McArthur, Mary Jane

Birth Name McArthur, Mary Jane
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 4 months, 6 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth April 7, 1875 Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island 1881 census, Lot 13
Death August 13, 1954 Kalamazoo, Michigan  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Matthias
Mother Strang, Melvina
    Brother     McArthur, George Allison
    Sister     McArthur, Annie Belle
    Sister     McArthur, Minnie Etta
    Brother     McArthur, William Matthias
    Brother     McArthur, Frank B.
         McArthur, Mary Jane
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret W.
    Brother     McArthur, Donald McLean
Stepfather Davis, Nahun
Mother Strang, Melvina
    Half-sister     Davis, Augusta Adele
    Half-brother     Davis, Lewis Francis
Stepfather Whitting, Charles W
Mother Strang, Melvina


    Family of Frink, Charles Ambrose and McArthur, Mary Jane
Married Husband Frink, Charles Ambrose
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage February 6, 1894 Massachusetts, United States  
  1. Frink, William Ambrose
  2. Frink, Florence Louise
    Family of Sahlsrom, Gus and McArthur, Mary Jane
Married Husband Sahlsrom, Gus
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage July 19, 1911    
  1. Sahlsrom, Linnea


Jennie was the daughter of Matthias McArthur and Melvina Strang, born on Prince Edward Island in 1875. When she was 8 she emigrated with her parents to Massachusetts.

Charles and Jennie Frink were living with their two children, William Ambrose and Florence Louise in Sommerville Mass. in the 1900 US census. Both of her children with Frink were living with their paternal grandparents in the 1910 census.

Charles Frink died in 1915, but Jennie and Charles had divorced before that date, in 1911.

Name Gusten Sahlstrom Or Sohlstrom
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 19 Jul 1911
Event Place Huntingdon, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
Event Place Huntingdon
Age 26
Birth Year (Estimated) 1885
Father's Name Reinholt Sohlstrom
Mother's Name Teckla Sohlstrom
Spouse's Name Jennie Frink
Spouse's Age 35
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1876
Spouse's Father's Name Mathias MacArther
Spouse's Mother's Name Malvina MacArthur
Citing this Record "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2018), Gusten Sahlstrom Or Sohlstrom and Jennie Frink, 19 Jul 1911; citing Marriage, Huntingdon, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, various county courts and registers, Pennslyvannia; FHL microfilm .

vii. Mary Jane "Jennie". Born on 7 Apr 1875 in Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island. Mary Jane "Jennie" married SAHLSTROM.

Gus Sahlstrom and Jennie had one daughter, Linnea.

Jennie and her second husband met in Pennsylvania where she was the cook and he was the landscape gardener at the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club. In Michigan they had three restaurants; their final was Sahlstrom's, where Jennie continued to run after the death of her husband in 1948. Her "talent for cooking made Sahlstrom's a popular place to eat", and won a recommendation from Duncan Hines.

Jennie's sister Margaret was living with her in 1920 and 1930 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

She was survived by two daughters: Mrs Andrew Watson (Florence) and Mrs Ira Hall (Linnea), and only one sister, Gussie.





  1. McArthur, Matthias
    1. Strang, Melvina
      1. McArthur, George Allison
      2. McArthur, Annie Belle
      3. McArthur, Minnie Etta
      4. McArthur, William Matthias
      5. McArthur, Frank B.
      6. McArthur, Mary Jane
        1. Frink, Charles Ambrose
          1. Frink, William Ambrose
          2. Frink, Florence Louise
        2. Sahlsrom, Gus
          1. Sahlsrom, Linnea
      7. McArthur, Margaret W.
      8. McArthur, Donald McLean