McArthur, Robert

Birth Name McArthur, Robert
Gender male
Age at Death about 63 years, 5 months, 13 days


m. Manse, Blackville (North. Co.) 1st inst., by Rev. Thos. G. Johnstone, Robert McARTHUR / Miss Lydia Ann ROGERS both of Newcastle. (1858)

Robert, 29, and Lydia, 30, were in New Brunswick for the 1851 census with Robert D. and Annie, 6 months.

This fits with the family in the 1871 census of Nova Scotia - Robert (38), Lydia (40), Robert (12), Anna (10), Theodore (3) and Jane (1). According to the record, everyone in the household was born in Nova Scotia.

In the 1881 census, the family was in Lot 10 PEI: Robert, 48, born PEI; Lydia Ann, 50, born New Brunswick; Annie, 20, born New Brunswick; Theodore 13, born NS and Jane 11, born NS. Also in the household is Robert Rogers, age 72, born NB.

Robert found work as a labourer and a carpenter.

The family was in Massachusetts, where Lydia, a widow, died in 1909. On census records, Robert and Lydia's children said they emigrated between 1882-1888. I wasn't able to find Lydia in the 1891 Canadian or the 1900 US census records. She was living in Malden in 1901, according to one daughter's marriage record.

This does make it more likely that Robert was the Robert McArthur, son of Malcolm and Ann, who died in Malden, Massachusetts in 1896. The record transcription said he was a single man at the time of his death, but the actual form indicated he had been married.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 17 Number 1804
Date October 30 1858
County Northumberland
Place Chatham
Newspaper The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1833 Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1823?  
Death June 14, 1896 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Mass deaths; Annie's marriage record says deceased  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 12about 1772before 1861
Mother McDougall, Ann1780May 29, 1865
    Sister     McArthur, Marion 1809 August 29, 1905
    Brother     McArthur, John - Lot 12 about 1805 about 1840
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh M. March 17, 1812 October 17, 1906
    Sister     McArthur, Euphemia Effie February 10, 1814 March 26, 1909
    Sister     McArthur, Barbara about 1815 before 1860
    Sister     McArthur, Margaret July 20, 1818 October 11, 1907
    Brother     McArthur, Peter Alexander January 5, 1821 1903
    Sister     McArthur, Ellen November 16, 1822 March 23, 1907
    Brother     McArthur, Duncan 1831 February 7, 1890
    Brother     McArthur, George William 1832 July 14, 1901
         McArthur, Robert about 1833 June 14, 1896


Family of McArthur, Robert and Rogers, Lydia Ann

Married Wife Rogers, Lydia Ann ( * April 10, 1832 + April 10, 1909 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 1, 1858 Blackville, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch  
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Robert D.1859
McArthur, Anna1861
McArthur, Theodore H.18681953
McArthur, Jane Jennie18721944