Charles MCARTHUR

Charles MCARTHUR

Male 1855 - 1932  (77 years)

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  • Name Charles MCARTHUR 
    Born 14 Jul 1855  Square Mile, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1932  Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DEATH OF MR. CHARLES McARTHUR.
      Veteran Show Exhibitor, 51 SUCCESSIVE EXHIBITIONS.
      Early on Sunday morning the death occurred at his residence, Bay road, of Mr. Charles McArthur at the age of 77 years. Early on Sunday morning the death occurred at his residence, Bay road, of Mr. Charles M.cArthur, at the age of 77 years.
      Mr. McArthur had enjoyed good health all his life, and was apparently as well as usual just before he succumbed. He rose early, and after speaking to his wife, suddenly collapsed and died shortly afterwards. Friends and relatives heard news of his sudden passing with surprise and regret.
      Deceased was born at Square Mile, and had lived in this district all his life. He married Miss Caroline Kilsby, who survives. There are no children. Mr. McArthur was well known as a show exhibitor, and his death on the eve of the Mount Gambior show has removed one of the A. and H. Society's most consistent and valued exhibitors and members. He was a member of the committee for many years. He held a unique record in that he had exhibited at 51 successive Mount Gambier shows. For more than half a century his Lincoln sheep had been winning him honours at South Eastern shows, and for 30 years his roses had been taking championship ribbons.
      In a recent interview Mr. McArthur recalled to a "Watch" representative that he first showed Lincolns in Mt. Gambier as a young man of 28, when the saleyards were situated approximately at the spot where Messrs May & Davis' service station now stands. The sheep show was held in these yards, and the cattle were exhibited on the hill near the Methodist Church. The Caledonian Hall, Hall of Commerce, and other buildings between the main corner and the church were, of course, nonexistent at that time. The first indoor show, said Mr. McArthur, was held in a hall near where the Hotel Federal now stands, and the old Oddfellows Hall was afterwards used. Shows were later held in the Old Institute Hall, and finally the A. and H. Society became established on the present well appointed
      show ground.
      Mr. McArthur, whose delightful old garden at Hedley Park bespeaks of his love of flowers, first exhibited roses 30 years ago, when he took up his residency in Bay road. He had marked success with roses at many South-Eastern shows since 1900, and had won scores of championships.
      At the time of his death he still owned the old farm, and had a flock of between 70 and 100 stud Lincoln ewes. He had never owned anything but Lincolns, having started breeding from Moorak rams, and continued with rams from the late Wm. Forsyth's Hamilton stud. He had also crossed some of his ewes with rams from Mr. O. A. Christie, of Hamilton.
      Nearly all the South-Eastern show societies will regret Mr. McArthur's death. In his younger days he took his Lincolns and flowers as far afield as Kingston, and also met with good success in the Adelaide Royal. He remarked when interviewed, that he had had a good innings, and wished he could have it over again.
      The funeral took place yesterday, Rev. A. H. Ballinger conducting the burial service. Mr. W. Pearce carried
      out arrangements.
      Source: DEATH OF MR. CHARLES McARTHUR. (1932, October 18). Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved February 1, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77950331
    Buried 17 Oct 1932  Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1390  Squire
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 

    Father Peter MCARTHUR,   b. 26 Mar 1805, Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1892, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Isabella MCLEAN,   b. 13 Feb 1813, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1887, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1842  Creich, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline KILSBY,   d. 19 Mar 1945, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Apr 1878  Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1855 - Square Mile, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Apr 1878 - Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1932 - Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Oct 1932 - Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Scotland Parish Records (OPRs), 30 Sep 2018.
      On 30 January 1842, at Creich.
      Groom Peter McARTHUR.
      Bride Isabella McLEAN.
      Transcribed from an Old Parish Marriage Record, S38/10 p64 of 102 Iona (ScotlandsPeople on-line record).