Edward McDonald

Male14 February 1821–12 March 1891

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward McDonald was born on 14 February 1821, in Dunaghy, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Daniel McDonald, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Craig, was 36. He married Elisabeth Janet Cullen on 22 June 1845, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wyoming, United States in 1870 and Solomon Township, Saline, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 12 March 1891, in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward McDonald
Elisabeth Janet Cullen
Marriage: 22 June 1845
Anna Isabelle McDonald
William McDonald
Edward McDonald
Agnes McDonald
John Taylor McDonald
Alexander Young McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald
James McDonald
Mary McDonald
Jessie McDonald
Daniel McDonald

Sources (33)

  • Edward Mc Donald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward McDonald in entry for Mary Dorcheus, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Edward Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1845Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

    Age 1

    The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868

    Edward McDonald The McDonald family arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. The Thompson company records show that Edward purchased 6 1/2 adult food rations for the overland journe …

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