Gordon Wilson McDonald

19 December 1908–1 April 1985 (Age 76)
Lonoke, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Gordon Wilson

When Gordon Wilson McDonald was born on 19 December 1908, in Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, his father, Fletcher Alvin McDonald, was 31 and his mother, Eula Mae Hill, was 23. He married Hazel Inez Bailey on 15 July 1939, in Lonoke, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Telico, St. Francis, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 1 April 1985, in Cabot, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cabot, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States.

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Gordon Wilson McDonald
Hazel Inez Bailey
Marriage: 15 July 1939

Spouse and Children

15 July 1939
Lonoke, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Maysel Estelle McDonald


    Maysell Estelle Mc Donald



    Lewis Freeman Mcdonald


    Faye Lessie Mcdonald


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 14

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Gordon W Mcdonald in household of Fletcher A Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordan Mcdonald in household of Alvin Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gordon W Mc Donald in household of Alvin F Mc Donald, "United States Census, 1910"

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