Mary Louisa Acuna

16 August 1874–27 September 1954 (Age 80)
Foresthill, Placer, California, United States

The Life of Mary Louisa

When Mary Louisa Acuna was born on 16 August 1874, in Foresthill, Placer, California, United States, her father, Joseph Romauldo Acuna, was 39 and her mother, Eleanora Morris, was 21. She married John McDonald on 22 June 1892, in Foresthill, Placer, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States for about 24 years and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 1954, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McDonald
Mary Louisa Acuna
Marriage: 22 June 1892
Rosalind Mcdonald
Alfred Mcdonald
Madeline Mcdonald
Raymond Mcdonald

Spouse and Children

22 June 1892
Foresthill, Placer, California, United States


    Rosalind Mcdonald



    Madeline Mcdonald



Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Romauldo Acuna


    Eleanora Morris





    Joseph Romauldo Acuna



    Emilio Bautista Acuna


    Delbert Acuna


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Galician (Acuña): from (a)cuña ‘wedge’ (Latin cuneus).

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Mcdonald in household of John Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Mcdonald in household of John Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary L Mcdonald in household of John Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1930"

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