|Birth: ||May 17, 1894|
|Death: ||Nov., 1972|
Esther Pinkerton was most likely born in Arkansas. She married Charles H. McDonald and they had 3 children, Rheba Jack McDonald, Billie Beatrice McDonald, and Henry Taul McDonald. They later divorced. She remarried later to Robert "Daddy Bob" Higdon and she is buried next to him at Forest Park. She lived with her daughter, Billie Beatrice in her later years. She loved to fish and her doctor had recommended she drink one beer a day, and so she did! She had black hair until she was pretty old and a shiny gold tooth right up front! She always put Ponds cold cream on her face every night and she had the nicest skin even in her 80's. Family story goes that she was part Cherokee Indian but she had been raised to never admit that so she never would, but you couldn't deny it in her features.
She died of a stroke and was at Schumpert Hospital at the time. We called her Mackie because when my mother was little she couldn't say Grandmother MCDonald like they wanted her to say, so Mackie is what we ended up calling her. Now my 2 cousins, Carol Sue and Dorothy Jean, who lived with her and their mother, Billie Beatrice; called her Mee Maw so I heard that too.
She was a feisty little lady who took good care of herself and though she had short fuse, she was always kind.
Forest Park East Cemetery
Created by: Annette Keen
Record added: Jan 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17416266