Joseph Hunter McDonnell

11 June 1891–27 December 1944 (Age 53)
Altheimer, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Joseph Hunter

When Joseph Hunter McDonnell was born on 11 June 1891, in Altheimer, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Smith McDonnell Sr., was 32 and his mother, Susan Bell Hunter, was 24. He married Ethel Castree Corsa on 5 June 1917, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and New York, United States for about 13 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 27 December 1944, in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 53.

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Joseph Hunter McDonnell
Ethel Castree Corsa
Marriage: 5 June 1917
Lois Castree McDonnell
Alice Mcdonnell
Marcia Mcdonnell

Spouse and Children

5 June 1917
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


    Lois Castree McDonnell


    Alice Mcdonnell


    Marcia Mcdonnell


Parents and Siblings

    James Smith McDonnell Sr.





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall ( see McDonald ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hunter J Mcdonald in household of James S Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hunter Mcdonnell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hunter Mcdonnell, "United States Census, 1930"

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