McArthur, Sarah Ann

Birth Name McArthur, Sarah Ann
Gender female
Age at Death 87 years, 2 months, 21 days


Sarah Ann MacArthur was born on 6 Oct 1848 in O'Leary, PEI, and died on 30 Dec 1935 in Milburn, PEI. She married John Edwin Boulter (son of William Henry Harris Boulter and Ada MacWilliams), born 15 Jun 1850 in O'Leary, PEI, on 28 Oct 1874 in Milburn West, PEI. The marriage was recorded, of the groom from Pierre Jacques in Lot 8, to the bride, from Lot 7, in the Alberton Methodist church. John McArthur and the minister's wife were the two witnesses.

John Edwin died in 1933 in Milburn West, PEI.

Eight of their children were in the PEI Baptismal Index: Edwin (1886), George (1891), Heber (1883), John Webster Wadman (1881), Margaret Ellen (1875), Mark Wilfred (1877), Richard Watson (1889) and Watson (1893); in the 1928 Cummings Atlas, the children listed were Webster, Wilfred, Heber, Ella, Edmund, and Watson. Ella was also named in Sarah Ann's obituary.

In 1881, the family consisted of Maggie (6), Wilfred (4) and Ella (2).
The 1891 census was taken on April 20, 1891 and the child named Robert was b. in February of that year. Robert could be George Nelson? 1891 census: Wilfred (13), Ella (12), Webster (10), Heber (8), Edwin (4), Robert (1). They were living in Lot 8, in a 1 1/2 story house with 2 rooms. John was a farmer and blacksmith. By 1901, Heber, Edmond, George, and Watson were at home. 1911 census: John, Sarah Ann and Watson.

Most of their children stayed on PE. Some went to Rangeley, ME.
i  Margaret Boulter b. W.Point, PE., d. in teens. Margaret, who would have been 16 in 1891, was not with her family by 1891.
ii Edward Boulter b. W.Point, PE. Ned is probably the same son as Edwin?
iii Mark Wilfred Boulter b. 11 Sep 1877.
iv Ella Boulter b. 1879, W.Point, PE., m. Fred Hamm. Ella was not in baptismal index or in the church records where the other children were baptized, but she was named in her mother's obituary.
v  Webster W. Boulter b. 13 Jun 1881.
vi Edwin M. Boulter b. 26 Sep 1886.
vii Heber Boulter b. 1889, W.Point, PE., Bapt/Occup: never married.
viii   George Nelson Boulter b. 4 Apr 1890, W.Point, PE., d. 4 Aug 1973, Buried: United Cemetery, Glenwood, Prince, PE.
ix Watson Boulter b. 1891, W.Point, PE., d. 1891. Could be the Richard or Robert in the 1891 census?
x  Watson Boulter b. 1893.

Charlottetown Guardian Friday January 3, 1936 MRS JOHN BOULTER. There passed suddenly away at Miiburn, Lot 8, early Friday morning, December 21th, Mrs. John Boulter at the age of 88 years. She had been in her usual good health and her sudden death came as a shock to her family. She leaves tn mourn one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hamm in the United States and 6 sons, Wilfred and Heber in the US, Webster, George, Edwin and Watson in Milburn, Lot 8.

See also the obit transcribed on PEI Ancestry, Pioneer - 18 January 1936, page 7, col. 5

Name Mrs. John Boulter
Age 85
Residence Milburn, Lot 8
Date of Death 27 December 1935
Entry Number 51
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1935

Information on McArthur families came mainly from Hugh McArthur family tree on the Island Register by Donna Phillips; the Dyment genealogy of Roger Dyment and Connie Ladner; George Hawkin's work on the descendants of Hugh and Susannah, and Robert Boulter's Boulter family tree. Some information has been checked against census, birth and marriage records where available.


BOULTER – In Lot 8, on Dec.27, Mrs. John Boulter, aged 85, leaving six sons, a daughter, sister and 16 grandchildren.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 6, 1848 Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death December 27, 1935 Milburn, Lot 8, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada grave says Sarah Ann; obit says at age 88  


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
    Sister     McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann January 1845 March 3, 1938
    Brother     McArthur, John September 15, 1848 April 23, 1934
         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


Family of Boulter, John Edwin and McArthur, Sarah Ann

Married Husband Boulter, John Edwin ( * June 15, 1850 + August 19, 1933 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage October 28, 1874 Alberton, Lot 4, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Boulter, Margaret Maggie EllenJune 8, 1875before 1891
Boulter, Mark WilfredSeptember 11, 1877January 29, 1959
Boulter, Ella M.June 1879October 21, 1970
Boulter, John Webster WadmanJune 13, 1881January 18, 1956
Boulter, HeberOctober 13, 1883January 23, 1956
Boulter, Edmund Martin EdwinSeptember 26, 1886September 9, 1968
Boulter, Richard WatsonAugust 24, 1889before 1893
Boulter, George NelsonApril 4, 1891August 4, 1973
Boulter, WatsonFebruary 24, 1893December 25, 1953