Donald Matheson

17 November 1854–
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Donald

When Donald Matheson was born on 17 November 1854, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Daniel Matheson, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Roy, was 29.

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John Daniel Matheson
Margaret Roy
Donald Matheson
Janet Matheson
Margaret Ann Matheson
Mary Roy Matheson

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World Events (3)

Age 15
Age 17
British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight
Age 55
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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Matthew .Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, Mac Mathghamhuin, abbreviated to Mac Mhathain ‘son of Mathghamhain’, a personal name literally meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. Compare Irish McMahon , Mahoney .History: In Scotland, this is the name of a Highland clan associated with the area around Lochalsh.

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

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