Rev. George Alfred MacDonald1,2,3

M, #9304, b. 6 April 1887, d. 15 November 1940
Father*George MacDonald4,5
Mother*Julia (?)4
Last Edited8 Jul 2020
     He was born on 6 April 1887 at Ontario, Canada.1,3,5 George married Mary Gillespie Boland on 25 September 1913 at Killaloe, Hagarty Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 013440.2,1,3
     He died on 15 November 1940 at Knox United Church manse, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at age 53.6,1,5,4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): George MacDonald, Julia MacDonald and Mary G MacDonald. His wife, Sgt. Pilot George MacDonald was referenced but not by name.5,4 Rev. George Alfred MacDonald was buried on 19 November 1940 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (aka Strathcona Cemetery), Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaG.6,7,4
     Flight Lieut. George Alfred MacDonald was commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
MacDONALD, GEORGE ALFRED
Rank:      Flight Lieutenant
Service No:      C/3156
Date of Death:      15/11/1940
Age:      53
Regiment/Service:      Royal Canadian Air Force
Grave Reference:      Sub. Sec. F. Block 128. Grave 1.
Cemetery:      EDMONTON (MOUNT PLEASANT) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of George and Julia MacDonald, of Southampton, England; husband of Mary G. MacDonald, of Edmonton.8

     The following obituary appeared Kitchener Daily Record published in Kitchener, Ontario 18 November 1940:
Dr. G. A. MacDonald
by Record Correspondent
Elora, Nov. 18

A former pastor of Elora and Fergus churches, Dr. George A. MacDonald, 52*, died at the Knox church manse in Edmonton on Friday. Dr. MacDonald was born at Galt in 1886*. He graduated from Toronto University in 1910. Originally a Presbyterian minister, he joined the United church at the time of church union.

Deceased was a chaplain in the Great War and went to France with the 84th*Infantry Battalion. At the outbreak of the present was he joined the colors again and was appointed chaplain with the R.C.A.F. in western Canada.

Dr. MacDonald accompanied the Lord Tweedsmuir on a flight through the Peace River district into the Arctic circle four years ago,

During his stay in Elora, Dr. MacDonald preached in the Presbyterian church. After church union he went to Ottawa. He also preached at Fergus for four years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George MacDonald of Brantford, his wife, two sons and one daughter.

The funeral will be held at Edmonton Tuesday.

* - some numbers are illegible in this clipping.4



     In the obituary of Flt. Sgt. Charles George MacDonald who died 24 June 1942, his father, Flight Lieut. Rev. George MacDonald was listed as predeceased.9

The following biographical information appeared Ottawa Journal published in Ottawa, Ontario, 2 July 1942:
The following was included in a newspaper report of his son being killed in action:
Son of Former Ottawa Minister Killed in Action
...The late Flight Lieut. Rev. George Macdonald was minister of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ottawa for some time prior to church union, and after that church amalgamated with Ottawa South Methodist Church to form the present Southminster United, he remained in the pulpit there for some time.

Rev. Mr. Macdonald later was called to Fergus and then went to Edmonton. He joined the Chaplain Service following the outbreak of the war and died not long afterwards following a sudden illness. He was a veteran of the First Great War.9

Family

Mary Gillespie Boland b. 10 Sep 1888, d. 1969
Marriage*George married Mary Gillespie Boland on 25 September 1913 at Killaloe, Hagarty Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 013440.2,1,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland.
  2. [S94] Carol Bennett McCuaig, Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1922-1927 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Juniper Books Limited, 1991), Page 27. Hereinafter cited as Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1922-1927.
  3. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Mary Gillespie Boland & The Rev George Alfred (MacDonald).
  4. [S6111] Dr. G. A. MacDonald, Kitchener Daily Record, Kitchener, ON, Nov 18, 1940, Page 4 viewed at Find A Grave, Find A Grave memorial page includes an image of his obituary from the Kitchener Daily Record, Nov. 18, 1940, page 15. Hereinafter cited as Kitchener Daily Record.
  5. [S2604] Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead, online Search: Service Files of the Second World War – War Dead, 1939-1947, Flight Lieutenant George Alfred MacDonald. Hereinafter cited as WWI Cdn War Dead.
  6. [S112] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.
  7. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., George Alfred MacDonald
    Grave marker transcription:
    MACDONALD
    George Alfred     1887 - 1940
    Charles George     1920-1942
    Buried at Hoddenham, England.
  8. [S112] CWGC, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, Flight Lieutenant George Alfred MacDonald.
  9. [S6110] Son of Former Ottawa Minister Killed in Action, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, Jul 2, 1942, Page 4, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Son of Former Ottawa Minister Killed in Action. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: George Alfred MacDonald
    Grave marker transcription:
    MACDONALD
    George Alfred
    1887 - 1940
    Charles George
    1920-1942
    Buried at Hoddenham, England.

