Robert Bruce Donaldson

9 April 1893–30 March 1954 (Age 60)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Bruce

When Robert Bruce Donaldson was born on 9 April 1893, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Allister McDonald Donaldson, was 43 and his mother, Jane Boyce Clark, was 29. He married Jean Ruth 'Jessie' Galloway on 12 April 1923, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Township 7 Crab Orchard, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and West End, Moore, North Carolina, United States in 1954. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 30 March 1954, in Pinehurst, Moore, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in West End Cemetery, West End, Moore, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bruce Donaldson
Jean Ruth 'Jessie' Galloway
Marriage: 12 April 1923
Cyrus Monroe Donaldson
Roberta Grace Donaldson
Rupert Bruce Donaldson

Spouse and Children

12 April 1923
Montgomery, North Carolina, United States


    Cyrus Monroe Donaldson


    Roberta Grace Donaldson


    Rupert Bruce Donaldson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built

Age 14

Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Donald , often representing a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill ( see McDonald ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert B Donaldson in household of Alson McD Donaldson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert B Donaldson in household of Allister M Donaldson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R B Donaldson, "United States Census, 1940"

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