Oscar Bernard Macdonald

27 May 1878–20 August 1954 (Age 76)
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

The Life of Oscar Bernard

When Oscar Bernard Macdonald was born on 27 May 1878, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, his father, Duncan Henry Macdonald, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Pierrong, was 43. He had at least 3 daughters with Bessie Gertrude Suber. He died on 20 August 1954, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Oscar Bernard Macdonald
Bessie Gertrude Suber
Louise M Macdonald
Bessie Marie Macdonald
Jean Macdonald

Spouse and Children



    Louise M Macdonald


    Bessie Marie Macdonald


    Jean Macdonald


Parents and Siblings

    Duncan Henry Macdonald


    Mary Ann Pierrong




    Francis A H MacDonald


    Joanna C MacDonald


    Joseph A MacDonald


    Mary M J MacDonald


    M Flora Macdonald


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Macdonald in household of D H Macdonald, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Berand Mcdonald in household of Duncan Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • B Oscar Macdonald, "United States Census, 1910"

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