Donald Willard Files

1 April 1917–2 January 2002 (Age 84)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Donald Willard

When Donald Willard Files was born on 1 April 1917, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Stephen Randall Files, was 33 and his mother, Elsie Mae Laing, was 25. He married Louise Amelia MacMurray on 1 January 1938. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States in 2000. He died on 2 January 2002, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Willard Files
Louise Amelia MacMurray
Marriage: 1 January 1938
Patricia Edith Files

Spouse and Children

1 January 1938


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Spanish Flu Kills Thousands in Oregon

Age 1

The “Spanish Flu,” or the influenza pandemic, claimed the lives of over 50 million across the globe, 450,000 across the U.S., and thousands in Oregon during the years 1918 to 1919.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Hungarian: variant of Füles, pet form of the personal name Fülöp ( see Philip ).2 Hungarian: nickname for someone with prominent ears, from fül ‘ear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald W Plandall en la familia de Stephen Plandall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald W Plandall en la familia de Stephen Plandall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald W Files in household of Steven R Files, "United States Census, 1940"

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