Gertrude MacDonald

14 October 1902–about 1985 (Age 82)
Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude MacDonald was born on 14 October 1902, in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Roderick MacDonald, was 35 and her mother, Annie Edith Rankin, was 31. She married Lauchlin James MacKay on 9 September 1920, in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. She died about 1985, in Canada, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Lauchlin James MacKay
Gertrude MacDonald
Marriage: 9 September 1920
James Eldridge Mackay
Lloyd Eldon MacKay

Spouse and Children

    Lauchlin James MacKay



9 September 1920
Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 7

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 19

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 43

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude McDonald, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Gertrude McDonald, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Gertrude Mcdonald in household of Rory Mcdonald, "Canada Census, 1911"

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