Donald Ward Mallory

30 October 1921–28 November 1982 (Age 61)
Hell Gate, Missoula, Montana, United States

The Life of Donald Ward

When Donald Ward Mallory was born on 30 October 1921, in Hell Gate, Missoula, Montana, United States, his father, Virgil Ward Mallory, was 22 and his mother, Mabel Cornelia Hansen, was 21. He lived in St. Ignatius, Lake, Montana, United States in 1930 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 November 1982, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 61.

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Virgil Ward Mallory
Mabel Cornelia Hansen
Donald Ward Mallory
Virginia Mallory
Marshall Dean Mallory
Crystal Joan Mallory

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1923: Lake, Montana, United States
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 19

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for an unfortunate person, from Old French malheure ‘unhappy’, ‘unlucky’. The etymology from maloret ‘illomened’ (Latin male ‘badly’ + auguratus) is less likely for the surname that has actually survived, although it does lie behind other medieval Norman surnames of this form, now defunct.

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

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  • Donald W Mallory in household of Virgil W Mallory, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald W Mallory in household of Virgil Mallory, "United States Census, 1940"

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