McArthur, Euphemia Effie 1 2a

Birth Name McArthur, Euphemia Effie 2
Gender female
Age at Death 95 years, 1 month, 16 days


No baptismal record was found for Effie. However, when Margaret McArthur, widow of John A. Gillis died at the age of 90 in 1907 it was noted in her obituary that her sister, Mrs. William Dyment, was 96 and living with her son John in Knutsford. Margaret was born at Bedford (Bideford), the daughter of the late Malevin (Malcolm) M. McArthur. She and Effie were members of a family of twelve, all with the exception of two who passed their ninetieth birthday.

On her marriage record to William, Effie was from Lot 12. Hugh McArthur and Hector McDougald were witnesses.

Effie was short for Euphemia, the name that was given on the death certificate for her daughter Mary A. Dyment, wife of Roderick A. McNeill, who died in Massachusetts in 1901 at the age of 61. Mary Ann and Harriet Jane both named a daughter Euphemia, and Maria Ellen and Elizabeth used the shorter form Effa for their daughters.

After the death of her husband, Effie lived with her son George in Cohasset, Massachusetts, where she could be found in the US 1900 census. Effie celebrated her 90th birthday in Nantasket, Massachusetts around February 15 1905. She had been blind for two years, but had still managed to knit 19 pairs of mittens and seven pairs of stockings during the winter. According to the article, when she was younger Mrs. Dyment sheared her own sheep and dyed and spun the wool for her family. In 1905, she had 146 living descendants: 71 grandchildren (60?) and 67 great-grandchildren.

In December 1908, Effie returned to the Island, to live with her son John in Lot 7.

She died a year later at the home of her son John in Knutsford, on 26 March 1909; her age was given as 94 or 95. According to her obituary, she was survived by three sons and one daughter: Henry of Tacoma, Wash., William of Springfield, and John at home, and Mrs. Henry Walsh of Nantasket, Mass.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 10, 1814 Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Effie gave January 1815 in the 1900 census 2
Death March 26, 1909 Knutsford, Lot 8, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada buried in Bethel Bible Christian Cemetery, Lot 8  


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
         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
    Brother     McArthur, Robert about 1833 June 14, 1896


Family of Dyment, William and McArthur, Euphemia Effie

Married Husband Dyment, William ( * December 27, 1818 + April 30, 1886 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 31, 1839 Prince Edward Island, Canada Marriage Book 1832 - 1840 William Diamond B by license Euphemia McArthur S 31 Jan 1839Witnesses: Hugh McArthur Hector McDougaldA.V.G. Wiggins, Clerk  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Henry ScottOctober 1839March 27, 1912
Dyment, Mary AnnOctober 1840August 22, 1901
Dyment, JohnDecember 9, 1841December 4, 1934
Dyment, Harriet JaneMarch 1843May 5, 1927
Dyment, Elizabeth L.1849February 15, 1889
Dyment, William HarrisFebruary 9, 1849September 1930
Dyment, George McCarterFebruary 2, 1851October 30, 1905
Dyment, Maria EllenMarch 7, 1853March 3, 1905

Source References

  1. McArthurs Massachusetts at
  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 7, page 31, household of William Dimont