The following information was submitted in November of 2006 by her granddaughter Gloria Detore Mackie:
Grace Helen McArthur was born 1899 in Detroit, Michigan. She lived in Detroit and married Dr. S.C. McArthur, had two children, and then moved to the Mt. Pleasant Michigan area, residing in Rosebush. There she had to give up her hobby of ceramics because she developed an allergy, and started oil painting.
She began painting at the age of 50 years old and wsa an instant success. She had taken a class in Mt. Pleasant with an instructor by the name of Virginia Seites. The first painting she did won an award at the Saginaw Art Show. Ms. Seites saw the specific talent and style that Grace had, and
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