McArthur, Edmund Wallis

Birth Name McArthur, Edmund Wallis 1a
Gender male
Age at Death 85 years, 5 months, 19 days


Edward or Edmund Wallis McARTHUR was born 22 September 1855 the son of Hugh McArthur and Susanna Dyment.

He married Agnes M. Crawford on 11 January 1879 in Prince Edward Island. Aggie, the daughter of Anna Maria Livingstone and John Kirk Crawford, was born 13 September 1857 in West Point, Prince, PE. Edmund's sister Louisa M. McArthur was a witness at the wedding, and Edmund named one of his daughters after his sister.

Edmund and Aggie were in PEI for the 1881, 1891, and 1901 census.

In the 1881 census, Edmund and Aggie were living on the Island with their daughter Lettie, 7 months. Edmund , age 34, said his mother was born in England in the 1891 census. In 1901, the children were Lettie Crawford, True, Lena, Martha and Louise. Lena Marie, Lettie Crawford, True Rankin and Martha Ellen were in the PEI Baptismal Index.

According to US census records, Edmund emigrated in 1885; however, he was in PEI for the 1901 census. Edward McArthur and his brother in law James Nelson Clement were charged in the United States for burning Edward's house, in 1896 - newspaper articles say that Edward bought and furnished the house, and then sent his family back to the Island. It isn't clear from the articles found if he actually went to trial.

Aggie died sometime after the 1901 census and Ned went back to the United States. He married (2) CORA ALICE ROBINSON 2 July 1904 in Mexico, Maine, USA. She was born 12 November 1858 in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, USA, and died 18 January 1940 in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA.

In the US 1910 census, Edmund was living with his second wife Cora and Martha (23), Louisa (21) and married daughter Lena (26).

Edmund was living in the United States in 1920 with and his daughter Ella, age 32 (Martha Ellen or Louisa?). Also in the household was his brother Duncan, age 67. In 1930, Edmund and Cora were on their own.

Edmund died 11 March 1941 in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA.


Information on McArthur families came mainly from McArthur family trees on the Island Register, the Dyment genealogy of Roger Dyment and Connie Ladner and the work of George Hawkins. Some information has been checked against census, birth and marriage records where available.









Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 22, 1855 Lot 7, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1b
Death March 11, 1941 Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 [database on-line].  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Hugh M.March 17, 1812October 17, 1906
Mother Dyment Diamond, Susanna AshtonOctober 19, 1824May 19, 1913
    Sister     McArthur, Mary November 22, 1842 March 7, 1929
    Sister     McArthur, Ellen Helen Eleanor Ann January 1845 March 3, 1938
    Brother     McArthur, John September 15, 1848 April 23, 1934
    Sister     McArthur, Sarah Ann October 6, 1848 December 27, 1935
    Brother     McArthur, Duncan May 20, 1851 August 17, 1937
    Sister     McArthur, Louisa May 19, 1853
         McArthur, Edmund Wallis September 22, 1855 March 11, 1941
    Brother     McArthur, William James April 30, 1858 March 18, 1942
    Brother     McArthur, Robert Henry December 15, 1860 October 6, 1950
    Brother     McArthur, Abraham Spurgeon February 15, 1863 April 29, 1929
    Brother     McArthur, George Gordon December 23, 1865 September 7, 1944
    Brother     McArthur, Nathaniel Theodore December 25, 1867 December 25, 1958


Family of McArthur, Edmund Wallis and Crawford, Agnes Aggie

Married Wife Crawford, Agnes Aggie ( * September 13, 1857 + February 8, 1902 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 11, 1879 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Lettie CrawfordAugust 26, 1880May 23, 1972
McArthur, True RankinJuly 5, 1882November 9, 1939
McArthur, Lena MarieFebruary 26, 1884July 21, 1912
McArthur, Martha EllenMay 6, 1886October 31, 1965
McArthur, Louise M.1888December 27, 1944

Family of McArthur, Edmund Wallis and Robinson, Cora Alice

Married Wife Robinson, Cora Alice ( * November 12, 1858 + January 18, 1940 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1904      

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada