McArthur, William Erving 1a

Birth Name McArthur, William Erving
Gender male
Age at Death 85 years, 6 months, 2 days

Narrative

William Erving McArthur died in Pittsfield Massachusetts at the age of 85. He had been the foreman of the Pittsfield Cemetery and a well known lay preacher. His wife was the former Eleanor S. Ramsay, daughter of Archibald and Sophia (Wigmore). Information on William came from his obituary in the Summerside Journal and Pioneer Friday June 3 1955.

1900 US census:
head William E Mcarthur M 31 Massachusetts
wife Elenor S Mcarthur F 24 Canada Eng
daughter Alice E Mcarthur F 4 Massachusetts
daughter Grace A Mcarthur F 1 Massachusetts
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95F-661 : accessed 05 Dec 2012), William E Mcarthur, ED 64 Pittsfield city Ward 1, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 4B, family 80, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240632.

1940 US census:
head William Mcarthur M 70 Massachusetts
wife Elenor S Mcarthur F 63 Canada
daughter Elenor P Mcarthur F 35 Massachusetts
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4XM-7CQ : accessed 05 Dec 2012), William Mcarthur, Ward 7, Pittsfield, Pittsfield City, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-127, sheet 6A, family 83, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1570.

Name: William Erving McArthur
Birth: 18 Nov 1869 - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 20 May 1955
Residence: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 18, 1869 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States date of birth given as Nov. 18 1869 in obit, Wm. gave place as Mass.  
Death May 20, 1955 Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States    
Marriage about 1895   obit: celebrated 60th wedding anniv. August 2  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, CorneliusJune 29, 1832May 22, 1914
Mother Dyment, ElizabethJuly 10, 1842June 30, 1870
    Brother     McArthur, Phineas C. August 20, 1862 August 17, 1893
    Sister     McArthur, Melvina November 5, 1864 April 1959
    Brother     McArthur, Alvah H. April 9, 1867 January 2, 1943
         McArthur, William Erving November 18, 1869 May 20, 1955

Families

Family of McArthur, William Erving and Ramsay, Eleanor Sophia

Married Wife Ramsay, Eleanor Sophia ( * September 16, 1876 + February 1976 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 2, 1895 Prince Edward Island, Canada from 1900 census; RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1895  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Alice ElizabethOctober 8, 18961987
McArthur, Grace Adeline1899May 3, 1914
McArthur, Ruth DorothyDecember 11, 1902October 7, 1919
McArthur, Eleanor PearlMarch 17, 19051998
McArthur, William Irving Jr.July 26, 1911November 30, 1985

Source References

  1. 1880 United States Federal Census
      • Citation:

        United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHXM-BM2 : accessed 14 July 2012), Phinuis Mcarthur in household of Cornelius Mcarthur, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.