Mary Macdonald

14 February 1883–18 March 1953 (Age 70)
North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Macdonald was born on 14 February 1883, in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Edward Macdonald and Margaret Howe. She married Ralph Lester Russell on 28 November 1900, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Stockton Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1940. She died on 18 March 1953, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Lester Russell
Mary Macdonald
Marriage: 28 November 1900
Annie Corinne Russell
Mary Evelyn Russell
William Lester Russell

Spouse and Children

28 November 1900
Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States



    Mary Evelyn Russell


    William Lester Russell


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Macdonald


    Margaret Howe




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

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.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Russell in household of Ralph R Russell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Russell in household of Ralph L Russell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Russell in household of Ralph L Russell, "United States Census, 1940"

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