Macdonald, Thomas Donald (1876-1950)

Thomas Donald Macdonald, Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21.

Thomas Donald Macdonald was an employee of the B.C. Permanent Loan and Savings Company. He lived at 610 Jervis Street from 1921 to 1929.

Family Background

Thomas Donald Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 4, 1876.

His parents were Alfred Macdonald (1854-1910) and Mary Clark (1854-1895).

Alfred Macdonald was a railway station master who was born about 1854 in Abernethy, Morayshire, Scotland.

Mary Macdonald died in Glasgow on March 27, 1895.

Mary Macdonald, death registration, Scotland’s People, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Statutory registers Deaths 644/1 428; date of death: March 27, 1895; place of death: Glasgow, Scotland.

Alfred Macdonald died in Glasgow on September 23, 1910.

Alfred Macdonald, death registration, Scotland’s People, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Statutory registers Deaths 644/6 757; date of death: September 23, 1910; place of death: Glasgow, Scotland.

Early Life

Thomas lived with his family until he was about 25.

In 1891 he was a railway booking clerk.

According to the 1901 Scottish census he was a missionary.

To Canada

In 1903 Thomas sailed from Glasgow to Canada on the Allan Line’s S.S. Pomeranian.

S.S. Pomeranian; http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=pome1. The Pomeranian was built in 1882. The Allan Line acquired the ship in 1887. In 1902 the Allan Line refitted the ship to carry second and third class passengers. (SS Pomeranian; wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?579.)

The Pomeranian arrived in Montreal on September 23, 1903.

Montreal Gazette, September 24, 1903, page 10, column 2.

Thomas’s destination was Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he was planning to work as a missionary.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-482. Name: Thos D McDonald; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 27; Birth Year: abt 1876; Departure Port: Glasgow, Scotland; Arrival Date: 22 [sic] Sep 1903; Arrival Port: Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Vessel: Pomeranian (selected portions of image.)

To Vancouver

Thomas Macdonald first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1907. He was working as a clerk for the British Columbia Permanent Loan and Savings Company. He was rooming at 975 Granville Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 586.

Sibbie Cordelia Brinley (née Cooper) (1858-1954) operated the rooming house at 975 Granville Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 169 (Granville Street).

In October 1907 Thomas was the secretary of the St. Andrews Young Men’s Literary and Social Society.

Saturday Sunset (Vancouver, British Columbia), October 19, 1907, page 13, column 5.

His contact address was 956 Granville Street, which was the home of Mrs. Sarah Branscombe and her daughter, Varney.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 327.

Thomas was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He sometimes sang at local church events.

Vancouver Daily World, November 3, 1908, page 20, column 6.

Marriage to Varney Branscombe

On September 7, 1909 in Vancouver, Thomas married Varney Eliza Branscombe.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Name: Eliza Varney Macdonald.

Varney Branscombe was born in St. Vincent (or Meaford), Ontario on September 18, 1886. Her parents were David Almond Branscombe (1858-1927) and Sarah Clark (1861-1946). The Branscombe family lived in British Columbia and Oregon in the 1890s. They were in British Columbia in the early 1900s.

David and Sarah Branscombe’s marriage ended sometime before 1913. On July 24, 1913 David Branscombe went through a marriage ceremony with Ida Grace Kellogg in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (David and Sarah Brinscombe were not divorced until August 23, 1913.) David Branscombe died on October 25, 1927 at the Iowa State Hospital in Clarinda, Nodaway Township, Iowa.

Sarah Branscombe did not re-marry. She died in Vancouver on June 20, 1946.

Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1946, page 12, column 2.

Thomas and Varney: Married Life

After Thomas’s and Varney’s wedding they lived at 740 East Seventh Avenue in Vancouver.

Vancouver Province, September 10, 1909, page 9, column 4.

Attinlea: New House in Shaughnessy Heights

In 1912 Thomas obtained a permit to build a new house at the northwest corner of 19th Avenue and Cypress Street in Shaughnessy Heights. The builder (and possibly the designer) was William Tinney. The address of the house was 1903 19th Avenue.

