Corp James Blythe McDonald

June 1844–29 February 1912 (Age 67)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of James Blythe

When Corp James Blythe McDonald was born in June 1844, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan A McDonald, was 28 and his mother, Harriet M Davidson, was 23. He married Elizabeth Micheal Nichols on 15 September 1888, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Garrett, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 29 February 1912, in Atwood, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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Corp James Blythe McDonald
Elizabeth Micheal Nichols
Marriage: 15 September 1888
James McDonald
William D McDonald
Mary E. McDonald
Alice McDonald
Jesse May McDonald
Laura B. McDonald
Harriet E. McDonald
Mattie McDonald

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1888Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 9
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 18
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (17)

    • James Mc Daniel in household of Jonathan Mc Daniel, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Mcdonald in entry for Elmer O Merritt and Alice Mcdonald, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916

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