Macdonald, John Oliver

Macdonald, John Oliver

Male 1904 - 1973  (69 years)

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  • Name Macdonald, John Oliver  [1
    Born 20 Feb 1904  Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 31 Jul 1904  Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1973  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I61894  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2021 

    Father Macdonald, John Meserole,   b. 28 Feb 1878, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Reily, Lydia Mulford,   b. 7 Mar 1878,   d. Unknown 
    Married 20 Dec 1899  [1
    Children
    +1. Macdonald, John Oliver,   b. 20 Feb 1904, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1973, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     
    Family ID F25227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Garrity, Beatrice,   d. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Macdonald, Jay Oliver,   d. Unknown
     2. Macdonald, Judith L.,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F26024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1904 - Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 31 Jul 1904 - Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1973 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Macdonald

      J. Oliver Macdonald (February 20, 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey - April 14, 1973 in Flemington, New Jersey) was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1]

      At the Paris Olympics, John Oliver Macdonald ran the third leg in the American 4 400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.16.0.

      John Oliver MacDonald graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. During his HS and college career he won 91 medals. He was known as Mac during his racing career and later JO by family and friends. He had two children, Judith L. Macdonald and Jay Oliver Macdonald, deceased. He had a successful dental career. He owner purebred Beagles and use to run his dogs in sanctioned field trials. He retired in 1960 and moved to Flemington, NJ and sold real estate.

      References

      [1] Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Oliver MacDonald Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2017.

  • Sources 
    1. [S927] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 31 Jan 2021.
      Application of John Oliver Macdonald, descendant of John Sackett, who was b. in Newtown, Long Island

      Application accepted and approved 13 Jan 1928

      John Oliver Macdonald, age 23, b. in Patterson, Passaic County, New Jersey on 20 Feb 1904.

      Son of John Merserole Macdonald, b. 1/28/1878 (living) and Lydia Mulford Reily b. 3/7/1878 (living), married 12/20/1899

      Grandson of John Oliver Macdonald, b. 11/15/1848 (living) and Henrietta Sackett, b. 2/22/1843, d. 5/19/08, m. 11/15/1865

      Great-grandson of John Merserole Sackett, b. 1813, d. 12/19/1877 and Sarah J. Dodge, b. 1818, d. 5/13/1872, m. abt 1840

      Great-great-grandson of William Sackett, b. Feb 1784, d. 2/4/1849 and Gertrude Meserole, b. ___, d. ___, m. abt 1810

      Great-great-great-grandson of John Sackett, b. 1755, d. 1819 and Elizabeth Gibbs, b. 1765, d. 5/27/1836, m. abt 1783.

      Researched by Ted Smith


    2. [S1656] New Jersey, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 25 Apr 2021.
      Name: John Oliver Macdonald
      Baptism Age: 0
      Event Type: Baptism
      Birth Date: 20 Feb 1904
      Baptism Date: 31 Jul 1904
      Baptism Place: Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
      Religion: Methodist
      Organization or Description: Calvary
      Father: John M. Macdonald
      Mother: Lydia M. Macdonald

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S884] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 25 Apr 2021.
      Name: J. Macdonald
      Social Security Number: 158-30-3747
      Birth Date: 20 Feb 1904
      Issue Year: 1956-1958
      Issue State: New Jersey
      Last Residence: 08822, Flemington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA
      Death Date: Apr 1973

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 25 Apr 2021.
      The News (Paterson, New Jersey), 16 Apr 1973, Page 33

      J. Oliver Macdonald, DDS, Olympic Champion in 1924

      FLEMINGTON -- J. Oliver Macdonald, DDS, 69, of 100-B2 N. Main St., formerly of Paterson, died unexpectedly Saturday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.

      Dr. Macdonald was a member of the gold medal-winning 1600-meter relay team of the 1924 Olympics.

      He opened dental offices in Paterson and Haledon in 1927 and practiced there for over 34 years. Retiring, in 1959, he moved to Flemington, where he went into the real estate business. A licensed broker, Dr. Macdonald was the Borough of Flemington's first consumer affairs assistance officer.

      Dr. Macdonald attended Lafayette College and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. He was born, raised and educated in Paterson and was a member of Joppa Lodge 29, F and AM, Paterson, since 1929. He also was a member of Psi Phi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternities.

      Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Almgren Funeral Home, 336 Broadway, Paterson. Interment will be in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.

      Memorial donations may be made to the Flemington Rescue Squad.

      He leaves his wife, the former Beatrice Garrity; a son, Jay Macdonald of Egg Harbor; a daughter, Miss Judith Macdonald of Denver, Coio., and a granddaughter, Shereen.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 25 Apr 2021.
      Memorial ID 226061298
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/226061298

      Dr John Oliver Macdonald
      Birth 20 Feb 1904
      Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
      Death 14 Apr 1973 (aged 69)
      Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Burial
      Laurel Grove Memorial Park
      Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith


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