Edgar McDonald

Male26 April 1904–30 June 1944

Brief Life History of Edgar

When Edgar McDonald was born on 26 April 1904, in Clinton, Clinton Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Elsworth McDonald, was 31 and his mother, Flossie Clem, was 19. He lived in Fayette Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Helt Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 30 June 1944, at the age of 40, and was buried in Spangler Cemetery, Centenary, Clinton Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Elsworth McDonald
Flossie Clem
Edgar McDonald
Joseph O. McDonald
Mary Alice McDonald
Mary A Mcdonald
William Edmward McDonald
Florence McDonald
Nicademeous McDonald
Ruth Marie McDonald
Dorthy McDonald
Albert McDonald

Sources (5)

  • Edgar McDonald, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edgar S. McDonald, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edgar Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Age 6

Historical Boundaries: 1910: Vermillion, Indiana, United States

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 12

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .

History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

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

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