Phoebe E. McDONALD

1853–1935 (Age 81)
Brandywine Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States

The Life of Phoebe E.

When Phoebe E. McDONALD was born in March 1853, in Brandywine Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States, her father, Oliver H. P. McDONALD, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elmer, was 28. She married Warren C. Rafferty on 29 June 1872, in Hancock, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Carrollton, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died in 1935, in Fountaintown, Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fountaintown Cemetery, Fountaintown, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warren C. Rafferty
Phoebe E. McDONALD
Marriage: 29 June 1872
Charles Murry Rafferty
Infant Rafferty
Lee Trimble Rafferty
Ralph Hill Rafferty
Pearl Rafferty

Spouse and Children

29 June 1872
Hancock, Indiana, United States


    Charles Murry Rafferty


    Infant Rafferty



    Ralph Hill Rafferty


    Pearl Rafferty


Parents and Siblings

    Oliver H. P. McDONALD


    Mary Elmer




    Milton R. McDONALD


    Laura L. McDONALD



    Mary L McDonald


    Charles M. McDONALD


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pheba E Rafferty in household of Warren C Rafferty, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Phoebe Rafferty in household of Warren Rafferty, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Pheobe McDonald in entry for Kenokhon H. Gohring, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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