McArthur, Albert Hatfield

Birth Name McArthur, Albert Hatfield 1a
Gender male
Age at Death 56 years, 7 months, 26 days


A. H. was the son of Alexander Clifford McArthur and Emily Margaret McLean.

Albert Hatfield lived at home on the Island at least until the 1891 census, then emigrated to the United States. He - or perhaps his younger brother Alfred - sent home a picture taken in Vancouver - both names had been written on the photo.

A. H. McArthur, called Hat, married Clara Hansen in Washington, State in 1903. His parents were Alexander Clifford and Emily on the marriage record. They had one son. The marriage ended in divorce, and Clara remarried - Hat went to Wyoming.

Newspaper articles note that Hat was a rabble-rouser, who perhaps had a drinking problem: this was in 1907 and 1908, so it could have been what led to his divorce, or after. There was an "Albert H. McArthur" of the right age, in the 1910 US census, living in Idaho. This Albert said he had been married 7 years, but he was living in lodgings without his wife. He was a contractor, doing rock work.

Albert Hatfield McArthur, living in Caspar, Wyoming and working on road construction, filled out a World War 1 registration form in 1918. His contact was his mother on the Island. As a non-US citizen he would have been required to register, but not serve.

In the 1930 US census he was age 55, and said he was a widower, living in Natrona County, Wyoming. He did not fill in his age at the time of his first marriage, and said that he had been born in Massachusetts and his parents in Maine. It's lso possible that his landlady filled out the census for her lodgers. But his occupation remained the same. He indicated that he had not been a WW1 vet.

Newspaper clipping, undated:
Mrs. Emily MacArthur of Northam has received the sad news of the death of her eldest son, Albert Hatfield, at Wyoming, USA. Mr. McArthur, who was in his 57th year had resided in Wyoming for the last 17 years.

From the Maple Leaf, October 1932, page 174 "Death in Wyoming early September, age 57, Albert Hatfield McArthur, formerly of Northam."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 6, 1876 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from census records & WW1 form 1b
Death September 1932 Wyoming, United States predeceased his mother  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Alexander CliffordJune 10, 1848January 27, 1916
Mother McLean, Emily MargaretFebruary 18, 1849April 24, 1937
    Sister     McArthur, Laura Belle November 26, 1871 August 7, 1945
    Sister     McArthur, Sarah Jane October 1875 November 15, 1962
         McArthur, Albert Hatfield January 6, 1876 September 1932
    Brother     McArthur, Alexander Edward Ned July 20, 1878 November 14, 1957
    Sister     McArthur, Annie Minerva May 15, 1880 November 8, 1971
    Sister     McArthur, Elizabeth Abbott May 26, 1882 September 29, 1964
    Brother     McArthur, Donald McLean Dan December 20, 1884 December 31, 1960
    Brother     McArthur, Herbert Leslie January 26, 1886 November 8, 1935
    Brother     McArthur, Alfred Ernest October 28, 1887 January 13, 1923
    Sister     McArthur, Maude September 25, 1889 May 15, 1953


Family of McArthur, Albert Hatfield

Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Harold HatfieldSeptember 24, 19071982

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1876 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1876 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada