says " _____ Diamond Lot 7 and Matilda Hardy married September 10, 1862." This is a transcribed entry. However, since William's 1861 census record indicates a marriage in the last year, and Henry is married by the time of the 1861 census, the marriage date of 1861 seems more likely. The newspaper could hardly report on a marriage that hadn't taken place!

Henry's entry in the 1861 census has a married couple and one male under 5. Three of their children were baptized in the Church of England in Alberton. P.E.I: Angelina, Dyer, and William Havelock. They were born at home in Kildare, and baptized on the same date in January 1864. Henry and Matilda's names were on the wedding records for Harriet Ellen, Hudson C., Annie and Margaret; and on the death certificates for George and Henry Dyer. The family's religion was Baptist by the time of the 1881 census, which might account for the lack of later baptismal records for their children.

In this household in the 1881 Census in Lot 7: Henry Dyment (41, farmer), Matilda (40), William (19), Dyer (17), Hudson (15), Harriet (13), Margaret (11), George (8), Angeline (6), Mariah (2), all born on the Island. There was also a William Dimond, age 21, in the household of George Hardy in this census. Angeline, age 6, must be a second daughter with this name. Only Harriet was going to school.

The family moved to the United States after this census. They were not in the 1892 census of Washington State, and there were marriages of their children in Massachusetts: Dyer in 1889, William in 1891, Harriet in 1892, and Hudson in 1898.

One of the first indications that they had gone further out west was when George married Nora Bailey in Washington State in 1898.

Henry (October 1839) and Matilda S. were living in Washington State in 1900 with daughters Margaret (27) and Minnie (20). On the form, Matilda said that she had had 11 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1900. In 1910, Matilda said 10 children, 7 living. In this census Henry and Matilda (age 69) were on their own. Their daughter Margaret had gone back to Massachusetts by 1902. On October 18 1910, Henry and Matilda celebrated their 70th birthdays.

Henry died in Tacoma, Washington on 27 Mar 1912 in his 72 year. On his death certificate, his parents names were William Dyment and Effie McCarthy. Matilda, the daughter of Solomon Hardy and Nettie McNeil, died in Tacoma, Washington in 1914.

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMPP-2K7 : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry Dymand, 1900.

"Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3LH-PBC : accessed 09 Apr 2013), Henry Dyment, 27 Mar 1912.

copyright Jane Dyment 2013


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 1839 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from the 1900 US census, but Henry gave other dates; died at age 72 2c
Death March 27, 1912 Tacoma, Pierce, Washington Washington State Digital Archives says at 72 years 5 months  
Emigration 1890   from US census records  
Occupation 1900   carpenter  


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
         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
    Brother     Dyment, George McCarter February 2, 1851 October 30, 1905
    Sister     Dyment, Maria Ellen March 7, 1853 March 3, 1905


Family of Dyment, Henry Scott and Hardy, Matilda Serepta

Married Wife Hardy, Matilda Serepta ( * October 1839 + February 24, 1914 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 26, 1861 Kildare, Lot 3, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Angeline1861before 1875
Dyment Dymond, William HavelockJune 23, 1862November 7, 1919
Dyment, Dyer HenryOctober 3, 1863March 12, 1943
Dyment Diamond, Hudson C.October 12, 1867February 13, 1906
Dyment, Harriet Ellen HattieMarch 1, 1869January 30, 1920
Dyment, Margaret AnnJuly 12, 1872May 18, 1945
Dyment, George WatsonAugust 8, 1875March 18, 1953
Dyment, Angeline Annie AnnaDecember 11, 1875April 17, 1962
Dyment, Meriah1879before 1882
Dyment, MinnieApril 11, 18821962

Source References

  1. Washington State: Washington State Digital Archives
      • General:

        The main sources used for the Dyments who went to Washington State: (1) US census records accessed on familysearch.org and ancestry.com (2) other records on ancestry.com and familysearch.org (3) obituaries in local papers (4) Washington State Digital Archives for birth, death and marriages - http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ (5) Tacoma Public Library at http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/ - check their local history and genealogy pages - there are items about Henry Dyer Dyment, as well as pictures (6) Online Washington Death Records and Indexes at http://www.deathindexes.com/washington/index.html (7) Find a Grave, at www.findagrave.com (8) In Memoriam website (9) The Seattle Times, online

  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 7, page 38, household of Henery Dyment
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1840 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1840 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada