(from personal communication [see letter from Christina Lamb of 7/2001]): William Arthur is remembered by his niece, Barb (daughter of his sister, Lulu Arthur), as a "favorite playmate for her and her brother and cousins". She thinks he was mentally handicapped, she said he was very "childlike". They used to have a pet name for it but she couldn't remember it. Barb also remembers William Arthur's wake in 1949: "everyone was gathered at David Marion Arthur's house" (although now deceased, in 1914, David M. Arthur's home in West Terre Haute, IN was still the family home) "and while everyone was in the kitchen visiting, her older brother, Dick, and 'Cousin Jack' (I doubt that this was Jack Chadwick, because he was over 30 and the parent of two small children at this point) snuck William's casket on its wheeled cart out of the house, and that before anyone knew what was going on, you could see them rolling it down the road past the kitchen window." She doesn't remember what happened when everyone finally caught up to them.
Father: David Marion ARTHUR b: April 3, 1831 in Knox Co., TN
Mother: Nancy E. KELLEY b: May 24, 1838 in Vigo Co., Sugar Creek Twnsp.,IN
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