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George Hugh MCDONALD

George Hugh MCDONALD

Male 1860 - 1932  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name George Hugh MCDONALD 
    Born Jul 1860  Cherryfield, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    HEAL Cause of death - myocardial infarction. Coronary artery disease from 1928. Given as reason for retirement. 
    OCCU Ship Builder, W.B. Dry Dock Co. 50 years 
    Died 30 Jan 1932  25 Water St. Fairhaven, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 2 Feb 1932  Noank Valley Cemetery, Noank, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I71  The Turses
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2012 

    Father Findley H. MACDONALD,   b. 1825, Pictou, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Noank, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Agnes A MCDOWELL,   b. 1834, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Noank, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth (Lizzie) ASHBEY,   b. 15 Sep 1864,   d. 8 Jan 1913  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1882  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles E. MCDONALD,   b. Aug 1882, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1933  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. William Archibald MACDONALD,   b. 12 Jan 1885, Noank, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, 30 High Street, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Viola Agnes MCDONALD,   b. 21 May 1891, Noank, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1966, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Douglas Lithgow MACDONALD,   b. 12 May 1894, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1944, Mystic, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Bernard Hugh MACDONALD,   b. 1 Mar 1895, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1970, Miami, Dade County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Living
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Grace (STOWELL) STUBBS,   b. Abt 1878, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Oct 1918  Fairhaven, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1860 - Cherryfield, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1932 - 25 Water St. Fairhaven, Bristol, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Hugh McDonald
    George Hugh McDonald
    Please see discussion of spelling of name at Finley McDonalds photo.

  • Notes 
    • 1. My Grandfather by Robbie Holliday

      George MacDonald, my grandfather, was born in Cherryfield, Maine. He liked nothing better than spending a week in the Maine woods with some men. They tapped the maple trees for syrup. Many times his dog would go with him, coming back full of porcupine needles.

      He moved to Noank at the age of 21. He went to work at the Robert Palmer shipyard. He did the joiner work on the vessels, such as building pilot houses. He built the railroad floats for the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad Company to carry trains across the river.

      He built some of the first houses at Groton Long Point after the activities of the shipyard ceased.

      He had charge of the actual work done on the ship Morgan an old whaler. He had been a ships carpenter for the past forty years. The boat was put in a concrete cradle at the estate of Colonel H. R. Green. Colonel Green wanted to eave the vessel looking as antique as possible, so my grandfather left everything that was safe to walk on untouched. He fixed the mast and deck. The boat was taken to Colonel Green's estate and is not open so that people who wish may go aboard it.

      He liked all kinds of animals. He had squirrels, hawks, and raised pheasants. He liked dogs best of all. He trained his dog to go home from the shop and bring back whatever he wanted.


      Biography - My Grandfather
      By Robertha Holliday

      2. Cause of death - chronic myocarditis

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Death Certificate George Hugh McDonald.

    2. [S41] Death Certificate.