Donaldine Murchison

28 December 1885–7 May 1969 (Age 83)
California, United States

The Life of Donaldine

When Donaldine Murchison was born on 28 December 1885, in California, United States, her father, John O Murchison, was 38 and her mother, Margaret O. Darrach, was 31. She married Starr McWilliams Hill on 12 June 1907, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Nicolaus Judicial Township, Sutter, California, United States in 1900 and Pershing, Nevada, United States in 1930. She died on 7 May 1969, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Starr McWilliams Hill
Donaldine Murchison
Marriage: 12 June 1907
J Malcolm Hill
Starr McWilliams Hill
Bruce Murchison Hill

Spouse and Children

12 June 1907
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John O Murchison


    Margaret O. Darrach




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form (in which the Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been translated into the English patronymic suffix -son), of Gaelic Mac Mhurchaidh, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh, composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, hence ‘sea warrior’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donaldine Murchison in household of Maggie Murchison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Donaldine Hill in household of Starr Mc W Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donaldine Muschison, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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