James Mcdonald

24 February 1891–1969 (Age 77)
Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Mcdonald was born on 24 February 1891, in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Mc Donald, was 40 and his mother, Mary Smurthwaite, was 39. He died in 1969, at the age of 78.

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Alexander Mc Donald
Mary Smurthwaite
Robert Alexander Mcdonald
Edith Mc Donald
Jane Mcdonald
John Mcphearson Mcdonald
James Mcdonald

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Mc Donald


    Mary Smurthwaite




World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 13

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 17

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 (2)

  • James Mcdonald in household of Alexandra Mcdonald, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • James Mcdonald in household of Alexander Mcdonald, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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