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 Elizabeth Sarah <I>Canning</I> McArthur

Elizabeth Sarah Canning McArthur

West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Feb 1934 (aged 50)
Aguila, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B, 16, 8
Memorial ID 133534 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, February 28, 1934
page 7

Funeral Services to Be Held Sunday for Mrs. E. Canning

Funeral services for one of the victims of the L.D.S. church bus accident last Friday night near Aguila, Ariz., Mrs. Elizabeth Canning McArthur, 48, former resident of Midvale, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Midvale Second L.D.S. ward chapel, Bishop Henry Beckstead will be in charge.
The accident occurred during a driving rain. A highway detour warning light failed and the bus left the road and overturned, killing six, and injuring the other 25 passengers. All were returning from Mesa, Ariz., where they had been doing ordinance work in the L.D.S. temple, to their homes near West Gate, a suburb of Los Angeles. The bus, which was demolished, had been owned for more than a year by the genealogical society of Los Angeles stake.
A coroner's jury found the bus accident to be "an accident uncontrolably caused, due to weather conditions."
It was considered probable Tuesday that George Albert Smith, of the council of the twelve apostles of the church, and Sylvester Q. Cannon, presiding bishop, who are both in Los Angeles, may attend funeral services for other victims of the bus accident in Los Angeles.
Mrs. McArthur was born at Midvale, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah Canning. She was married in 1900 to John Lester Williams of West Jordan, who died in 1904, leaving a daughter. She later married C. D. McArthur of Meridian, Miss., who survives her, with a son, Percy D. McArthur, and a daughter, Mrs. Melva Williams Morris, of Southgate.
Also surviving are six brothers and sisters: Charles A., C. Clyde and F. Dewey Canning, Midvale; P. J. Canning, Smoot, Wyo.; Mrs. Harry H. Monroe, Salt Lake, and Mrs. Mabelle M. Smith, San Francisco.
At the time of her death Mrs. McArthur was an officer in the Los Angeles stake Primary association and her ward Sunday school.
Friends may call from Saturday night until the time of the funeral at the home of Charles A. Canning, Midvale. Burial will take place in Midvale cemetery.

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