William McDonald

17 December 1847–23 January 1904 (Age 56)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William McDonald was born on 17 December 1847, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Edward McDonald, was 26 and his mother, Elisabeth Janet Cullen, was 22. He married Louise Osborn in 1872, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wyoming, United States in 1870. He died on 23 January 1904, in Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Raytown, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William McDonald
1847–1904
Louise Osborn
1855–1892
Marriage: 1872
Robert McDonald
1872–1881
Nellie McDonald
1874–
William McDonald
1875–
Grace McDonald
1879–1971
Edward McDonald
1882–1983
Mary Bell McDonald
1884–1971
Jessie M. McDonald
1886–1977
Harriet McDonald
1889–1932
John Taylor McDonald
1891–1955

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1872Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 7
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 10
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    McConnell
    McDonnell

    Sources (20)

    • William Mcdonald in household of Edward Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Mc Donald in entry for John L McDonald and Lila Jane Whipple, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William Mc Donald in entry for Hattie Piper, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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