Ida Geneva McDonald

Brief Life History of Ida Geneva

When Ida Geneva McDonald was born in 1901, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, her father, Alford C McDonald, was 46 and her mother, Mosouria Elizabeth Smith, was 33. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Wesley D. Dearman. She lived in State Line, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 5, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 28 June 1986, at the age of 85, and was buried in Greene, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley D. Dearman
1901–1967
Ida Geneva McDonald
1901–1986
Elena Dearman
1922–2011
Wynema A Dearman
1925–2006
David Allen Dearman
1926–1995
Margaret Elizabeth Dearman
1927–2012
Alpha Dearman
1933–
Mack Joy Dearman
1935–

Sources (6)

  • Geneva Dearman, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Genevia McDonald in entry for Wynema Dearman Smith, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Geneva Dearman in household of Wesley D Dearman, "United States Census, 1940"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1925 · B.B. King is Born

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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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