Velinda Ellen McDonald

Female25 December 1853–13 April 1918

Brief Life History of Velinda Ellen

When Velinda Ellen McDonald was born on 25 December 1853, in Newell, Randolph, Alabama, United States, her father, Reverend Samuel McDonald Jr., was 41 and her mother, Sarah Smith Harris, was 25. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with George Washington Lovvorn. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Lamar, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 13 April 1918, in Newell, Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Harmony Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Newell, Randolph, Alabama, United States.

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George Washington Lovvorn
Velinda Ellen McDonald
Thomas Monroe Lovvorn
Nevada Ellen Lovvorn
Frances Ada Lovvorn
George Newman Lovvorn
Nancy M. Lovvorn
William Arthur Lovvorn
Shellie McDuffey Lovvorn

Sources (12)

  • Valinda E McDonald in household of Samuel McDonald, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Velinda Ellen Lovvoren, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Ellen Mcdonald in entry for Sarah Ada Herren, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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