William James Mcdonald (1891 - 1946)

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Camberwell, Australia

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Camberwell, Australia

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Family

Father: Mcdonald Ronald Alexander Mcdonald
Mother: Margaret Bowes Mcdonald

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James

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1891 - In the year that William James Mcdonald was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1894 - William was just 3 years old 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.

1898 - He was only 7 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1937 - When he was 46 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1946 - In the year of William James Mcdonald's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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William James Mcdonald passed away in 1946 in Camberwell, Australia at 55 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was born in 1891. He was born to Mcdonald Ronald Alexander Mcdonald and Margaret Bowes Mcdonald, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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