John Allen Donaldson

14 March 1852–19 June 1930 (Age 78)
Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of John Allen

When John Allen Donaldson was born on 14 March 1852, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Allen Baxter Donaldson, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth S Threlkeld, was 27. He married Susan McCollum on 4 June 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sierra, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Election District 16, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 19 June 1930, at the age of 78, and was buried in Napa, Napa, California, United States.

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John Allen Donaldson
Susan McCollum
Marriage: 4 June 1890
William Allen Donaldson
Andrew Burton Donaldson
Frances Ellen Donaldson

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  • Marriage
    4 June 1890
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 2
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    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: patronymic from Donald , generally representing an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill (see McDonald ).

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

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    Sources (11)

    • John Donaldson in household of A B Donaldson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A Donaldson, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • John A Donalson, "United States Census, 1910"

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