District:Point Grey
Permit:41
Owner:Macdonald, T. D.
Architect:
Builder:Tinney, W.
Legal Address:DL: 526 Block: 46 Sub: Resub: Lot: 6
Date (Y-M-D):1912-06-12
Street Number:1903
Street Name:19th Avenue W at Cypress Street (NW corner)
Value:$6,000.00
Remarks:2-storey frame residence
Reference ID:PG-5400-5401-41
Vancouver Building Permits, Heritage Vancouver, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/. Searched June 9, 2022.

By February 1913 the Macdonalds had moved into the new house, which they called “Attinlea.”

Vancouver Province, February 17, 1913, page 8, column 5.
Attinlea House, about 1920 (cropped); Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-5310; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/attinlea-house. Residence at the northwest corner of Cypress Street and 19th Avenue.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1074.

In July 1919 the wedding of Thomas’s sister, Mary, took place at the Macdonald residence.

Vancouver Daily World, July 21, 1919, page 6, column 7.

The house was later a private residence. Henry Herbert Stevens, M. P., and his family lived in the house for periods of time between 1928 and 1946. From the late 1940s the house was a private residence, although it sometimes offered rental accommodation as well.

The house was for sale in 1970.

Vancouver Province, May 29, 1970, page 39, column 8.

The house was still on the property in 2022.

1903 West 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia; Google Streets, searched June 9, 2022, image dated January 2022.

Travel to South Seas and New Zealand

In December 1919 the Macdonalds left Vancouver for a vacation in the South Seas and New Zealand.

Vancouver Province, December 3, 1919, page 8, column 7.

They sailed on S.S. Makura, which left Vancouver on December 19, 1919.

S.S. “Makura” at dock, before 1949; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 447-2428.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/s-s-makura-at-dock.
Vancouver Daily World, December 23, 1919, page 6, column 2.

The Makura arrived at Auckland, New Zealand on January 11, 1920.

The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), January 12, 1920, page 9, column 2; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19200112.2.75.

The Macdonalds were not on the list of passengers that arrived in Auckland on January 11. They may have stopped in Fiji or at some other point before the ship arrived in Auckland.

New Zealand Herald, January 12, 1920, page 3, column 6; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19200112.2.11.

The Macdonalds returned from their trip in May 1920. They travelled on R.M.S. Niagara, which left Auckland, New Zealand on May 6, 1920.

Evening Star (Dunedin, New Zealand), May 7, 1920, page 1, column 7; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19200507.2.2.

They arrived in Vancouver on May 22, 1920.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248. Name: Thomas Donald MacDonald; Gender: Male; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876; Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland; Age: 44; Date of Arrival: 22 May 1920; Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ship Name: Niagara.
Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248. Name: Varney E MacDonald; Gender: Female; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887; Birth Place: Canada; Age: 33; Date of Arrival: 22 May 1920; Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ship Name: Niagara.

The immigration document gave Thomas’s address as 1274 Burrard Street, which was the home of his mother-in-law, Sarah Branscombe.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 431 (edited image).

From 1921 to 1929 the Macdonalds lived in the Felix Apartments at 610 Jervis Street.

Felix Apartments, British Columbia Archives, D-09186; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/felix-apartments.
Vancouver Province, July 10, 1922, page 13, column 2.

In January 1923 the Macdonalds went to Hawaii for a three-month vacation.

Vancouver Sun, January 23, 1923, page 6, column 3.
Ancestry.com. Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., Arriving and Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving At Honolulu, Hawaii, Compiled 02/13/1900 – 12/30/1953; NAI Number: A3422; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85. Name: Thomas Macdonald; Gender: Male; Race: Scottish (Scotish); Marital Status: Married; Departure Age: 46; Arrival Age: 46; Birth Date: abt 1877; Birth Place: Scotland; Place of Origin: British Columbia; Departure Date: 26 Jan 1923; Departure Place: Vancouver, British Columbia; Last Residence Place: Vancouver, Canada; Final Destination Place: Vancouver, B. C.; Arrival Date: 3 Feb 1923; Arrival Place: Honolulu, Hawaii; Length of Time in US: 3 Months; Intend to be Citizen: No; Complexion: Fr; Eye Color: Bl; Hair Color: Br; Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches.

