Eileen Kathryn McDonald

Female22 December 1926–4 July 2000

Brief Life History of Eileen Kathryn

When Eileen Kathryn McDonald was born on 22 December 1926, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, James Alexander McDonald, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Cecelia Noethen, was 26. She married Richard Carl Renckens on 20 May 1950, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1935. She died on 4 July 2000, in Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73.

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Richard Carl Renckens
Eileen Kathryn McDonald
Marriage: 20 May 1950

Sources (8)

  • Eileen Mc Donald im Haushalt von Frank Noethen, „United States Census, 1930“
  • Eileen Kathryn Mcdonald im Eintrag für James Richard Renckens, „Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002“
  • Eileen K. Renckens, „Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002“

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  • Marriage
    20 May 1950Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

    Age 5

    The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 21

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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