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John H. McDonald
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1861
Highland, Scotland
Death: Apr. 20, 1936
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

John was born in Watten, Caithness, Scotland (the son of Donald and Janet nee Clyne MacDonald)in the Highland's of Scotland. He came to America in early 1882, he left behind one illigitimate son John MacDonald born in December 1881 also in Watten. John II's mother was Alexanderine MacKay for some reason she and John Sr. never married. John was also the father of Chauncey (Burt) Greenberry McDonald, born July 9th, of either 1880 or 1882, possibly born in Braymer, Missouri, mother unknown. John finally married Margaret H. Vanderpool in Missoula, Montana in 2 July of 1893. He also worked on the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad for 43 years and he retired in 1933 as a conductor. He spent most of his adult life in Colorado, first Pueblo, then Denver, and retired in Long Beach, California where he died in April 1936.

Home in 1910: Denver, Denver, Colorado (15 Apr)
John H McDonald, 47, DE-Scotland-Scotland, Age first married 29, Railroad Conductor
Margaret H McDonald, 47, MO-MO-IL, Age at first married 29, Children 0/0
Both married one time

Home in 1920: Denver, Denver, Colorado (1 Jan)
John H McDonald, 58, DE-Scotland-Scotland, Conductor on Steam Railroad
Margaret McDonald, 57, MO-MO-IL

Home in 1930: Denver, Denver, Colorado (1 Apr)
John H McDonald, 68, DE-Scotland-Scotland, Age at first marriage 29, Railroad Conductor
Margaret H McDonald, 68, MO-MO-IL, Age at first marriage 29 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret H Vanderpool McDonald (1861 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Chauncy Greenberry McDonald (1880 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Angeles Abbey Memorial Park
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: emtombment @ Angeles Abbey Mausoleum, Compton, CA
 
Maintained by: Joy Engel
Originally Created by: Bill Vanderpool
Record added: Jun 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91703661
John H. McDonald
Added by: Joy Engel
 
John H. McDonald
Added by: Joy Engel
 
John H. McDonald
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Christie Trapp
 
 
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This is the type of train car that John was a conductor on for 43 years of his life. RIP Grandpa John
- Joy Gantt Engel
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
This is the train line that John H. McDonald worked on for 43 years and retired from in 1933. RIP Grandpa
- Joy Gantt Engel
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013

- Bill Vanderpool
 Added: Jun. 10, 2012
 
 
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