Mary MacDonald

2 July 1896–3 October 1985 (Age 89)
Stoneybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary MacDonald was born on 2 July 1896, in Stoneybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Macdonald and Jessie Beaton. She married Albin J Swanson on 3 March 1921, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 3 October 1985, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Albin J Swanson
Mary MacDonald
Marriage: 3 March 1921
George J Swanson

Spouse and Children

3 March 1921
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    John Macdonald


    Jessie Beaton




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 2

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Swanson in household of Albert Swanson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Swanson in household of Albin J Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary McDonald in entry for Swanson, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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