They returned to Vancouver in April 1923 on S. S. Makura.

Ancestry.com. Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., Arriving and Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing From Honolulu, Hawaii, Compiled 06/1900 – 11/1954; NAI Number: A3510; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85. Name: Thomas Donald Macdonald; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Departure Age: 46; Birth Date: abt 1877; Birth Place: Scotland; Departure Date: 17 Apr 1923; Departure Place: Honolulu, Hawaii; Arrival Place: Vancouver; Ship: Makura.
Vancouver Province, April 19, 1923, page 8, column 6.
Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248. Name: Thomas Donald MacDonald; Gender: Male; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877; Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland; Age: 46; Date of Arrival: 21 Apr 1923; Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia; Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii; Ship Name: Makura.

Boy Scouts Association

Thomas was a supporter of the Boy Scouts Association.

Vancouver Daily World, March 11, 1924, page 2, column 2.

“The Rickshaw”

In the mid-1920s Varney was operating an oriental goods store called “The Rickshaw.”

In 1926 the store was at 810 Howe Street.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1926, page 1191.

In 1927 the store moved to 721 Robson Street, just west of the Star Loan Company.

Rickshaw Limited, Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1927, page 533 (Robson Street).
721 Robson Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, plate 18; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.11; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-18-seymour-street-to-georgia-street-to-hornby-street-to-smithe-street.
Location of “The Rickshaw”; detail from View of the west side of the 700 Block of Granville Street, 1920s; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-820; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-west-side-of-700-block-of-granville-street.
Location of “The Rickshaw,” west of the Star Loan Company’s pawn shop; detail from View of the west side of the 700 Block of Granville Street, 1920s; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-820; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-west-side-of-700-block-of-granville-street.
Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1927, page 10, columns 4-5.

In November 1927 Varney retired from business. The Rickshaw sold its stock at clearance prices.

Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1927, page 14, column 3.

Sale of British Columbia Permanent Loan Company to Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation

In 1927 the British Columbia Permanent Loan Company agreed to sell its assets to Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation.

Victoria Daily Times, May 20, 1927, page 1, column 5.

Thomas became the loan manager in the merged company.

Vancouver Province, December 19, 1927, page 21, columns 1-3.

It appears that Thomas’s position with the Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation ended in late 1928 or early 1929.

To California

In March 1929, the Macdonalds were preparing to travel to California. The Vancouver Boy Scouts Association presented Thomas with a “scout thanks badge.”

Vancouver Province, March 2, 1929, page 5, column 4.

On July 14, 1929, Donald and Varney, along with their son, Alfred Donald Macdonald, travelled from Vancouver to Los Angeles. According to their immigration document they were planning to live permanently in Los Angeles. They entered the United States at Blaine, Washington.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 014. Name: Thomas Donald MacDonald; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish); Age: 52; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1877; Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland; Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1929; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In November 1929, Varney Macdonald was advertising Christmas gifts at “The Rickshaw,” which was at 1485 North Vine Street in Los Angeles, near the southwest corner of Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard. She had evidently revived the name of the store from her former shop in Vancouver.

Los Angeles Evening Citizen News (Hollywood, California), November 26, 1929, page 13, column 2.

At the time of the 1930 United States census the Macdonalds were living at 1414 Morningside Crescent in Los Angeles. The census information stated that Thomas and Varney were operating an art store. This was probably the gift store at 1485 Vine Street, which appeared under Thomas’s listing in the 1931 Los Angeles directory.

Los Angeles City Directory, 1931, page 1295, column 1 (edited image).

Breakdown of Marriage.

In June 1933 Varney sued Thomas for divorce. Around this time they began living at separate addresses.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), June 27, 1933, page 16, column 6 (selected portions).

The 1935 Los Angeles directory listed Varney as “Mrs. T. D. Macdonald,” who was operating an antique store at 6707 Hollywood Boulevard. There was no listing for Thomas D. Macdonald.

Los Angeles City Directory, 1935, page 1099, column 1 (edited image).

Later Life

Thomas and Varney continued to live separately.

