Alexander Whyte Mcdonald (1887 - 1916)

Alexander Whyte Mcdonald
1887 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
Alexander Whyte Mcdonald was born c. 1887. He died on December 24, 1916 at age 29.
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Alexander Whyte Mcdonald
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Mcdonald
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Wimereux Communal Cemetery Ii. B. 12a., in France
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Service number: 5759
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/7th Bn.

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Alexander Whyte Mcdonald passed away on December 24, 1916 at 29 years old. He was buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery Ii. B. 12a., France. He was born c. 1887. We are unaware of information about Alexander's surviving family.
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1887 - 1916 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that Alexander Whyte Mcdonald was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1891, at the age of only 4 years old, Alexander was alive when on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1894, at the age of only 7 years old, Alexander was alive when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, he was merely 13 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1916, in the year of Alexander Whyte Mcdonald's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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c. 1882 - Nov 15, 1916
c. 1903 - Feb 5, 1943
Unknown - Jun 3, 1916
Unknown - Sep 14, 1914
c. 1923 - Nov 8, 1942
c. 1882 - Oct 23, 1918
c. 1915 - Aug 11, 1944
c. 1899 - Sep 14, 1917
c. 1882 - Jun 11, 1917
c. 1892 - Apr 9, 1918
Unknown - Nov 6, 1917
c. 1913 - Aug 1, 1943
Unknown - May 7, 1917
c. 1881 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1924 - Feb 8, 1943
c. 1918 - Aug 30, 1944
c. 1899 - Aug 26, 1918
c. 1876 - Mar 28, 1917
c. 1891 - Jun 21, 1917

Other Bios

c. 1882 - Nov 15, 1916
c. 1903 - Feb 5, 1943
Unknown - Jun 3, 1916
Unknown - Sep 14, 1914
c. 1923 - Nov 8, 1942
c. 1882 - Oct 23, 1918
c. 1915 - Aug 11, 1944
c. 1899 - Sep 14, 1917
c. 1882 - Jun 11, 1917
c. 1892 - Apr 9, 1918
Unknown - Nov 6, 1917
c. 1913 - Aug 1, 1943
Unknown - May 7, 1917
c. 1881 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1924 - Feb 8, 1943
c. 1918 - Aug 30, 1944
c. 1899 - Aug 26, 1918
c. 1876 - Mar 28, 1917
c. 1891 - Jun 21, 1917
Unknown - Sep 23, 1917
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