C.H. McArthur (1834 – )

C. H. McArthur, proprietor of a saw and shingle mill, was born at Detroit, Mich., in 1834. He is a son of Alexander and Tirzah (Root) McArthur, the former of whom was an extensive landowner in this State, at an early day. He first settled at Corunna in Shiawassee county, and it was mainly through his exertions that the county-seat was located at that point. He also discovered and opened the first coal mine at that place. He is Vice-President of the First Nat. Bank of Corunna, and was once Mayor of the place. While living in Detroit, he was High Sheriff of Wayne county. He was a strong Democrat until the war, and since then he has been a Republican. C. H. came to Corunna in 1838, and took charge of a saw-mill north of Chesaning, and operated it four years. After three years at Corunua, in the same business, he came to St. Charles tp., and in partnership with his father, built a saw-mill on sec 28, at a cost of $8,000. The mill was destroyed by fire, and they have since erected another in its place, of which C. H. has full charge. He was married in 1863, to Frances O. Ware, a native of Rochester, N. Y. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church. They have 3 children—Harry E., Myrtle T. and Erwin E.  Mr. McArthur owned at one time here, about 1,200 acres of land.”

Source:  History of Saginaw County, Michigan, by Michael A. Leeson, Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Chicago, 1881, pages 910 and 913

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