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Elizabeth (Dickinson) MacArthur and her family

Updated: Jul 16, 2022

Elizabeth Dickinson was born Dec. 10, 1891, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Harry and Annie (Robinson) Dickinson, immigrants from Yorkshire, England. Elizabeth moved to Newark, New Jersey, with her family between 1904 and 1909. You can find more information on the Dickinson family here.


John MacArthur was a blacksmith who was born in Greenock, Scotland, Dec. 6, 1886. He came to America around 1908 and he and Elizabeth were married six years later, March 20, 1914, at DeGroot Methodist Church in Newark, a church the Dickinsons were associated before it's cornerstone was laid.


Their daughter, Eleanor A. MacArthur, was born on July 8, 1915, in Newark. Eleanor married Leslie John Mason in 1940. They were married at DeGroot Methodist Church in Newark, like her parents. Eleanor and Leslie had two known children, daughters, Joan and Carol. They are 2nd great-grandchildren of John and Elizabeth Dickinson, our immigrant ancestors from England.

Mr. Mason died on May 14, 1993, in Florida. According to Eleanor's 2006 obituary, shared on Findagrave, she was "survived by her two daughters, Joan Vanderhorn, North Fort Myers, and Carol Hallman, Rockaway, N.J.; grandchildren, John, Laura, Lisa, Carolyn and David; and seven great-grandchildren.". (Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jan. 21, 2006).


Eleanor was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Our most recent common ancestor was Harry Dickinson, her grandfather, who was my 2nd great-grandfather.


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