John Hugh McDonald

Male17 February 1910–15 October 1985

Brief Life History of John Hugh

When John Hugh McDonald was born on 17 February 1910, his father, Angus J. McDonald, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Ann McDonell, was 28. He died on 15 October 1985, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenfield, North Glengarry, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Angus J. McDonald
1876–1943
Catherine Ann McDonell
1882–1951
John Hugh McDonald
1910–1985
Clara Ann McDonald
1917–1977
Naomi Cinderella McDonald
1919–2003

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hugh McDonald - Church record: birth:
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hugh McDonald - Church record: death: 15 October 1985;
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Records (1894-2000)

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World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 24

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 33

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 45

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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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