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Arthur Scott Canterbury
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1862
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1918
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

The parents of Arthur Scott Canterbury were: Redding Canterbury, b. Abt. 1824 Lowndes Co., AL, d. 1890 Mount Willing, Lowndes Co., AL and Drucilla (Cochran) Canterbury, b. Abt. 1824 Edgefield Co., South Carolina, d. 12 May 1895, Mount Willing, Lowndes Co., AL. They were married on 12 Mar 1845 at Lowndes Co., AL.

The 1870 US Census of Beat 11, Monroe Co., AL enumerated the household of 45 Y/O Redding Canterbury, a farmer born in AL, and his 40 [sic] Y/O wife, Drucilla (Cochran) Canterbury. Also living in the household were their children: 21 Y/O Amanda Jane Canterbury (1848-1911); 18 Y/O James Norris Canterbury, a farm worker (1852-1931); 17 Y/O John Canterbury, a farm worker; 16 Y/O George Frank Canterbury, a farm worker (1854-1912); 15 Y/O William Alaphard Canterbury, a farm worker (1856-1941); 13 Y/O Jesse L. Canterbury (1858-1931), a farm worker; 11 Y/O Thomas Walter Canterbury, a farm worker (1860-1924); 17 Y/O Arthur Scott Canterbury (1862-1918), and 6 Y/O Mack (McCravey) Canterbury (1865-1880).

The 1880 US Census of Mount Willing, Lowndes Co., AL enumerated the household of 55 Y/O Redding Canterbury, a farmer, and his 55 Y/O wife, Drucilla (Cochran) Canterbury. Also living in the household were their children: 22 Y/O Jesse L. Canterbury, a farm worker; 11 Y/O Thomas Walter Canterbury, a farm worker; 9 Y/O Arthur Scott Canterbury, a farm worker, and 15 Y/O McCravey Canterbury, a farm worker. NOTE: Living in the household next door to his parents was 20 Y/O Thomas Walter Canterbury, a farmer, and his 20 Y/O wife, Loma F. (Todd) Canterbury, born in Lowndes Co., AL.

Arthur Scott Canterbury married Ealon Cousins on 20 Jan 1887 at Elmore Co., AL. She was born in 1864 Alabama. Her parents were William Collier Cousins, a school teacher, born in 1835 Georgia. Her mother was Martha Ann (McCane) Cousins, born in 1838 Alabama.

The 1900 US Census of Eclectic, Elmore Co., Alabama enumerated the household of 37 Y/O Arthur Scott Canterbury, a policeman, and his 36 Y/O wife, Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury. Also living in the household were their children: 10 Y/O Mabel Ealon Canterbury; 4 Y/O Thomas W Canterbury; 1 Y/O Mamie E Canterbury and 4 months old Tennyson M Canterbury. NOTE: An enumeration error recorded their surname in this census as "Canterberry".

The 1910 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 45 Y/O Arthur Scott Canterbury, a restaurant owner, and his 45 Y/O wife, Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury. Also living in the household were their children: 15 Y/O Thomas W. Canterbury; 8 Y/O Jessie Canterbury (daughter); 5 Y/O Annie Canterbury; 3 Y/O Ruth Canterbury, and 1 Y/O Arthur Frank Canterbury. (This census is very difficult to find)

The 1920 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of widowed 55 Y/O Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury, a dry goods merchant. Also living in the household were her children: 24 Y/O Thomas W. Canterbury, a dry goods clerk; 17 Y/O daughter, Jessie Canterbury, a dry goods clerk; 15 Y/O Annie Canterbury and 12 Y/O Ruth Canterbury. Also living in the household was the 52 Y/O single sister of Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury, Mary R. Cousins, a seamstress.

The 1930 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of widowed 65 Y/O Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury. Also living in the household was her 21 Y/O son, Arthur Frank Canterbury, an residential electrician and Ealon's 63 Y/O single sister, Emma Cousins, a dry goods saleslady.

The 1940 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 35 Y/O Robert A Hofer, a furnace helper in the steel industry, and his 33 Y/O wife, Ruth (Canterbury) Hofer. Also living in the household was their son, 4 Y/O Robert Hofer, and 75 Y/O Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury, the mother of Ruth (Canterbury) Hofer.

Ealon (Cousins) Canterbury died on 20 Jul 1943 at Ensley, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

Bio by Gresham Farrar. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ealon Cousins Canterbury (1864 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Mabel Ealon Canterbury Farrar (1890 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79474036
Arthur Scott Canterbury
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