The Family History of Chester Arthur | Chester Arthur Genealogy
Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as President after the assassination of President Garfield. A year after becoming President, Arthur was diagnosed with Blight’s disease, a fatal kidney disease. Chester Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont.
His parents were William Arthur and Malvina Stone. Chester Arthur’s father was a Baptist minister from Ireland who migrated to New York City. His mother, Malvina Stone, was from Vermont.