On March 12, 1937, Thomas declared his intention to become a naturalized United States citizen. He was living at 5897 Hermon Avenue in Los Angeles. He indicated that he was working as a writer and that he had a crippled right hand. The declaration of intention said that he was married.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.National Archives and Records Administration (Nara); Washington, D.c.; Naturalization Records of the U.s. District Court For the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 47; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Name: Thomas Donald Macdonald; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 60; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 4 Aug 1876; Birth Place: Scotland; Arrival Date: 1929; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 12 Mar 1937; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: Varney Eliza Macdonald; Child: Alfred Donald Macdonald Macdonald; Court: District Court.

On March 27, 1940, Thomas petitioned to become a naturalized United States citizen. His address was still 5897 Hermon Avenue, and he described his occupation as “unemployed.” He stated that he was divorced from Varney Macdonald.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Name: Thomas Donald Macdonald; Petition Age: 63; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 4 Aug 1876; Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland; Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1929; Arrival Place: Blaine, Wash; Petition Date: 27 Mar 1940; Petition Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Varney Eliza Macdonald; Petition Number: 73114.

Thomas became a naturalized United States citizen on June 28, 1940.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives in Washington, DC; Washington, DC; Naturalization Index Cards of the U.S. District Court For the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1915-1976 (M1525); Microfilm Serial: M1525; Microfilm Roll: 73. Name: Thomas Donald Macdonald; Naturalization Age: 63; Record Type: Naturalization; Birth Date: abt 1877; Naturalization Date: 28 Jun 1940; Court District: California.

Thomas died in Los Angeles on October 26 (or 27), 1950.

Vancouver Province, November 7, 1950, page 25, column 2.
Vancouver Province, November 4, 1950, page 18, column 3.

Varney Macdonald: Later Life

After Thomas and Varney separated in the early 1930s, Varney continued to live in Los Angeles. She operated an antiques store until the 1950s.

On July 20, 1937 she declared her intention to become a naturalized United States citizen. The declaration document indicated that she was still married to Thomas Macdonald.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. National Archives and Records Administration (Nara); Washington, D.c.; Naturalization Records of the U.s. District Court For the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 47; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Name: Eliza Varney Macdonald; Gender: Female; Declaration Age: 50; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 18 Sep 1886; Birth Place: Canada; Arrival Date: 1929; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 20 Jul 1937; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: Thomas D Macdonald; Child: Alfred D Macdonald; Court: District Court.

On May 6, 1940 she petitioned to become a naturalized United States citizen. The petition document indicated that she was divorced from Thomas Macdonald.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Name: Eliza Varney Macdonald; Petition Age: 53; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 18 Sep 1886; Birth Place: St Vincent, Canada; Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1929; Arrival Place: Blaine, Wash; Petition Date: 6 May 1940; Petition Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Thomas Donald Macdonald; Petition Number: 74766.

She became a naturalized United States citizen on August 9, 1940.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives in Washington, DC; Washington, DC; Naturalization Index Cards of the U.S. District Court For the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1915-1976 (M1525); Microfilm Serial: M1525; Microfilm Roll: 73. Name: Eliza Varney Macdonald; Naturalization Age: 53; Record Type: Naturalization; Birth Date: abt 1887; Naturalization Date: 9 Aug 1940; Court District: California.

Varney lived in Los Angeles until the 1960s.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2017. California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968. Name: Mrs Varney E Mac Donald; Residence Date: 1962; Street Address: 4311 St Clair Ave; Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Party Affiliation: Republican (selected portion of image).

She died in Los Angeles on December 19, 1965.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), December 21, 1965, part 3, page 15, column 4.

Son: Alfred Donald Macdonald

Thomas and Varney Macdonald had a son named Alfred Donald Macdonald. (He was often called “Donald.”)

Alfred Donald Macdonald was born in Vancouver on June 28, 1914.

In 1920 he travelled with his parents to the South Seas and New Zealand. In 1923 he went to Hawaii with his parents.

In 1929 he and his parents moved to California.

He attended Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.

In the late 1930s and 1940s he worked as a clothing store manager, including a period with Mayson Stores, which was a women’s lingerie business.

