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Capt George Norman "Boots" MacDonald
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1881
Southampton
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 1, 1935
Fairport Harbor
Lake County
Ohio, USA

George Norman MacDonald grew up in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, and worked as a fisherman in Alpena, Michigan before starting his sailing career as a deckhand. He went on to serve the Pittsburgh Steamship Company as a first mate between 1915 and 1921, and then as a captain between 1922 and 1935. His "steamboats" worked on the Great Lakes of North America hauling iron ore and other cargoes for the steel industry. In the off season, he made his home with his wife Margaret and their children in Toledo, Ohio.

He drowned in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, after suffering a heart attack and falling overboard from his ship, the Crawford, in 1935.

His nickname "boots" came from the large, cast-off pair of his father's boots that he habitually wore as a boy.
From Grandsons Neil and Douglas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Donald MacDonald (1845 - 1926)
  Christena McLean MacDonald (1845 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Matheson MacDonald (1882 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Catherine Christena MacDonald MacRitchie (1922 - 2006)*
 
 Sibling:
  Kenneth Stewart MacDonald (1878 - 1952)*
  George Norman MacDonald (1881 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Southampton Cemetery
Southampton
Bruce County
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: Kater
Record added: Sep 26, 2012
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Capt George Norman Boots MacDonald
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Capt George Norman Boots MacDonald
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Capt George Norman Boots MacDonald
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Fair winds and following seas
- Maxine's daughter
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
 
 
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