McArthur, Matthias 1a

Birth Name McArthur, Matthias
Gender male
Age at Death 44 years, 8 months, 21 days


Child's Full Name Matthias MacArthur
Place of Birth Lot 12 ?
Baptismal Date 23 July 1839
Officiating Clergy Mcgregor
Father's Name Hugh MacArthur
Church Name Presbyterian
Church Location Richmond Parish

Matthias, son of Hugh Mcarthur, was in Canada for the 1861 census, as a single man. Not long after their marriage, he and Melvina went to the United States where some of their children were born.

In the US in 1870:
Matthias Mcarthur 30
Melvina Mcarthur 23
Annie B Mcarthur 2
Minnie E Mcarthur 1
William Mcarthur 40

They returned for the 1881 census in Lot 13, PEI. Matthias gave his occupation as joiner; the William Howe Graham living in their household in 1881 was a carpenter.

Name: Mattias McArthur
Age: 42y
Birth Year: 1839 Birthplace: Prince Edward Island
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Joiner
Ethnicity: Scottish Religion: Pres C Can
Head of Household Name: Mattias Mcarthur
Event Place: Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Mattias McArthur M 42y Prince Edward Island
Melvina McArthur F 33y New Brunswick
Annie Bell McArthur F 14y USA
Minnie Etta McArthur F 12y USA
William McArthur M 10y Prince Edward Island
Frank McArthur M 8y Prince Edward Island
Mary Jane McArthur F 6y Prince Edward Island
Maggie Tholes McArthur F 4y Prince Edward Island
Allison James McArthur M 1y Prince Edward Island
William Howe Graham M 24y Prince Edward Island
Citing this Record "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Jun 2013), Mattias McArthur, Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


i. GEORGE ALLISON MACARTHUR, b. 29 May 1866; d. 14 Sep 1867.
ii. ANNIE BELLE MACARTHUR, b. 16 Oct 1867; m. BENJAMIN F. MCNAMEE, 19 Oct 1888, Cambridge, MA. USA; b. 1866.
iii. CARRIE MACARTHUR, b. Apr 1869, Cambridge, MA. USA.
iv. MINNIE ETTA MACARTHUR, b. 1870, Cambridge, MA. USA.
v. WILLIAM MACARTHUR, b. 16 Feb 1871, Tyne Valley, Prince Co., PE; m. GRACE W HICKS, 21 Feb 1895, Cambridge, MA. USA; b. 1875, Boston, MA, USA.
vi. FRANK B MACARTHUR, b. 01 Apr 1873, Tyne Valley, Lot 13, PE; d. 08 Dec 1927, Cambridge, MA. USA; m. MAUDE WEST BEVERLY, 08 Dec 1927, Cambridge, MA. USA; b. Abt. 1877, Whiting, Maine, USA.
vii. MARY(JENNIE) JANE MACARTHUR, b. 07 Apr 1875, Tyne Valley, Lot 13, PE; d. Unknown; m. Charles Frink Abt. 1895; b. Abt. 1873; d. 1915
viii. MARGARET(MAGGIE) MACARTHUR, b. 21 Sep 1877, Tyne Valley, Lot 13, PE.

ix. DONALD MACLEAN MACARTHUR, b. 21 Sep 1879, Tyne Valley, Lot 13, PE; d. 11 Aug 1944, Amherst, NH, USA; m. HELEN HENRIETTA BECHLER, 14 Mar 1908, Jersey City, NJ, USA; b. 15 Apr 1885, Jersey City, NJ, USA; d. 29 Oct 1966, Wakefield, MA, USA.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth April 23, 1837 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1881 census, Lot 13; Cambridge vital Records  
Death January 14, 1882 New Jersey, United States accidentally killed in Jersey City  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Hugh - Lot 13December 30, 18001840
Mother Ramsay, Nellie Helen - Lot 16May 24, 1805
    Sister     McArthur, Eleanor Nellie September 19, 1825 April 24, 1905
    Sister     McArthur, Elizabeth March 23, 1828 April 11, 1917
    Brother     McArthur, William Henry about 1830 March 17, 1910
    Brother     McArthur, Cornelius June 29, 1832 May 22, 1914
    Sister     McArthur, Sarah Jane 1835 March 30, 1922
         McArthur, Matthias April 23, 1837 January 14, 1882
    Brother     McArthur, John 1839
    Sister     McArthur, Julia Ann about 1840 January 6, 1933
    Brother     McArthur, Amos 1845


Family of McArthur, Matthias and Strang, Melvina

Married Wife Strang, Melvina ( * 1848 + 1903 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 1, 1865 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, George Allison1866September 14, 1867
McArthur, Annie BelleOctober 16, 1867October 11, 1933
McArthur, Minnie EttaApril 29, 1869February 12, 1918
McArthur, William MatthiasFebruary 16, 1871
McArthur, Frank B.April 1, 1873before 1920
McArthur, Mary JaneApril 7, 1875August 13, 1954
McArthur, Margaret W.September 20, 1877January 31, 1958
McArthur, Donald McLeanSeptember 25, 1878August 11, 1944

Source References

  1. Port Hill History Committee: Launched vol 2 Genealogy of the Families of Port Hill, Lot 13 PEI
      • Page: page 124
      • Citation:

        Launched repeats an old mistake of confusing his wife Malvina Strang, from New Brunswick, with his niece Malvina McArthur from PEI. It has Malvina Strang McArthur's marriages out of order.