When Randal Paul MacPherson was born on 26 November 1921, in Keenesburg, Weld, Colorado, United States, his father, Ross Randal MacPherson, was 42 and his mother, Florence Evelyn Bishop, was 33. He married Maxine Elizabeth Stingley on 10 May 1941, in Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States. He lived in Huntington Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1970. He died on 7 February 1976, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States.
Scottish: see McPherson .