Child of William J. Arthur, Jr. and Bertha Ramsey Arthur. Grandchild of John Martin (lot 37). Nephew of Lula May Ramsey LaBerge (lot 43). He was also the grandson of William J. Arthur, Sr. and Dora Shatswell.
William J. Arthur, Sr. and his cousin William J. Adams made the Run of '89 into Spring Creek Township along with James STANDISH. Edwin Standish ARTHUR and William J. ADAMS had moved to Luther by 1900, apparently managing partners of a cotton gin bankrolled by Wm. J. ARTHUR, Sr.
Their sister, Annie, remained in Spring Creek Township some of her descendants may still live on the old homestead.
The ARTHUR homestead was in the SW4 of 15-13-4W, which would now be on the NE corner of MacArthur & 122nd St.