John Lester Arthur

28 October 1889–24 April 1973 (Age 83)
Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of John Lester

When John Lester Arthur was born on 28 October 1889, in Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Samuel John Arthur, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ann Robinson, was 36. He married Mary Elizabeth Fortney in 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1910. He died on 24 April 1973, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grant, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Lester Arthur
Mary Elizabeth Fortney
Marriage: 1913
Helen Mae Arthur
Jean M Arthur (adopted)

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    Helen Mae Arthur


    Jean M Arthur (adopted)


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 18

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

An eminent person; high, lofty, exalted, noble, eminent, excellent, proud; a bear; noble, great, generous. Gaelic forms are Art and Artair.

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Sources (3)

  • John Arthur in household of Samuel Arthur, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John L Arthur in household of Samuel Arthur, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • John Arthur in household of Samuel Arthur, "United States Census, 1900"

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