Arthur was born at Wainuiomata.
He married Annie Rhodes (born c 1876) at Otaki in 1895.
They had two daughters & three sons.
One son Albert (Sonny) served in WW1. Two son-in-laws, Alexander Grondin & Edward (Ted) Milne, also served.
The youngest son, Louis, changed the spelling of his surname to Hansen.
Arthur started working life, around 1902, as a mill hand in Levin. By 1928 he was acarter living in Weraroa.