McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann

Birth Name McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann 1a 2a
Gender female
Age at Death 93 years, 2 months, 2 days

Narrative

Ellen MacArthur - possibly Ellen Ann - was born in September 1845 in O'Leary, PEI, and died 3 March 1938, age 93, Lower Bedeque, PEI...although her age was given as 94 in 1937. Although she was not in the PEI Baptismal Index and there was no daughter of this age in the household of Hugh and Susan in the 1861 census, the marriage announcement in the newspaper said she was the second daughter of Hugh, and on her death record, her parents were Hugh and Susan (Dyment).

There is a marriage record for James Boulter and Eleanor Marthur on 6 April 1864. Matthias McArthur was a witness. This matches the information on their marriage bond:

Groom's Name James Boulter
Groom's Residence Lot 8
Groom's Status Bachelor
Bride's Name Eleanor McArthur
Bride's Residence Lot 7
Bride's Status Spinster
Source [PEI PARO] RG19/s3/ss5: Marriage bonds, 1864

There were five children in the PEI Baptismal Index for this couple: Albert Watson, Amos, Annie Josephine, Curtis and Edmund, all born in Pierre Jacques. James Bertram is also there, born 1867, but no place of birth listed. In 1881, James Boulter and Ann were living in Lot 8 with 8 children: Henry (1866), James (1868), Albert (1870), Amos (1872), Hugh (1874), Edward (1876), Curtis (1878), and Josephine (1880). In the 1891 census, the children listed were: James Bertram (1868), Albert Watson (1870), Amos (1872), Hugh Nelson (1874), Eddie (1876), Curtis (1878), Josie (1880), and Artemas (1883).

In 1891, they were living in a 1 1/2 story house with 2 rooms. Ellen said that both of her parents were born on the Island.

James and Ellen were living in Walpole, Massachusetts in 1900 with their children Nelson, Edward, Curtis L, Annie J and Artimus B. In this census, Ellen said she had had 11 children, 7 living; I have only identified 9 of her children. Albert Watson had died in 1891, which means that Henry might be the other child who died before 1900.

Ellen (65) and James (75) returned to the Island and were living with their son James Bertram in 1911 in Lot 8. Edward and his wife were living in the next farm. Son James was single. Also in the household was James Bertram's niece Marion, born 1907.

Ellen was living with her son Ed and his wife Rubina in 1930 in Walpole, Massachusetts. She was 85. She returned to the Island, where she celebrated her 93rd birthday in January 1937. She died in 1938.

Mrs. Ellen Boulter died Lower Bedeque March 3 aged 93
Maple Leaf, April 1938

 

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 1845 Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1b 2b
Death March 3, 1938 Lower Bedeque, Lot 26, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Hugh M.March 17, 1812October 17, 1906
Mother Dyment Diamond, Susanna AshtonOctober 19, 1824May 19, 1913
    Sister     McArthur, Mary November 22, 1842 March 7, 1929
         McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann January 1845 March 3, 1938
    Brother     McArthur, John September 15, 1848 April 23, 1934
    Sister     McArthur, Sarah Ann October 6, 1848 December 27, 1935
    Brother     McArthur, Duncan May 20, 1851 August 17, 1937
    Sister     McArthur, Louisa May 19, 1853
    Brother     McArthur, Edmund Wallis September 22, 1855 March 11, 1941
    Brother     McArthur, William James April 30, 1858 March 18, 1942
    Brother     McArthur, Robert Henry December 15, 1860 October 6, 1950
    Brother     McArthur, Abraham Spurgeon February 15, 1863 April 29, 1929
    Brother     McArthur, George Gordon December 23, 1865 September 7, 1944
    Brother     McArthur, Nathaniel Theodore December 25, 1867 December 25, 1958

Families

Family of Boulter, James and McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann

Married Husband Boulter, James ( * December 1835 + June 20, 1915 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 6, 1864 Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Boulter, Henry1866before 1891
Boulter, James BertramOctober 17, 1867February 16, 1968
Boulter, Albert WatsonDecember 7, 1869July 27, 1891
Boulter, Amos HubbardOctober 13, 1871May 1, 1957
Boulter, Nelson HughJune 30, 1873May 26, 1925
Boulter, Edmund Edward EddieJuly 8, 1875February 2, 1931
Boulter, Curtis LordOctober 18, 1877March 11, 1944
Boulter, Annie JosephineSeptember 19, 1879January 27, 1934
Boulter, Artemis BellSeptember 21, 1882May 25, 1981
Boulter, Phoebe AliceJune 12, 1889July 20, 1979

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1846 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1846 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: December 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: December 1845 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada