Memorable Manitobans: Duncan McArthur (1839-1917)
Banker, consular agent.
Born in Beckwith Township, Ontario on 29 May 1839, son of James McArthur and Catherine Fisher, he came to Manitoba where he was a private banker and the United States consular agent at Emerson for over 20 years until the agency was closed in 1910.
On 20 October 1885, he married Margaret Purdie Bryce (1852-?, widow of John Bryce) at Winnipeg and they had four daughters: Mary Victoria Frances McArthur (1886-?), Elizabeth J. McArthur (1888-?), Catherine F. McArthur (1891-?), and Anne McArthur (1893-1893).
He died in April 1917 and was buried in the Emerson Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Duncan McArthur, Margaret Bryce], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [Mary Victoria Frances McArthur, Margaret McArthur, Catherine McArthur, Anne McArthur], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration [Anne McArthur], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Representative Men of Manitoba, Winnipeg: The Tribune Publishing Company, 1902.
“Consular agency is discontinued,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 October 1910, page 3.
“Probate court,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 August 1917, page 12.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Dallas Manicom for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 April 2022