McArthur, Mabel Ellen

Birth Name McArthur, Mabel Ellen
Gender female
Age at Death 81 years, 6 months, 11 days


Mrs Urch in her father's will

Groom's Name Ephraim Urch
Groom's Residence Boston, Mass
Groom's Status Bachelor
Bride's Name Maybelle E McArthur
Bride's Residence Margate
Bride's Status Spinster
Date of Marriage License or Bond 8 August 1904
Date of Marriage Ceremony 10 August 1904
Officiant's Name H. S Young
Source RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1904

Ephraim (Ed) Urch and his wife, Mabel Ellen MacArthur, their two children, David and Edna, came from western Canada to live in Traveller's Rest in 1925. (Mr. Urch really came the year before). They boarded at the home of Alex Champion, north of Traveller's Rest Hall for about a year, then bought a lot of land and house, which was then situated on land between the hall and school. The land was later sold to the Hall Company or the Women's Institute and the house was hauled to property owned by Mr. Urch, which is presently lived in and owned by the wife of the late Davis Moase.
This house was quite old and had layers of birch-bark betwen the boards and shingles. Mr. Urch had a large Silver and Black Fox Ranch and was a very prominent man in that industry. At one time the Urch family, resided in Kensington, P.E.I.
Ephraim Urch Jr. was born in New Castle, New Hampshire, U.S.A., son of Ephraim Urch Sr. and Arabella Vennard, of the same place.
Mabel Ellen MacArthur was born in Margate, daughter of Newton Lee MacArthur and Catherine MacArthur.
Edna Vennard Urch was born in Margate.
David Sherman Urch was born in Summerside.

David became a druggist and at the time of his death was vice-president in
charge of marketing, of the Ayerst Pharmaceutical House, Montreal. He was
married to Dorothy Flower of Lancaster, N.B. and they had three children.
Edna married George Waite, son of Horatio and Mary Waite. They have no

Mr. and Mrs. Urch were very community minded and gave of their
time and ability to the welfare of Traveller's Rest district. They were very
popular with all ages and their home was open to many social gatherings.

History of Traveller's Rest


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 6, 1878 Margate, Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Baptismal Index  
Death May 17, 1960 Calgary, Alberta, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Newton LeeFebruary 26, 1844April 20, 1914
Mother McArthur, Catherine - Lot 14June 25, 1846July 1, 1941
    Sister     McArthur, Zulekia January 2, 1870 April 4, 1946
    Brother     McArthur, John James Jack June 24, 1871 1940
    Sister     McArthur, Edna January 28, 1873 1949
    Sister     McArthur, Lucinda M. Lou August 28, 1874 February 2, 1955
         McArthur, Mabel Ellen November 6, 1878 May 17, 1960
    Sister     McArthur, Lucy Maude March 16, 1879
    Sister     McArthur, Gertrude L. June 17, 1882 January 14, 1962
    Sister     McArthur, Carrie Lee May 20, 1880 1946
    Sister     McArthur, Emma Miller July 1, 1884 before 1940


Family of Urch, Ephraim and McArthur, Mabel Ellen

Married Husband Urch, Ephraim ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 10, 1904 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Urch, Edna Vennard1912June 2005
Urch, David ShermanOctober 1, 19131966