McArthur, Flora - Lot 14

Birth Name McArthur, Flora - Lot 14
Gender female
Age at Death about 73 years, 4 months, 5 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1812 Prince Edward Island, Canada Flora gave her place of birth as Scotland on the 1861 census
 
Death May 6, 1885 Fredericton, New Brunswick  
 

Families

    Family of Lee, George and McArthur, Flora - Lot 14
Married Husband Lee, George
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage February 15, 1837 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
  Children
  1. Lee, William
  2. Lee, Eliza
  3. Lee, Annie
  4. Lee, Henry
  5. Lee, Eleanor Ellen
  6. Lee, Sophia
  7. Lee, Alexander Alec
  8. Lee, Newton John
  9. Lee, Amanda
  10. Lee, Minnie

Media

Narrative

Flora's parents were Alexander and Catherine (McKay), according to a McArthur family tree on the Island Register.

If Flora was born in 1803, as she said on the 1851 New Brunswick census, then she could fit with Alexander and Catherine. However, Flora, on the 1861 NB census was age 49 (1812), age 52 in 1871 and 61 in 1881 (b. 1819). Flora said she was born in Scotland in 1861, but in 1871 and 1881, she said Prince Edward Island. Also, having children in 1856 argues that the later date is correct. I think that Flora was a couple of years older than George, and changed her age to be the same as his on census records.

Flora McArthur from Lot 13 married George Lee from Lot 19 in 1837; Thomas Lee was one of the witnesses. Thomas Lee married Mary McArthur, and Thomas Lee was also a witness when Alexander McArthur married Ellen Lee. Flora would seem to be a better fit with these Lot 16 McArthurs, and it seems also likely that their father was a James or a John, based on the names she and George gave their children.

There was a George Lee who had property in Lot 19. He had started to sell this property by 1848.

From the 1861 NB census, Flora and George had the following children: Eliza, Ada or Ann, Eleanor, Henry, Sophia, Alex, Newton, all born in PEI, and Amanda and Minnie, born in New Brunswick.

George and Flora were in the 1871 NB census with daughters Amanda (18) and Minnie (15).

In 1881, they were in York, NB with married daughter Eleanor Linforth and her two sons, and Mnnie and her husband William Lowry.

Flora died in 1885.

d. Eve. Wednesday 6th, of paralysis, Flora LEE w/o George LEE, age 69, native of Lot 14, P.E.I.
Date May 13 1885 , New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser

This seems to be the right George Lee:
The will of late George LEE has been read to persons interested. G. Fred FISHER, Robert COLWELL and Aleck LEE, now of Bangor, are the executors. The livery stable and opera house property, stock and fittings, and the property on Queen street, is to be held in trust for Aleck and Henry LEE, whose whereabouts is not known. Mrs. LINTFORTH (Eleanor) is to receive $300 and his daughters, Mrs. G. JONES, Mrs. James RYAN (Eliza) , Mrs. John RUSSEL(Amanda) and Mrs. Wm LOWERY (Minnie), $100 each, and his son, William LEE, $100. (see original)
Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 75 Number 2642
Rank 76 Date March 1 1890
County York Place Fredericton
Newspaper The Gleaner

 

 

Pedigree

    1. McArthur, Flora - Lot 14
      1. Lee, George
        1. Lee, William
        2. Lee, Eliza
        3. Lee, Annie
        4. Lee, Henry
        5. Lee, Eleanor Ellen
        6. Lee, Sophia
        7. Lee, Alexander Alec
        8. Lee, Newton John
        9. Lee, Amanda
        10. Lee, Minnie