Dyment, Harriet Jane 1a

Birth Name Dyment, Harriet Jane
Gender female
Age at Death 84 years, 2 months, 4 days


Harriet was born in March 1843 or 1844, daughter of William Dyment and Euphemia McArthur. She married Henry Walsh. Only their marriage bond was found (Harriet Diamont and Henry Walsh, January 9 1868; At West Point, Lot 7 on the 27th ult by Rev. W. Stewart, Mr. Henry Walsh to Miss Harriet Dyment, Summerside Journal February 6, 1868, page 3) - but no record of their marriage in the PEI Marriage Register. Henry Walsh was also from Lot 7.

In the 1881 census, Harriet (36) and Henry (41) Walsh were living in Lot 8, and had six children: James (12), Maria (11), Katie (9), Mary (7), Charles (5), and Jane (3). Henry was a carpenter.

In 1891, Henry Walsh of Boston, Massachusetts and his wife Harriet Walsh, formerly Harriet Dyment, signed a land conveyance with other members of her family, for land formerly purchased by William Dyment in 1877, to George Dyment.

In 1888, they moved to the United States, and the 1900 census finds the family in Hull Town, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had only the three girls living with them: Mary (b. 1874), Jennie (b. 1878), and Euphemia (b. 1881). On the census form, Harriet said that she had 7 children, all living, and that she had been married 34 years (1866). Henry said that he had emigrated to the United States in 1868, but Harriet and all of the girls said 1888.

Although none of their children could be found in the PEI Baptismal Index, they were in census records with the family, and their marriage records in Massachusetts Marriages gave their parent's names as Henry and Harriet Dyment.

By 1910, Henry was 73, Harriet 66 and only Jane (32) was living at home. In 1920, Harriet was a widow (76, born March 1844), living with Jane McDonald (41), Wellington McDonald (16) and Ella (13).

According to Massachussets marriage and town hall records, Mary married William Breen in 1905; Euphemia married William P. Wills in 1901; Jennie married John McDonald in 1903; Maria Ellen Dyment Walsh married Matthew McLearn; James married Katherine O'Donnell and Charles married Mary Burns.

In 1923, the family celebrated Harriet's 79th birthday with her 7 children present, togethr with 30 grandchildren. "It was a delightful family reunion with mrs Walsh despite her 79 years appearing as the youngest and most agile person in the party. Mrs Walsh is will known about the district as being one of the most active workers in various church and charitable organizations. Among her children present included James L Walsh of Bayside, Mrs Matthew McLearn of Allerton, Mrs Frank Labree, Mrs William Breen, Brighton and Mrs John McDonald, who makes her home with her mother." Boston Globe 19 March 1923 pg 4

Funeral services for Mrs Harriet J Walsh, 85, were held this afternoon at the home on Center Hill av. The large attendance attested the high esteem in which Mrs Walsh washeld by her neighbors and friends. She is survived by two sons, James L Walsh, business man of Bayside and Charles Walsh of Randolph; five daughters, Mrs Phoeve Wills, Mrs Edward Breen, Mrs Frank Labree, all of Brighton; Mrs Matthew McLearn of Allerton and Mrs Jennie McDonald with whom she made her home and 24 grand children and 3 great-grandchildren. The bearers were Arthur Anderson, George McNeil, John Dyment, Charles Hooper, Peter Foley and Daniel B McLeod. Interment was in the Stony Beach Cemetery. Boston Globe 7 May 1927


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 1843 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1843 on her gravestone  
Death May 5, 1927 Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States from find-a-grave Massachusetts; Mass Death Index  


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
         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 Walsh, Henry and Dyment, Harriet Jane

Married Husband Walsh, Henry ( * December 2, 1837 + December 29, 1910 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 27, 1868 West Point, Lot 8, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Summerside Progress 1868, Marriage Bond  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Walsh, James LewisAugust 12, 1868April 16, 1955
Walsh, Maria Ellen DymentNovember 25, 1869February 17, 1945
Walsh, CatherineOctober 30, 1871November 20, 1952
Walsh, Mary LaviniaJanuary 1874July 29, 1956
Walsh, Charles Thomasabout 1876May 20, 1945
Walsh, Jane JennieMarch 1878December 30, 1954
Walsh, EuphemiaOctober 26, 1881January 22, 1943