Simon Aloysius McDonald

Brief Life History of Simon Aloysius

When Simon Aloysius McDonald was born on 15 March 1885, in Hyde Park, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John McDonald, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Cantwell, was 34. He lived in Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 12 September 1970, in Great Plain, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Great Plain, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Simon Aloysius McDonald
1885–1970
Rose Anna Russell
1890–1942

Sources (13)

  • Simon A McDonald, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Simon Mcdonald, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Simon Aloysius Mcdonald, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896

Consolidated April 1, 1896

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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