On June 19, 1937 he declared his intention to become a naturalized United States citizen.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Name: Alfred Donald Macdonald; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 23; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 28 Jan 1914; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1929; Arrival Place: Blaine, Washington; Declaration Date: 19 Jul 1937; Declaration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Declaration Number: 81806; Has Photo: Y.

On July 6, 1938 in Los Angeles he married Patricia Lea Dale. She was born in San Diego, California. Her parents were Henry Vincent Dale and Winifred Anna Spaulding. Her birthdate was probably August 14, 1919.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V7-NW2 : 9 March 2021), Alfred Donald Macdonald and Patricia Lea Dale, 03 Jul 1938; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,223.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014. Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File. “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V7-NW2 : 9 March 2021), citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,223.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014. Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File. “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V7-NW2 : 9 March 2021), Alfred Donald Macdonald and Patricia Lea Dale, 03 Jul 1938; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,223.

Donald and Patricia travelled to Vancouver for their honeymoon.

Los Angeles Evening Citizen News (Hollywood, California), July 5, 1938, page 6, column 6-7.

In 1939 Donald obtained a divorce from Patricia, claiming that her cooking gave him indigestion and that her pets damaged the house that he and Patricia were renting.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), December 15, 1939, page 40, column 1.

Patricia married Felix Peter Marcianite in Los Angeles on March 16, 1944. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 3, 1918 (or 1917).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K82G-QWZ : 9 March 2021), Felix P Marcianite and Patricia Dale Mac Donald, 16 Mar 1944; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,571.

When Felix Peter Marciante registered with the United States military draft system on October 2, 1944 he was living in New Orleans. (His registration document did not mention Patricia.)

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Louisiana, 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147. Name: Felix Peter Marciante; Race: White; Age: 25; Birth Date: 3 Dec 1918; Birth Place: Algiers, Louisiana; Residence Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Registration Date: 2 Oct 1944; Registration Place: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; Employer: Unemployed; Height: 6’1″; Weight: 186; Complexion: Ruddy; Hair Color: Brown; Eye Color: Hazel; Next of Kin: Mrs Florence Marciante; Household Members: Felix Peter Marciante; Florence Marciante, Mother.

It appears that Felix’s and Patricia’s marriage ended in divorce. According to an entry in ancestry.ca, Patricia later lived in New York State and in Tucson, Arizona. She died on February 23, 1997.

Patricia L. Dale (1917–1997), birth: 16 APR 1917; death: 23 FEB 1997 (ancestry.ca).
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) April 15, 1997, page 8.

On March 28, 1940, Donald Macdonald petitioned to become a naturalized United States citizen.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Name: Alfred Donald Macdonald; Petition Age: 26; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 28 Jan 1914; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1929; Arrival Place: Blaine, Wash; Petition Date: 28 Mar 1940; Petition Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Patricia Lee Macdonald; Petition Number: 73188.

On June 28, 1940 he became a naturalized United States citizen.

The National Archives in Washington, DC; Washington, DC; Naturalization Index Cards of the U.S. District Court For the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1915-1976 (M1525); Microfilm Serial: M1525; Microfilm Roll: 73. Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alfred Donald Macdonald; Naturalization Age: 26; Record Type: Naturalization; Birth Date: abt 1914; Naturalization Date: 28 Jun 1940;Court District: California.

On October 16, 1940 he registered with the United States military draft system.

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1095. Name: Alfred Donald MacDonald; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 26; Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head); Birth Date: 28 Jan 1914; Birth Place: Vancouver British Columbia, Canada; Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940; Registration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Employer: Mayson Stores Inc; Height: 5 7; Weight: 124; Complexion: Light; Hair Color: Brown; Eye Color: Blue; Next of Kin: Varney Eliza MacDonald; Household Members: Alfred Donald MacDonald: 26, Self (Head); Varney Eliza MacDonald: Mother.

In 1948, Alfred was living with Elsie M. Macdonald.

Ancestry.com. California, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2017. California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968. Name: Alfred D Macdonald; Residence Date: 1948; Street Address: 10855 Fruitland dr; Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Party Affiliation: Republican.

Elsie was born Elsie Millicent Miller in Chicago, Illinois on March 25, 1909. Her parents were Charles Anthony Miller (1877-1943) and Myrtle Frances Colstrom (1888–1958).

