James Allan MacDonald Jr

17 July 1927–16 August 1985 (Age 58)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of James Allan

When James Allan MacDonald Jr was born on 17 July 1927, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, James Allan MacDonald Sr., was 23 and his mother, Ruby May Christy, was 19. He had at least 1 daughter. He died on 16 August 1985, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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James Allan MacDonald Jr
Devon Marie Macdonald

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    James Allan MacDonald Sr.


    Ruby May Christy




World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 10

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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: see McDonald .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Mcdonald Jr. in household of James A Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Allan Macdonald, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Allan MacDonald, "Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976"

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