McArthur, Alexander Clifford 1a 2a

Birth Name McArthur, Alexander Clifford 3a 4a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 67 years, 7 months, 17 days

Events

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

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Alexander
Mother Abbott, Elizabeth
         McArthur, Alexander Clifford
    Sister     McArthur, Catherine
    Sister     McArthur, Jane Ann
    Brother     McArthur, Albert Edward
    Sister     McArthur, Elizabeth
    Sister     McArthur, Flora
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret
    Sister     McArthur, Laura Belle
 
Stepfather McLellan, Neil
Mother Abbott, Elizabeth

Families

    Family of McArthur, Alexander Clifford and McLean, Emily Margaret
Married Wife McLean, Emily Margaret
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 20, 1871 Prince Edward Island, Canada by the Rev. R. Cumming, McLean family bible
 
  Children
  1. McArthur, Laura Belle
  2. McArthur, Sarah Jane
  3. McArthur, Albert Hatfield
  4. McArthur, Alexander Edward Ned
  5. McArthur, Annie Minerva
  6. McArthur, Elizabeth Abbott
  7. McArthur, Donald McLean Dan
  8. McArthur, Herbert Leslie
  9. McArthur, Alfred Ernest
  10. McArthur, Maude

Media

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

Pedigree

  1. McArthur, Alexander
    1. Abbott, Elizabeth
      1. McArthur, Alexander Clifford
        1. McLean, Emily Margaret
          1. McArthur, Laura Belle
          2. McArthur, Sarah Jane
          3. McArthur, Albert Hatfield
          4. McArthur, Alexander Edward Ned
          5. McArthur, Annie Minerva
          6. McArthur, Elizabeth Abbott
          7. McArthur, Donald McLean Dan
          8. McArthur, Herbert Leslie
          9. McArthur, Alfred Ernest
          10. McArthur, Maude
      2. McArthur, Catherine
      3. McArthur, Jane Ann
      4. McArthur, Albert Edward
      5. McArthur, Elizabeth
      6. McArthur, Flora
      7. McArthur, Margaret
      8. McArthur, Laura Belle

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Newcombe, Roy: There to Here, A History of Northam Prince Edward Island
      • Page: page 76
  3. 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

      • 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

      • 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

  4. 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

  5. 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