Charles Anthony Miller died in Los Angeles, California on December 29, 1943.

Myrtle Frances Miller died in Los Angeles on May 21, 1958.

Los Angeles Evening Citizen News (Hollywood, California), May 22, 1958, page 4, column 1.

Elsie’s Social Security application refers to her name as “Elsie Miller Macdonald” in July 1942, so her marriage to Alfred Donald Macdonald may have taken place by then.

By the time of the 1950 United States census, Donald and Elzie had a son, Donald James MacDonald.

Ancestry.com. 1950 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2022. United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 2149; Sheet Number: 24; Enumeration District: 66-205. Name: Alfred Macdonald; Age: 36; Birth Date: abt 1914; Gender: Male; Birth Place: Canada; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; Dwelling Number: 315; Household Members: Alfred Macdonald: 36, Head; Elsie M Macdonald: 41, Wife; Donald J Macdonald: 3, Son.

Alfred Donald MacDonald died in Los Angeles on September 14, 1964.

Valley Times (North Hollywood, California), September 16, 1964, page 34, column 3.

He was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CVKV-JV3Z : 6 August 2020), Alfred D Macdonald, ; Burial, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Valhalla Memorial Park; citing record ID 206359516, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/206359516/alfred-d-macdonald: “Alfred D Macdonald; Birth: 21 Jan 1914; Death: 14 Sep 1964 (aged 50); Burial: Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 206359516.”

There is also a memorial to him in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSC-1GVY : 25 February 2022), Alfred Donald Macdonald, ; Burial, Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States of America, Elm Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 186811823, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186811823/alfred-donald-macdonald: “Alfred Donald Macdonald; Birth: 28 Jan 1914; Death: 14 Sep 1964 (aged 50); Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery; Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA; Memorial ID: 186811823.”

Elsie died on November 13, 2005. She was buried in in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSC-RZ7C : 25 February 2022), Elsie M Miller Macdonald, ; Burial, Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States of America, Elm Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 186811822, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186811822/elsie-m-macdonald. “Elsie M Miller Macdonald; Birth: 25 Mar 1909; Death: 13 Nov 2005 (aged 96); Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA; Memorial ID: 186811822.”

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Mary Clark (mother of Thomas Donald Macdonald)

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Thomas Donald Macdonald

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Alfred Donald Macdonald (son of Thomas Donald Macdonald)

Alfred Donald MacDonald (28 January 1914 – 14 September 1964); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/GX3K-5LJ.

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“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQW-TGP : 11 March 2018), Alfred Donald Macdonald, 1940; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

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“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSC-1GVY : 25 February 2022), Alfred Donald Macdonald, ; Burial, Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States of America, Elm Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 186811823, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186811823/alfred-donald-macdonald: “Alfred Donald Macdonald; Birth: 28 Jan 1914; Death: 14 Sep 1964 (aged 50); Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA; Memorial ID: 186811823.”

Henry Vincent Dale (father of Patricia Lea Dale)

Henry Vincent Dale (29 January 1901 – 9 March 1949); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/L1DD-C8Q.

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Patricia Lea Dale (wife of Alfred Donald MacDonald)

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Felix Peter Marciante (husband of Patricia Lea Dale)

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Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01434; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 36-425. Name: Felix Marciante; Age: 21; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birthplace: Louisiana; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son; Home in 1940: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Street: Pacific Avenue; House Number: 430; Inferred Residence in 1935: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Residence in 1935: New Orleans; Resident on farm in 1935: No; Sheet Number: 5B; Occupation: New Worker; Attended School or College: No; Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year; Weeks Worked in 1939: 0; Income: 0; Income Other Sources: No. Household Members: Florence Marciante: 46, Head; Felix Marciante: 21, Son.

