Mary McDonald

5 March 1863–28 October 1930 (Age 67)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary McDonald was born on 5 March 1863, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Edward McDonald, was 42 and her mother, Elisabeth Janet Cullen, was 37. She married John Nicolai Thuesen Dorcheus on 20 December 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kilgore, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 October 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nicolai Thuesen Dorcheus
Mary McDonald
Marriage: 20 December 1882
Elizabeth Ann Dorcheus
Edward William Dorcheus
Rhoda Blanche Dorcheus
Ellen Louise Dorcheus
Gladys Dorcheus
John Alexander Dorcheus
Jessie Josephine Dorcheus
Mary Irene Dorcheus
Robert Albert Dorcheus
Charles Henry Dorcheus
Ernest Alvin Dorcheus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1870 · The South Cottonwood Post Office
    Age 7
    The South Cottonwood Post Office was established in 1870.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 18
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sources (39)

    • Mary McDonald in entry for Mary Irene Branovick, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Dorcheus in household of John T Dorcheus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mary Mcdonald in entry for Ira Carey and Ellen L. Krantz, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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