Ellen McDonald

18 February 1896–14 November 1986 (Age 90)
Coffee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen McDonald was born on 18 February 1896, in Coffee, Georgia, United States, her father, Edward McDonald, was 24 and her mother, Missouri Mancil, was 25. She married Benjamin Harvey Lott on 26 October 1911, in Coffee, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 26, Glynn, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 November 1986, in Atkinson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Atkinson, Brantley, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Harvey Lott
Ellen McDonald
Marriage: 26 October 1911
Edward Bernard Lott
Benjamin Joseph Lott
Emmett Michael Lott
John Lott
Mary Lott

Spouse and Children

26 October 1911
Coffee, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Mary McDonald


    Lucille McDonald


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 10

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellin Mcdonald in household of Edd Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellin Mcdonald in household of Eda Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Lott in household of Benjaman H Lott, "United States Census, 1940"

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