McArthur, Herbert Leslie

Birth Name McArthur, Herbert Leslie 1a 2a
Gender male
Age at Death 49 years, 9 months, 13 days

Narrative

Herbert was the son of Alexander McArthur and Emily McLean.

Obit from unnamed and undated source, from a scrapbook:

PEI Native Dies From Rifle Wound

A victim of an accidental shooting while cleaning his rifle for a hunting trip, Herbert McArthur, 48, a special police officer here for many years and for 19 years caretaker of the Richard Wheatland estate on Hill Street was found dead in the kitchen of the caretaker's house early on the morning of November 8. The discovery was made by Harry Bunbridge, Danvers garage proprietor, who was to have accompanied him on the hunting trip. According to police, the body was stretched out on the floor with a gaping hole through the heart. No one else was in the house at the time. the verdict of Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall of Groveland, medical examiner, was accidental death by firearms. He said Mr. McArthur probably died between 6 and 8:30 that night. The Wheatlands are not living there at present and as the estate is in a lonely section nobody had occasion to visit the place until Burbridge arrived that morning.
Mrs. Ethel G. McArthur, the widow, the only immediate survivor, was overcome when told of the accident. She was staying with her mother at a house in Newburyport turnpike in Rowley, where relatives operate a roadside filling station and roadside stand.
McArthur, a native of Prince Edward Island, was a devotee of hunting and was considered an authority on hunting dogs and guns, Police Chief Ormond C. Taylor made the preliminary investigation and was later assisted by Sergt. Noonan and Officer W_____ of the State Police. Dr. Byron Sanborn of Topsfield and Dr. Arthur W. O'Neill went to the house before the medical examiner arrived. (Salem Exchange, Mass.)

Herbert McArthur was single when he filled out a form for WW1, giving his mother, Mrs. Emily McArthur as his contact. He married Ethel G. Warren later in 1918. They had no children.

Name: Herbert L Macarthur
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Topsfield Town, Essex, Massachusetts
Age: 33, Birthplace: Prince Edward Island, Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
SELF Richard Wheatland M 47y Massachusetts
WIFE Mary K Wheatland F 49y Massachusetts
SON Stephen Wheatland M 22y Gibraltar
SON David P Wheatland M 21y Massachusetts
DAU Luisa P Wheatland F 20y Massachusetts
DAU Anna Wheatland F 19y Massachusetts
DAU Martha Wheatland F 15y Massachusetts
Herbert L Macarthur M 33y Prince Edward Island - married
Ethel G Macarthur F 27y Maine
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXYB-23R : accessed 23 May 2013), Herbert L Macarthur in entry for Richard Wheatland, 1920.

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth January 26, 1886 Northam, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada gave his name as Herbert Lester on WW1 form 1b 2b
Death November 8, 1935 Massachusetts, United States predeceased his mother; obit says at age 48  

Parents

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
    Brother     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
         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

Families

Family of McArthur, Herbert Leslie and Warren, Ethel Gladys

Married Wife Warren, Ethel Gladys ( * 1892 + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 1, 1918 Maine, United States    

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1886 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1886 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1887 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1887 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada