McArthur, George Jr.

Birth Name McArthur, George Jr.
Gender male
Age at Death 23 years


George and Ruth McArthur returned to the Island from New Brunswick, and were in Lot 7 at the time of the 1881 census. Their older children had been born in New Brunswick; the youngest daughter had been born on the Island around 1871. (Sarah,Thomas, Eliza, Hannah, Eleanor, Hugh, George Jr, Mary Jane)

In 1891, Thomas, Hugh, George Jr, Mary J., Bessie (grand-daughter), Samson (grandson) and Priscilla were living with George and Ruth in Lot 7. Their daughter Margaret was in a household near them with her son Edward.

They could be the family described in the 1892 issue of the Examiner. An electric storm swept through the area, from Cape Wolfe, and along the O'Leary and Locke Roads. "It struck the house of George McArthur Sr. on Locke Road, blowing it down, a piece of which struck him in the back of the neck hurting him badly. His son, after the house had fallen, went to assist his father who got jammed among the debris and got struck either by lightning or a piece of timber. He died 16 hours after. Old Mrs McArthur was badly injured, but it is likely she will recover. Hugh McArthur of the same family was carried by the wind eight chains and landed in a brook. George McArthur Jr who lives with wife and child went to the cellar when the storm began, where they no sooner got than the house blew away leaving nothing but the floor and sills."

At Locke Road, Lot 7, on the 8th uit., George, beloved son of George McArthur, in the 23rd year of his age. ‘Blessed are they who die in the Lord.” Tuesday September 20, 1892

Perhaps not the George McArthur who married Lillie M. Morrison in 1890.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1869 New Brunswick, Canada    
Death 1892 Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, George Sr.October 22, 1825before 1911
Mother Taylor, RuthAugust 1, 1827January 19, 1913
    Sister     McArthur, Sarah Smith April 16, 1853 1929
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret Lydia February 10, 1855 March 27, 1926
    Brother     McArthur, Thomas N. May 23, 1859 January 11, 1947
    Sister     McArthur, Eliza Catherine 1861 January 31, 1941
    Sister     McArthur, Hannah Alice June 23, 1863 July 23, 1929
    Sister     McArthur, Eleanor Cordelia Delia 1865 October 2, 1887
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh January 22, 1867 January 1925
         McArthur, George Jr. 1869 1892
    Sister     McArthur, Mary Jane Minnie March 25, 1871
    Sister     McArthur, Priscilla January 1878 May 8, 1911