When Edgar G McArthur was born on 4 March 1855, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, Gabriel Abram McArthur, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Glaspell, was 40. He married Julia Hendrickson on 5 March 1879, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant Valley, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1910 and South Fork Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 9 September 1922, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States.
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artair, ‘son of Arthur’ (see Arthur ).
History: Clan Arthur is a Highland Scottish clan traditionally associated with lands on the northern shores of Loch Awe. In 1427 the chief of the clan was one of several Highland chiefs executed for treason by King James I; it is said that the clan never recovered. As a matter of fact, there were several different Highland families and septs of other clans bearing the name Mac Artair.