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MacDonald, Robert Douglas


My father was Earl Ruebin MacDonald who was married to Grace Maria (Remington) who was the daughter of Dennis Remingston a civil war veteran of the Illinois 8th Cavalry and was a cousin of famous painter, Frederick Remington. Earl was one of the first licenced Architects in California after the state passed the licensing act. Earl's mother was Etta Jane (Ward) of the William Ward genealogy of Sudburry MA dating back from 17-- and the first wife of Clinton MacDonald, my Grandfather. Clinton had another family by another wife, Buelah and settled in Seattle WA where we are near at this time. Clinton's father, my great Grandfather came over from Scotland and Canada to Miniasota and may have been the original "Old MacDonald had a farm" as he had a Horse raising farm near Mineapolis. It was said that my ggf married an indian and that he came from the Islands west of Scotland but I have yet to discover the exact connections. Dennis Remington, my maternal Grandfather was married to ____(Peterson) of Swedish descent.

I worked as a draftsman, designer, Projec Manager and specification writer for Architects and Engineers in California, Oregon and Washington. My wife Blanche Louise (Gordy), was born in Maryland but raised in Richmond Virginia where I met her while in the Navy, thanks to the assistance of her 2 brothers, one a Marine and one a Sailor. We have been married 53 years and lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. My last job was with the Austin Company and I wrote the construction specifications for the huge final assembly plant for the Boeing Company at Everett WA. I have been retired from them since 1989.

Robert MacDonald


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