Alward, Sarah Thomson

Birth Name Alward, Sarah Thomson
Birth Name Alward, Sarah
Gender female
Age at Death 78 years, 8 months, 20 days


Robert McArthur was a widower when he married Sarah Alward, a spinster, in 1876, although, where I have found records, his children born before 1876 said that Sarah was their mother. Perhaps Sarah was the only mother they knew - or perhaps Sarah had been married before and some of them were her children from a previous marriage.

Sarah was a widow in Summerside PEI in 1881 and 1891. In the 1891 census, the children all said their father was born on the Island.

Name Robert McArthur, widower
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 20 Apr 1876
Event Place Salisbury, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada
Spouse's Name Sarah Thompson Alward
Certificate Number 6650
Page 65
Citing this Record "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Robert McArthur and Sarah Thompson Alward, 20 Apr 1876; citing Salisbury, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 65, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,411.The death record for Sarah Smith said her parents were Atwood and Perry. In 1891, Sarah McArthur, widow, was living with Harriet, Loise [Florence?], James R., Jane McArthur (grand-daughter, age 6), and grand-sons Otis Robert and John Arthur Ramsay, aged 8 and 7, in Summerside, PEI.

Sarah later married Jacob Smith, and was living in Woburn Massachusetts with her son James Robert, and grand-daughter Jenny. In 1910, she and Jacob were in New Hampshire - on this census, they said they had been married for 15 years, and Sarah said she had 9 children, 8 living.

Her parents on her marriage were Charles and Mary (Perry).

Sarah was not in the 4 volume book about the Alwards of Kings County, NB.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 26, 1841 Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada    
Death June 16, 1920 Antrim, Hillsborough, New Hampshire    


Family of McArthur, Robert - Lot 14 and Alward, Sarah Thomson

Married Husband McArthur, Robert - Lot 14 ( * about 1805 + before 1881 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 20, 1876 New Brunswick, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, JemimaOctober 8, 1858May 21, 1951
McArthur, Armina Jane Annie Jennie1865before 1901
McArthur, Mary Josephine1868
McArthur, Harriet Hattie AnnFebruary 21, 1868May 22, 1945
McArthur, LydiaAugust 6, 1869January 23, 1957
McArthur, Clara Belle1872June 12, 1939
McArthur, Florence LoiseFebruary 1874August 26, 1944
McArthur, James RobertJune 1877

Family of Smith, Isaac and Alward, Sarah Thomson

Married Husband Smith, Isaac ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1895      


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Merged Gramps ID I23842