Genealogy

John Neil MacDonald

Male 1918 - 1982  (64 years)


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  • Name John Neil MacDonald  [1
    Born 03 Dec 1918  Malagawatch, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer / fisherman / lumberman / construction foreman 
    Died 18 Dec 1982  Baddeck, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00561  NS MacMillans
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 

    Father William MacDonald 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine MacKinnon 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F00190  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Ida (AKA Ida) MacMillan,   b. 01 Aug 1928, Marble Mountain, Cape Breton, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2008, Antigonish, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1945  Little Narrows, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Deborah (Debby) Lynn MacDonald
    +2. Betty Marie MacDonald
    +3. Elaine Dorothy MacDonald
    +4. Brenda Ann MacDonald
     5. John Robert MacDonald,   b. 23 Apr 1954, Sydney, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1954, Sydney, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Hazel Lee MacDonald
    +7. Ray Charles MacDonald,   b. 10 Apr 1960, Inverness, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 2007, Sudbury, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +8. Donald John MacDonald
     9. Nancy Darlene MacDonald
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F00159  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • [Daughter Debby writes] My Dad was a farmer / fisherman / lumberman / construction foreman; in other words he did whatever was needed to put food on the table. My mother used to get up and milk the cows, separate the milk, make the butter and then bake the biscuits in a wood stove nearly every morning. We picked oysters, fished cod, and herring, and my brothers hunted whitetail deer, ducks and partridge to fill the freezer for the winter. Every summer we had a huge vegetable garden from which we would make lots of pickles, and another huge potato garden which would be harvested and stored in the cellar. We picked wild strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries to make jam, and had a large apple orchard for apple sauce and apples. The old homestead, built in 1867 burned down a few years ago, but it was home to at least 4 generations in its time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S00001] email from Debby Bow.