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Thomas Hood MACDONALD  1859 - 1911 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Thomas Hood MACDONALD  1859 - 1911

aka Thomas H. MacDonald, T. H. MacDonald, Thomas MacDonald, T. MacDonald
nationality
occupation inventor/manager
birth 25 July 1859, Marysville, Yuba, California
baptism
death 3 Dec 1911, Bridgeport, CT
burial
marriage married in 1891:
Sophie B. .....

b. .. Sept 1863, ......., Washington DC
d. .........

children
  • Russell Hood MACDONALD

    b. 6 June 1892, Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT
    d. ........

  • Margaret MACDONALD

    b. .. Sept 1898, ......, CT
    d. ........


PARENTS

father George MACDONALD

b. ....., IRELAND
d. .......

mother Margaret ......

b. ....., IRELAND
d. .......

children
  • Aleid/Alice
  • George Charles
  • Thomas Hood

    b. 25 July 1859, Marysville, Yuba, California
    d. 3 Dec 1911, Bridgeport, CT



LIFE


1860 CENSUS (date illegible, Linda, Yuba, CA):
George MCDONALD (35y; b. <1825>, IRELAND) farmer
Margaret (32y; b. <1828>, IRELAND)
- George (2y; b. CA)
- Thomas H. (1y; b. CA)



1870 CENSUS (4 June 1870, Linda, Yuba, CA):
George MCDONALD (40 y; b. Ireland)
Margaret (40y; b. Ireland)
- Charles (13y; b. CA)
- Henry (11y; b. CA) = Thomas Hood?



1880 CENSUS (22 June 1880, Linda, Yuba, CA):
George MCDONALD (56y; b. Ireland)
Margaret (53y; b. Ireland)
- Aleid/Alice? (29y; b. Ireland; daughter)
- George Chas (22y; b. CA)
- Thos. H. (20y; b. CA)



1900 CENSUS (13 June 1900, Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT):
Thomas H. MACDONALD (40y) (b. July 1859, California) manager Graphophone (parents from CANADA)
Sophie B. MACDONALD (36y) (b. Sept 1863, Washington DC) (parents from GERMANY)
- Russell G. (8y) (b. June 1891, CT)
- Margaret (1y) (b. Sept 1898, CT)



1910 CENSUS (28/29 Apr 1910, Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT):
Thomas H. MACDONALD (50y; b. in California) consulting engineer Graphophone Factory
Sophie B. MACDONALD (46y)
- Russell G. (19y) clerk Graphophone Factory
- Margaret (11y)


Sophie B. MacDonald in 1935 in Westport, CT
Russell G. MacDonald Canadian Manager of firm in Toronto, Canada (WW I Draft Registr. Cards 1917-1918), living in Pittsburg, Allegheny, PA



Edward D. EASTON (48y) lawyer
final destination: Arcola, NJ
+ Mortimer EASTON (16y)
+ Florence EASTON (14y)
+ Marion DORIAN (45y) Columbia Phonograph
last residence: Paris & London
final destination: Washington
+ Thomas Wood (= Hood) MACDONALD (45y) manager
+ Victor H. EMERSON (38y) expert
final destination: Newark
SS "KAISER WILHELM II"
dep.: 27 July 1904, Southampton
arr.: 1 Aug 1904, New York

inventor of the 'Graphophone Grand', the world's first clockwork-powered cylinder player.
Columbia
manager of the Graphophone Company until his death in 1911


NOTES

  • A Voice in Time. The Gramophone of Fred Gaisberg 1873-1951 by Jerrold Northrop Moore. London, 1976, p. 6-7


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