Sirphronia "Phrona" Donaldson

4 August 1873–28 May 1954 (Age 80)
Lynchburg, Moore, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sirphronia "Phrona"

When Sirphronia "Phrona" Donaldson was born on 4 August 1873, in Lynchburg, Moore, Tennessee, United States, her father, John J Donaldson, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Taylor, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with James Park Waddill. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Young, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 7, Wise, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 May 1954, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bridgeport, Wise, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Park Waddill
Sirphronia "Phrona" Donaldson
Georgette "Trix" WADDILL
Nancy Marie Waddill
Sallie Waddill
Joe Woodson Waddill Sr.
Reba Fay Waddill
James Burton Waddill

Spouse and Children



    Georgette "Trix" WADDILL



    Sallie Waddill


    Joe Woodson Waddill Sr.


    Reba Fay Waddill


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Catharine Callie Donaldson


    Winnie A Donaldson


    Mary Donelson




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 5

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Donaldson in household of N E Donaldson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Siphspranie Waddell in household of Jin W Waddell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sirphronia Waddill in household of James P Waddill, "United States Census, 1940"

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