Maxine Lorene McDonald

20 September 1920–12 August 2011 (Age 90)
Harlan, Lincoln, Oregon, United States

The Life of Maxine Lorene

When Maxine Lorene McDonald was born on 20 September 1920, in Harlan, Lincoln, Oregon, United States, her father, Clifford Franklin McDonald, was 25 and her mother, Jessie Ann Brown, was 19. She married Edward Watson on 19 December 1938, in Benton, Oregon, United States. She lived in Lincoln, Oregon, United States for about 5 years and Philomath Election Precinct, Benton, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 2011, in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Edward Watson
Maxine Lorene McDonald
Marriage: 19 December 1938

Spouse and Children

19 December 1938
Benton, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Juanita Doris McDonald



    Lois Irene McDonald


    Clifton Earl McDonald


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxine L Mc Donald in household of Clifford F Mc Donald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maxine L Watson in household of Edward I Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maxine L Watson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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