McDonald, Alexander

Birth Name McDonald, Alexander 1a
Gender male
Age at Death 82 years, 7 months, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 29, 1864 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island gave March 1865 on the 1900 US census 1b
Death November 1, 1946 California, United States parents were Humphrey and MacDonald  
Residence 1881 Queens, Prince Edward Island   1c


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McDonald, John A.December 14, 1840before 1915
Mother Humphrey, Agness BowmanAugust 18, 1835April 6, 1915
    Brother     McDonald, Daniel August 31, 1862 before 1911
         McDonald, Alexander March 29, 1864 November 1, 1946
    Sister     McDonald, Janet Jeanette B. August 1866 January 29, 1950
    Sister     McDonald, Marion June 22, 1869
    Brother     McDonald, George Archibald June 11, 1871 August 1944
    Sister     McDonald, Hetty May 25, 1874 before 1881
    Brother     McDonald, John Anderson May 28, 1877
    Brother     McDonald, Charles Malcolm October 31, 1881 November 21, 1964


    Family of McDonald, Alexander and McLeod, Christina
Married Wife McLeod, Christina ( * March 29, 1864 + November 9, 1940 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 29, 1888 Boston, Massachusetts from 1900 census and Mass Marriages; Alexander's parents were John & Agnes  
Name Birth Date Death Date
McDonald, Christine AgnesDecember 7, 1889July 6, 1968
McDonald, John A.June 13, 1891before 1991
McDonald, Bertha FlorenceAugust 21, 1893June 21, 1975
McDonald, Frank Haven HinmanJanuary 4, 1896November 10, 1990
McDonald, Mae CatherineOctober 5, 1899March 1, 1992
McDonald, Jeanette Victoria1902December 18, 1979
McDonald, Norman AngusApril 4, 1904January 2, 1972



Alexander was not in the PEI Baptismal Index, but he was living in the household of John and Agnes McDonald in Charlottetown in the 1881 census. He emigrated to the United States about 1882. He married Christine McLeod from Cape Breton, giving his parents as John McDonald and Agnes Humphrey on the marriage record.

He became a US citizen in 1890 in Massachusetts.

From census records, Alexander and Christine were living in New York in 1900 with children Christine (11, Mass), John (8, b. Mass); Bertha (6, b. Mass), Frank (4, New York), and May (1, NY). They had been married for 12 years and had had 6 children, 5 living. Also with the family was Mary McLeod, single, a sister-in-law. Alexander had an awning business. At least one, perhaps two, of his brothers also went to the States and worked in awnings as well.

In 1905, the family was living in Brooklyn, New York. The household included: Alexander Macdonald 40; Christine Macdonald 39; Christina Macdonald 16, a book-keeper; John Macdonald 14, office boy for a lawyer; Bertha Macdonald 10, Frank Macdonald 8, May Macdonald 6, Jeannette Macdonald 4, Norman A Macdonald 1 and Collenna Mcloud 25, a cousin.

In 1910 with children Christine (20, b. Canada); John A. (18), Bertha (16), Frank (14), Mary C. (10, NY), Jeanette (8, NY), Norman (6, NY) and Martha J. (6, NY). Since Martha was not in the 1905 NY census, I assume she was a year younger than Norman. Alexander and Christine had been married for 22 years, and had had 8 children, 7 living.

I was unable to find them in the 1915 New York census. By 1920, the family had moved to Los Angeles.

1920 US census: Alexander Macdonald 56, Christine Macdonald 57, and 5 of their children, all listed as having been born in New York: Frank H Macdonald 24, Mary C Macdonald 20, Jeanette V Macdonald 17, Norman A Macdonald 16 and Jean M Macdonald 15. Alexander gave his business as awnings. The family was living at 1520 Marsden.

head Alexander Mcdonald M 66 Canada
wife Christina Mcdonald F 68 Canada
son Frank H Mcdonald M 35 New York
daughter Jeanette Mcdonald F 28 New York
daughter Jean Mcdonald F 27 New York (Martha Jean)

In the 1940 census, Alexander and Christina had two daughters living at home, both b. Massachusetts: Bertha Knight, divorced, age 45 and Christine East, age 51, married.

International find a Grave: Alexander Macdonald event: Death: 01 Nov 1946 Los Angeles, California, United States birth date: 29 Mar 1864 birthplace: Canada gender: Male father: Macdonald mother: Humphrey Citing this Record "California, Death

Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 61, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_105; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 142.
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Mar 2013), Alexander Mcdonald, 1930.




name: Alexander Macdonald
event type: Death, event date: 01 Nov 1946
event place: Los Angeles, California, United States
birth date: 29 Mar 1864, birthplace: Canada
father's name: Macdonald, mother's name: Humphrey
Citing this Record:
"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Mar 2013), Alexander Macdonald, 1946.



  1. McDonald, John A.
    1. Humphrey, Agness Bowman
      1. McDonald, Daniel
      2. McDonald, Alexander
        1. McLeod, Christina
          1. McDonald, Christine Agnes
          2. McDonald, John A.
          3. McDonald, Bertha Florence
          4. McDonald, Frank Haven Hinman
          5. McDonald, Mae Catherine
          6. McDonald, Jeanette Victoria
          7. McDonald, Norman Angus
      3. McDonald, Janet Jeanette B.
      4. McDonald, Marion
      5. McDonald, George Archibald
      6. McDonald, Hetty
      7. McDonald, John Anderson
      8. McDonald, Charles Malcolm


Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1864 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1864 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1864 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada