Lacey, Lizzy

Birth Name Lacey, Lizzy
Gender female
Age at Death 92 years, 6 months, 20 days


McArthur, Phineas Mrs. (Lizzie Lacey)
Born: Kent, England, 3/28/1872
Father: Edward Lacey, farmer, born in England, Mother: Elizabeth (Judges) Lacey, born in England
Arrived at Shiloh: 6/22/1900
Previous residence: Tacoma, Wash.

from, a website which is the result of the efforts of those who, in the course of their lives, have been associated with the religious sect known as "The Kingdom".

Lizzy was the sister of Edward Lacey, who married Phineas' sister Melvina. Phineas and Lizzy had a daughter Edda in Washington, but were living in Massachusetts at the time of their daughter Elsie's birth, and Phineas' death in 1893.

Lizzie went back to Tacoma with the two girls. In 1910, Lizzy and her two daughters were living with the Brown family in Durham, Maine. The Browns and the McArthurs can be found on a list of members of a religious sect, The Kingdom. (see the website for this sect)

Members of Shiloh Chappel, 1917, from the website of The Kingdom:
McArthur, Lille Edda
Born: Seattle, Wash., 11/11/1891
Father: Phineas McArthur, carpenter, born in United States
Mother: Lizzie (Lacey) McArthur, born in England
Marital status: single
Arrived at Shiloh: 6/22/1900
Previous residence: Tacoma, Wash.
McArthur, Elsie Beatrice
Born: Pittsfield, Mass., 4/18/1893
Father: Phineas McArthur
Mother: Lizzie (Lacey) McArthur

This sect went through some very difficult times while the McArthur family was living there. There were often shortages of food, and severe punishment of children was tolerated, even encouraged. After the death of some of the children, the leader was accused and convicted of murder, and the community started to fall apart.

Mrs Lizzie L. McArthur, 92, of 135 Meadow Ave., died in her home yesterday. She was the widow of Phineas McArthur. Mrs McArthur was born in England. She retired 17 years ago as an inspector for the Kleinerts Rubber Co., College Point, NY. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Elsie McArthur, Dublin, NH and two grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Obit. in Ashbury Park Press 18 Oct 1964

Shirley Nelson, Fair Clear and Terrible: The Story of Shiloh, Maine (Latham, New York: British American Publishing, 1989), 27. A second edition (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016) includes references and an index.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 28, 1872 England, United Kingdom    
Death October 17, 1964 New Jersey, United States    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Lacey, Edward
Mother Judges, Elizabeth
    Brother     Lacey, Edward November 1866 1946
         Lacey, Lizzy March 28, 1872 October 17, 1964


Family of McArthur, Phineas C. and Lacey, Lizzy

Married Husband McArthur, Phineas C. ( * August 20, 1862 + August 17, 1893 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 6, 1891 Washington State, United States Washington State Digital Archives  
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Lillie EddaNovember 11, 1891March 7, 1947
McArthur, Elsie BeatriceApril 18, 18931977