McArthur, Alexander Clifford 1a

Birth Name McArthur, Alexander Clifford 2a 3a 4a
Gender male
Age at Death 67 years, 7 months, 17 days

Narrative

Alexander Clifford was born in June, 1848, the son of Alexander McArthur and Elizabeth Abbott. In the 1901 census, Alex McArthur gave his place of birth as Chatham, New Brunswick and his date of arrival (on the Island) as 1848, which was around the time that other members of his mother's family were leaving New Brunswick. I have to wonder if his name was meant to be "Alexander Crawford", since Crawford was his maternal grandmother's maiden name.

He married Emily Margaret McLean, daughter of Donald McLean and Sarah Ellis, in 1871 in Prince Edward Island, with John Ellis and John Diamond (possibly John Dyment) as witnesses. They had 10 children.

Alexander (33) and Mgt Emily (32) were in Lot 10, PEI at the time of the 1881 census, with children Laura Bell (9), Sarah Jane (7), Albert Hatfield (5), Alexander Edward (3) and Annie Minerva (10 months). <ref>Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN7-3GN : 18 November 2014), Alexr. McArthur, Lot 10, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13162, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,798.</ref>

By 1891, the family had moved to Lot 13. At home were Alexander (42), Margaret E. (42), Sarah Jane (17), Albert H. (15), Alexander (13), Annie (11), Elizabeth (9), Dan (6), Herbert (4) and Maude (1).

His obituary was printed in the Agriculturist February 15 1916, available on PEI Ancestry: "He leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters, also one brother and three sisters."

The sons were Hatfield of Ogden, Utah; Edward of Northam; Herbert of Errol, N.H.; Alfred of Vancouver, B.C., and Daniel at home. The daughters were Mrs. James Dyment [Laura Belle], Mrs. Edmund Maynard [Sarah Jane] and Mrs. Charles Colwill [Elizabeth] all of Northam; Mrs. Hugh Maynard, Port Hill [Annie], and Mrs. Sergeant Phillips of Bayside [Maude].

The Charlottetown Guardian noted that his funeral was "one of the largest seen in that part of the country for some time."

From There to Here, by Roy Newcombe:

Alexander (Sandy) MacArthur (1848), Percival River, married Margaret Emily MacLean (1849) of Tyne Valley. They had nine children:
-Laura Bell (1872) married James Dyment
-Sarah Jane (1874) married Edmund Maynard
-Albert (1876) (Albert Hatfield)
-Alexander Edward (1878) married Florence Birch, no children
-Annie (1880) married Hugh Maynard of Port Hill
-Elizabeth "Libby" (1882) married Charles Colwill
-Daniel (1885) married Annie Yeo of Northam
-Herbert (1887)
-Maude (1890) married Sargent Phillips of Mount Royal
(Alfred missing from this list)

Alexander named his wife Margaret Emily and son Daniel in his will; an adopted son Alfred; son Herbert. If Albert did not return to the Island in 5 years, his land would be divided between surviving children Laura Bell, Sarah Jane, Annie, Elizabeth and Maude.
PEI wills vol 21 page 121

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth June 10, 1848 Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada from gravestone; possibly born in PEI, by NB also a possibility 2b 3b 4b
Death January 27, 1916 Northam, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from gravestone; died of Bright's Disease  
Residence 1881 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   4c
Residence 1891 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   4d
Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c
Residence 1911 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   3c
Marriage June 27, 1871   married by Robert Cummings; wit. were John Ellis and John Diamond  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Alexander1819April 4, 1885
Mother Abbott, ElizabethAugust 1825January 7, 1905
         McArthur, Alexander Clifford June 10, 1848 January 27, 1916
    Sister     McArthur, Catherine about 1850 before 1885
    Sister     McArthur, Jane Ann December 31, 1854 October 10, 1913
    Brother     McArthur, Albert Edward November 11, 1856 January 8, 1930
    Sister     McArthur, Elizabeth May 4, 1858 March 22, 1921
    Sister     McArthur, Flora January 2, 1861 March 26, 1936
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret October 25, 1863 December 2, 1941
    Sister     McArthur, Laura Belle Lora 1865 May 15, 1883

Families

Family of McArthur, Alexander Clifford and McLean, Emily Margaret

Married Wife McLean, Emily Margaret ( * February 18, 1849 + April 24, 1937 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 20, 1871 Prince Edward Island, Canada by the Rev. R. Cumming, McLean family bible  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Laura BelleNovember 26, 1871August 7, 1945
McArthur, Sarah JaneOctober 1875November 15, 1962
McArthur, Albert HatfieldJanuary 6, 1876September 1932
McArthur, Alexander Edward NedJuly 20, 1878November 14, 1957
McArthur, Annie MinervaMay 15, 1880November 8, 1971
McArthur, Elizabeth AbbottMay 26, 1882September 29, 1964
McArthur, Donald McLean DanDecember 20, 1884December 31, 1960
McArthur, Herbert LeslieJanuary 26, 1886November 8, 1935
McArthur, Alfred ErnestOctober 28, 1887January 13, 1923
McArthur, MaudeSeptember 25, 1889May 15, 1953

Source References

  1. Newcombe, Roy: There to Here, A History of Northam Prince Edward Island
      • Page: page 76
  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: Chathan Nb Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: Chathan Nb Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: Chathan Nb Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: June 1848 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: June 1848 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: June 1848 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1848 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: New Brunswick Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada