Rev. Donald Raeburn McDonald

6 September 1884–19 December 1954 (Age 70)
Waipu, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

The Life of Donald Raeburn

When Rev. Donald Raeburn McDonald was born on 6 September 1884, in Waipu, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, his father, Kenneth MCDONALD, was 46 and his mother, Mary Ann McAuley, was 24. He married Constance Marguerite Rushbrook on 19 December 1917, in Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 December 1954, in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 70, and was buried in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Donald Raeburn McDonald
Constance Marguerite Rushbrook
Marriage: 19 December 1917
James Walter McDonald

Spouse and Children

19 December 1917
Auckland, New Zealand


    James Walter McDonald


Parents and Siblings

    Kenneth MCDONALD





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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 3

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 9

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 23

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Raeburn in entry for Mary Ann Mcdonald, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Reverend Donald Raeburn McDonald, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Reverend Donald Raeburn Mcdonald, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"

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