McArthur, Margaret

Birth Name McArthur, Margaret
Gender female
Age at Death 89 years, 2 months, 22 days


Margaret was born in Bideford, Lot 12, on the Island between 1817-1821, according to census records. Her father, from her obituary, was Malcolm McArthur. She was a sister of Effie McArthur Dyment.

She married John Gillies on April 1, 1841, in the Church of England in St. Eleanors. Witnesses were Hugh McArthur and Agnes Ellis. In the 1861 and the 1881 census, the family was Roman Catholic.

I was unable to find any children for this couple in the PEI Baptismal Index.

The family, in the 1861 census, had 1 boy and 2 girls under 5; 2 boys and 2 girls between 6-15, 1 boy between 16-21 and a married couple in the 21-45 age category. They were in Lot 13. All 10 members of the household were Roman Catholic, and all were born on the Island.

In the 1881 census, John (64) and Margaret (63) were living in a household with Elizabeth (32), Catherine (23), George (21), daughter Mary Cody (26), and Mary's two children - Lawrence and Catherine Cody. There was also an Alexander, age 12, who was too young to be a son of John and Margaret's. He could have been a grandson, or an adopted son.

John died in 1890. Margaret went to live with her daughter Ann, Mrs. James Yeo.

When she died on October 11 at the age of 90, her obituary listed the following surviving children: John in Elizabeth Port, N.H.; Alexander, Perth Amboy, (manager of the Ramsay Dry Dock); George in Tottenville, N.H.; Michel in Ellerslie; Mrs. Jas. Yeo, Harmony, Lot 13; Mrs. Mary Cody, New Haven; Catherine Ellen, Mrs. Ruben Chase, Hyannis, Mass.; Christy Ann, Mrs. Penrose Ellis, Port Hill.







Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth July 20, 1818 Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada age 63 in 1881 census  
Death October 11, 1907 Harmony, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada obit; at age 90  


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
         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 Gillis, John and McArthur, Margaret

Married Husband Gillis, John ( * June 8, 1817 + 1890 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 1, 1841 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registers - Hugh McArthur was a witness  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gillis, John William
Gillis, Christianna ChristyJune 17, 1846May 4, 1920
Gillis, AnnAugust 15, 1846May 27, 1916
Gillis, Elizabethabout 1850before 1920
Gillis, AlexanderApril 1850July 31, 1919
Gillis, MichaelDecember 25, 1850October 20, 1936
Gillis, MaryApril 14, 1855before 1940
Gillis, Catherine Eleanor KatieSeptember 28, 18561942
Gillis, George1860
Gillis, Alexander (2)about 1869before 1920