Douglas Macphail (1881 - 1964)

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Douglas Macphail
1881 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Douglas Macphail, father to 1 child, was born on November 16, 1881. He was born to John Bonner MacPhail and Mary (Ashton) MacPhail, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Douglas's partner was Mildred Douglas, and they gave birth to John Ashton Macphail. He died in February 1964 at 82 years of age. We know that Douglas Macphail had been residing in New Jersey.


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John Ashton Macphail
Feb 5, 1913 - July 1965
Winsted, CT


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Douglas Macphail, father to 1 child, died in February 1964 at 82 years old. He was born on November 16, 1881. He was born to John Bonner MacPhail and Mary (Ashton) MacPhail, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Douglas's partner was Mildred Douglas, and they gave birth to John Ashton Macphail. We know that Douglas Macphail had been residing in New Jersey.
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1881 - 1964 World Events

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In 1881, in the year that Douglas Macphail was born, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

In 1894, at the age of just 13 years old, Douglas was alive when on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1935, when he was 54 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1940, by the time he was 59 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1964, in the year of Douglas Macphail's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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