Hershel Arthur Donaldson

27 August 1903–18 June 1970 (Age 66)
Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Hershel Arthur

When Hershel Arthur Donaldson was born on 27 August 1903, in Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Arthur Donaldson, was 25 and his mother, Mary Virginia "Jinnie" Black, was 23. He married Vera Edith True in Texas, United States. He died on 18 June 1970, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 66.

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Hershel Arthur Donaldson
Vera Edith True

Spouse and Children

Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Lois Elizabeth Donaldson



    Ivan Oden Donaldson


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 1

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 19

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Donald , often representing a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill ( see McDonald ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Herschel Arthur Donaldson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Herschel Arthur Donaldson in entry for Robert Herschel Donaldson, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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