Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
McArthur, Wm., Mrs.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 24 Jun 1915, p. 3, column 1


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MRS. WM. McARTHUR DROWNED
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur were spend-
ing the Week with Rev. T. M.
Jefferis, Oakville
WHILE OUT CANOEING THEY UPSET
Mr. William McArthur, Jr., of Hamilton, was here last week spending a few days with his parents and other friends, and more definite particulars were given relative to the sad drowning of his wife in the Sixteen Creek at Oakville on the 11th inst.
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur had gone out from Hamilton and were spending the week at the home of Rev. Mr. Jefferis. They intended returning to Hamilton Saturday morning. On Friday afternoon they went for a little canoe trip from the wharf up the Sixteen Creek, and when returning to the wharf the canoe was in some unaccountable manner capsized and the occupants were precipitated into the water. Mr. McArthur was able to grasp the edge of the upturned craft and had Mrs. McArthur by the hand, but she was caught underneath and was drowned. Mr. Allen, of Oakville, was the only person in the vicinity at the time. He pulled Mr. McArthur into safety, but was unable to save Mrs. McArthur. Owing to the muddy state of the water, the body was not recovered until nearly two hours afterwards. Although several expert swimmers dived in search of it a few minutes after the accident. Every effort to restore life proved unavailing.
The young people had been married inbetween two and three years. Mrs. McArthur was a consistent Christian young woman, a member of the Methodist Church, in Hamilton and a Sunday School teacher. In addition to her bereft husband, her parents, three sisters and two brothers survive.

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Genealogical Resource
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
24 Jun 1915
Last Name(s):
McArthur
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.58854
Language of Item:
English
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McArthur, Wm., Mrs.