Arthur Frederick Carroll was born in Wigan 25th February 1889 to parents John and Emma Carroll. He had 2 sisters Mary and Lucy. Their father died while they were in their teens and their uncle, Joseph Dawber, who already lived with the family assumed the responsibiity as head of the household.
Arthur became a solicitors secretary and later qualified as a chartered secretary.
He married Alice Muldowney, also from Wigan, in 1918 and they had a son Brian. They moved to 129, Claremont Road, Irlams' o'th' Height. He became a councillor in the 1930's and was a Founding Manager of the new St Luke School.
In 1952 he was elected Mayor of Salford. On May 25th accompanied by his wife, his family and many members of the Council, he paid his first official visit to St. Luke's Church, it being his own parish church. The Chief Constable, Mr. A.J. Patterson, and representatives of the Knights of St. Columba and the Catenians also attended. The sermon was given by Fr. O'Shaughnessy as the Mayor's Chaplain.
He died in early 1957