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Daniel Abraham Arter, M.D.

Daniel Abraham Arter, M.D.

Male 1797 - 1879  (82 years)

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  • Name Daniel Abraham Arter  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 3 Jun 1797  Westminster Dist, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 23 Jul 1798  Krider's (St.Benjamin's) Luth. Ch., Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Medical - M.D.
    Government - Port of Cairo collector; Councilman 
    Died 6 Aug 1879  Cairo, Alexander Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8, 9
    Buried Cairo City Cem, Pulaski Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3516  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 

    Father Abraham Arter / Arthur,   b. 26 Dec 1769, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1850, Salem, Columbiana Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Hahn,   b. 26 Jun 1777, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1853, Columbiana, Columbiana Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1793  [4, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Jarrett,   b. 24 Aug 1802, Chambersburg, Franklin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1863, Chambersburg, Franklin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1819  Chambersburg, Franklin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 13
    Divorced 12 Oct 1837 
    Children 
     1. Sara Rebecca Arter,   b. 19 Jun 1820,   d. 1878  (Age 57 years)
     2. Jacob Jarrett Arter,   b. 15 Sep 1821,   d. 28 Dec 1821  (Age 0 years)
     3. Charlotte Mariah Arter,   b. 18 Mar 1823,   d. 13 Feb 1835  (Age 11 years)
     4. Harriet Elizabeth Arter,   b. 1 Apr 1825,   bur. Metropolis, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna Eliza Arter,   b. 27 Aug 1827,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charles Daniel Arter,   b. 13 Sep 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1879, Cairo, Alexander Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F2988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Milly Ann Moyer,   b. 22 Jul 1813, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1886  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1831  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
     1. Adelia Angeline Arter,   b. 18 Mar 1833, Mt. Vernon, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1914, Chicago, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Darius Abraham Arter,   b. 2 Aug 1835,   d. 5 Feb 1840  (Age 4 years)
     3. Amarala Arter,   b. 2 May 1837, Caledonia, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Villa Ridge, Pulaski Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Freeman John Arter,   b. 1 Oct 1839,   d. 18 Apr 1840  (Age 0 years)
     5. Laura Jacinta Arter,   b. 30 Apr 1841, Caledonia, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1911, Chicago, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Isabella Linwood Arter,   b. 15 Jan 1844, Caledonia, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F2989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Daniel A. Arter
    Daniel A. Arter
    Portrait from Wm. H. Perrin, History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, p. 133 (1883)

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: "Cairo, Ill., Aug. 6. -- Cairo lost one of her oldest citizens this morning by the death of Dr. Daniel Arter, who has been sick for about a year. He was in the 92d year. He was a prominent Republican, and was Surveyor of this port under Lincoln and Johnson." (See: www.findagrave.com.)

      William H. Perrin, History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, Biographical Sketches, pp. 5-6 (Chicago, IL; O. L. Baskin & Co.: 1883):
      "DR. DANIEL ARTER, deceased, was born in the State of Maryland, on the 3d day of June, 1798, and died in Cairo, Ill., on the 6th day of August, 1879. He was twice married, and his last wife and three of their family of six daughters are now residents of the city of Cairo. The Doctor came to Southern Illinois in its pioneer days, and for twenty-five years was a resident of Pulaski County, where, including adjoining counties, he had an extensive medical practice, always (except the last year of his life) blessed with great vigor of body and an actively, well-balanced mind; he not only became a very successful physician, in his treatment of the diseases incident to the country, but became a widely known, popular and influential citizen, loved and admired in life for his many virtues, the memory of which are [sic] still cherished in the hearts of his many ardent friends. At the outbreak of the [Civil] war, he removed to Cairo, and accepted an appointment from President Lincoln to the then very responsible and laborious position of the Surveyor and Collector of the Cairo port. This office he held, always personally supervising its affairs, until the close of the war, when he retired from business altogether, having in his eventful life obtained an ample competence for his old age, and though frequently importuned to offer himself as candidate for offices of public trust, he seemed to possess no ambition in that direction, and during his eighteen years' residence in Cairo contented himself with a single term as Select Councilman, a position he filled most intelligently and industriously. Although but little in public life, few men were more constantly before the public, known to and knowing almost everybody in the country. In the management of his private business, he was prudent and successful, and his declining years were blessed with 'temporal abundance.' During the last decade of his life, he gave much attention to matters of theology, and became noted as an independent and deep thinker, discarding every ism and form of religious doctrine not in accord with his ideas of an Infinite God, and embodied in pamphlet form the results of his mature thought. He approached death without a fear - yea, he longed for it as a happy release from his sufferings - as a sweet rest for his care-worn body. For several days preceding the close of his life, he would frequently exclaim, 'Oh, will the end «i»never«/i» come?' and in the growing certainty that the end could not long be delayed, he was never alarmed, but manifested a composure that bespoke peace of mind as to the great future, and thus he calmly rested in death, and though feeble and full of years, his place in the community is difficult to fill."

  • Sources 
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