John Black1

M, #9305
Last Edited10 Apr 2019
     John married Margaret Isobel Boland after 11 August 1916.2

Family

Margaret Isobel Boland b. 8 Mar 1889, d. 1947

Citations

  1. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland.
  2. [S321] Carol Bennet McCuaig, Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1914-1921 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Juniper Books Limited, 1990), Page 29. Hereinafter cited as Death Notices & Obits - Eganville Leader 1914-21.

Edna Ross Thompson1,2,3,4

F, #9306, b. after 4 April 1881, d. 1932
Father*James Thompson5,1 b. c 1848
Mother*Margaret Ann Ross5,1 b. 1 Oct 1848, d. 4 Oct 1924
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     She was born after 4 April 1881.6,4 Edna married Robert Gordon Boland circa 10 August 1906 at St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Eganville, Grattan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.3,4,5
     She died in 1932.5,4 Edna Ross Thompson was buried at St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Eganville, Grattan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.7,4
     In the obituary of Margaret Ann Ross who died 4 October 1924, her daughter, Mrs. R G Boland of Eganville, was listed as a survivor.5

Family

Robert Gordon Boland b. 2 Sep 1881, d. 29 Aug 1966
Children

Citations

  1. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland., Edna Thompson.
  2. [S211] Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (1996), online http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/, BOLANDEdna (Thompson)St John's Anglican, EganvilleRenfrewGrattanOT-92-02. Hereinafter cited as OCFA.
  3. [S427] Carol Bennett McCuaig, Genealogical Extracts from the Eganville Leader, 1902-1913 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Jupiter Books Limited, 1990), Page 48. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Extracts - Eganville Leader 1902-13.
  4. [S530] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…
  5. [S94] Carol Bennett McCuaig, Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1922-1927 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Juniper Books Limited, 1991), Page 54. Hereinafter cited as Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1922-1927.
  6. [S185] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Edna was born in 1881 according to Clare Tapp, but not enumerated in the Apr 4, 1881 census, so she must have been born after that date.
  7. [S211] OCFA, online http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/, BOLANDR. GordonSt John's Anglican, EganvilleRenfrewGrattanOT-92-02.
  8. [S427] Carol Bennett McCuaig, Genealogical Extracts - Eganville Leader 1902-13, Page 55.
  9. [S530] "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery", online Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…
  10. [S321] Carol Bennet McCuaig, Death Notices & Obituaries from The Eganville Leader 1914-1921 (R.R.2, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z5: Juniper Books Limited, 1990), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Death Notices & Obits - Eganville Leader 1914-21.
  11. [S530] "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery", online Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…

Jacob Byers1,2

M, #9308, b. circa 1873
Father*James Byers2
Mother*Elizabeth Searson2
Last Edited1 Mar 2009

Family

Julia Margret Thompson b. 15 Jun 1882, d. 1920

Citations

  1. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland.
  2. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Julia Margret Thompson & Jacob Byers.

Thomas Henry Mills1,2,3

M, #9309, b. 1882, d. 1976
Last Edited1 Mar 2009
     He was born in 1882.3 Thomas married Edna Gillespie Thompson on 9 September 1903 at Eganville, Grattan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.3,1
     He died in 1976 at Eganville, Grattan Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1,3

Family

Edna Gillespie Thompson b. 21 Jun 1884, d. 24 Nov 1956

Citations

  1. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland.
  2. [S436] Thompson, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, June 6, 1955, Page 22 viewed at Edmonton Public Library, Surviving sister -- Mrs. Thomas Mills of Eganville, Ont.. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  3. [S530] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…

Catherine Boyd1,2

F, #9310, d. before June 1955
Last Edited1 Mar 2009
     Catherine married Robert Irwin Thompson.2
     She died before June 1955.3
     She also went by the name of Kitty.2

Family

Robert Irwin Thompson b. 8 Aug 1885, d. 5 Jun 1955

Citations

  1. [S436] Thompson, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, June 6, 1955, Page 22 viewed at Edmonton Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  2. [S114] Desc of William (Bowland) Boland , Clare Tapp - Boland family information, from electronic report; "This generation report produced by Clare Tapp is a good research guide, but be sure to verify data using primary and secondary sources"; cited as "Desc of William (Bowland) Boland., page 2.
  3. [S185] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Not a survivor of Robert Thompson per his obituary of June 6, 1955.