John Taylor McDonald

13 November 1854–21 May 1902 (Age 47)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Taylor

When John Taylor McDonald was born on 13 November 1854, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Edward McDonald, was 33 and his mother, Elisabeth Janet Cullen, was 29. He married Catherine Zacher on 3 November 1878, in Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 May 1902, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John Taylor McDonald
Catherine Zacher
Marriage: 3 November 1878
Edward George McDonald
Elizabeth Mary Mcdonald
John McDonald
William Albert McDonald
Gustave Charles McDonald
James Roy McDonald
Clarence Earl McDonald
Pearl Irene McDonald
Dora May McDonald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1878Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 3
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 13
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    John Taylor McDonald

    My father, John Taylor McDonald ws born November 13 1854 at Lendrick County, Calder Parish, Scotland. His father was Edward McDonald and his mother Elizabeth Kellen. His parents joined the Church in …

    Sources (26)

    • John Mcdonald in household of Edward Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John T in entry for Clarence Earl McDonald and Vera M Collins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John T Mcdonald in entry for Catherine Kate Mcdonald, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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