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Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Name: Felix P Marciante; Birth Date: 11 Dec 1918; Death Date: 12 Feb 1987; SSN: 433200876; Enlistment Branch: ARMY; Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1940; Discharge Date: 20 Sep 1944; Page number: 1.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3C1-PY7 : 10 January 2021), Felix  Marciante, Feb 1987; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVQ-FW2P : 27 July 2019), Felix P. Marciante, 1987; Burial, Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States of America, Biloxi National Cemetery; citing record ID 2961110, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2961110/felix-p-marciante: “Felix P. Marciante; Birth: 3 Dec 1917; Death: 12 Feb 1987 (aged 69); Burial: Biloxi National Cemetery; Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA; Plot: J, 632; Memorial ID: 2961110.”

Charles Anthony Miller (father of Elsie Millicent Miller)

Charles A Miller (1877–); Birth: ABT 1877, Minnesota, USA; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

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“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-SRN : accessed 16 June 2022), Charles A Miller, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 50, sheet 1B, line 95, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CX-3Y6 : 6 January 2021), Chas A Miller, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-149, sheet 3B, line 60, family 60, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGY8-YDL : 26 November 2014), Charles Anthony Miller, 29 Dec 1943; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGFQ-38CH : 1 March 2021), Charles Anthony Miller, 1943.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPWX-WLGF : 1 March 2021), Charles Anthony Miller, 1943.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP7S-Y2PL : 1 March 2021), Charles Anthony Miller, 1943.

Myrtle Frances Colstrom (mother of Elsie Millicent Miller)

Myrtle Frances Colstrom (1888–1958); Birth: MAR 6, 1888, Illinois; Death: 21 MAY 1958, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

Myrtle Frances Colstrom (6 March 1888 – 21 May 1958); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/L764-ZBR.

“Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23S-MCZV : 18 May 2016), Myrtle Frances Colstrom, 06 Mar 1888; Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 200319, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1900”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSS5-GFF : 12 January 2022), Myrtle Colstrom in entry for Charles Colstrom, 1900.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKHB-39V : accessed 16 June 2022), Myrtle F Miller in household of Charles A Miller, Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 253, sheet , family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll ; FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1920”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ7X-31M : 1 February 2021), Myrtle Miller in entry for Charles Miller, 1920.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-SRJ : accessed 16 June 2022), Myrtle F Miller in household of Charles A Miller, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 50, sheet 1B, line 96, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CX-3YX : 6 January 2021), Myrtle Miller in household of Chas A Miller, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-149, sheet 3B, line 61, family 60, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGRH-Y4N : 26 November 2014), Myrtle Frances Miller, 21 May 1958; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTF-6JF7 : 1 March 2021), Myrtle Frances Miller, 1958.

Elsie Millicent Miller (wife of Alfred Donald Macdonald)

Elsie Millicent Miller (25 March 1909 – 13 November 2005); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LX46-JLM.

“Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDZ-MYPX : 18 May 2016), Elsie Millicent Miller, 25 Mar 1909; Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 23731, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKHB-392 : accessed 15 June 2022), Elsie M Miller in household of Charles A Miller, Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 253, sheet , family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll ; FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1920”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ7X-31S : 1 February 2021), Elsie Miller in entry for Charles Miller, 1920.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-SRV : accessed 15 June 2022), Elsie M Miller in household of Charles A Miller, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 50, sheet 1B, line 97, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-W5G : 9 March 2021), Kenneth Grether Fletcher and Elsie Millicent Miller, 14 Mar 1931; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,885.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CX-3YF : 6 January 2021), Elsie M Miller in household of Chas A Miller, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-149, sheet 3B, line 62, family 60, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Elsie Millicent Miller, [Elsie Miller MacDonald], [Elsie MacDonald]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 25 Mar 1909; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 13 Nov 2005; Father: Charles A Miller; Mother: Myrtle F Colstrom; SSN: 551050425; Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as Elsie Millicent Miller; Jul 1942: Name listed as Elsie Miller Macdonald; 12 Oct 1984: Name listed as Elsie M Macdonald.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT6S-HM2 : 11 January 2021), Elsie M Macdonald, 13 Nov 2005; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSC-RZ7C : 25 February 2022), Elsie M Miller Macdonald, ; Burial, Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States of America, Elm Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 186811822, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186811822/elsie-m-macdonald. “Elsie M Miller Macdonald; Birth: 25 Mar 1909; Death: 13 Nov 2005 (aged 96); Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA; Memorial ID: 186811822.”