Andrew Bird McArthur

23 December 1842–25 March 1882 (Age 39)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew Bird

When Andrew Bird McArthur was born on 23 December 1842, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel Duncan McArthur, was 22 and his mother, Cordelia Jane Clark, was 17. He married Adeliza Alger on 4 October 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 25 March 1882, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Bird McArthur
1842–1882
Adeliza Alger
1849–1925
Marriage: 4 October 1869

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    McCarther
    Arthur
    McCarter
    McArtor
    McCartha

    Sources (6)

    • Andrew Mcarthur in household of Daniel Mcarthur, "United States Census, 1870"
    • 1880 United States Federal Census for A. B. Mc Arthur
    • Andrew Bird McArthur, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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