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George William MacDonnell
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1865
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1930
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

My Great-Grandfather

Married to and divorced from Lily K. Burleson.

Friday, November 14, 1930
MacDonnell, Ex-Staff Man Of Sun, Dies
Lingering Illness Had Incapacitated Him for Past Two Years
Funeral services for George W. MacDonnell, Long Beach newspaper man who died late Wednesday night November 12, after an illness of two years will be conducted Monday, November 17 at 2PM from the J.J. Mottell Chapel, Third Street and Alamitos Avenue under direction of Knights Templar.

MacDonnell had been in Long Beach since 1910, first coming here to join the advertising staff of the old Long Beach Telegram. After holding that position for seven years he went to Aberdeen, South Dakota returning here in 1923 to open a printing and stationery store at 226 East Broadway.

Taken Ill in 1928
In 1926 MacDonnell joined the advertising staff of The Sun, retiring in 1928 because of illness. Since that time he has been ill at his home, 660 Obispo Avenue, where he died. Surviving are the widow, Anne H. MacDonnell; one son, Burleson MacDonnell of Stockton; a step-daughter, Helen S. Williams of Beverly Hills and two brothers, Michael of San Francisco and Andrew of Stockton.

MacDonnell was born in Illinois, moving to Kansas with his parents when a child. He went to Texas at the age of 21, becoming prominent in journalistic and political activities of that state before coming to California for the first time in 1907.

He was the first publisher of the Austin Tribune, and for eight years was advertising manager of the Austin Daily Statesman, both in Austin, Texas. For five years he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Press Association. Upon his arrival in California in 1907 he became associated with the Los Angeles Times, afterward doing special work in Arizona.

Founded Magazine
While operating the printing shop at 226 East Broadway here, MacDonnell founded the Masonic Club Bulletin, which later became the Seaboard Mason and Eastern Star.

He was a member of the Palos Verdes Lodge Number 389 Free & Accepted Masons; Long Beach Chapter Number 84 Royal Arch Masons; Long Beach Commandery Number 40 Knights Templar; Naji Temple, Deadwood, South Dakota; Long Beach Consistory and Long Beach Pyramid Number 43, Sciots. 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Henry McDonald (1833 - 1919)
  Mary Ann Corcoran McDonald (1835 - 1902)
 
 Spouses:
  Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell (1871 - 1948)
  Anne Henwood O'Brien MacDonnell (1875 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  George Burleson MacDonnell (1894 - 1968)*
  Carlos MacDonnell (1896 - 1896)*
  Mary MacDonnell (1896 - 1896)*
  Albert Sneed MacDonnell (1896 - 1918)*
  Edward Burleson MacDonnell (1898 - 1898)*
  Emma Burleson MacDonnell McDonald (1899 - 1977)*
  Burleson MacDonnell (1902 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Thomas McDonald (1857 - 1923)*
  George William MacDonnell (1865 - 1930)
  Anthony Andrew McDonald (1866 - 1949)*
  James McDonald (1871 - 1898)*
  Drexel L. McDonald (1875 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Angeles Abbey Memorial Park
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Flowers Bldg, Corridor 1, Crypt 847
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27445755
George William MacDonnell
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- Bill and Marty
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