Author Topic: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald  (Read 362 times)

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 17:04 BST (UK) »
So Hector (1896-1986) and Freda are definitely a different pair from the Hector (d 1973) and Freddie (Winnifred) in the Jan 1974 obit.

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 17:05 BST (UK) »
Hector McDonald, age 24, born Dunkeld Scotland, arrived in St John NB Canada 13 Apr 1924 on the Marburn. He was enroute to Mr Skinner in Dropmore Manitoba.

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 17:44 BST (UK) »
There is a very interesting article about Hector, his life and career - on the occasion of his retirement in 1964.  Photo included.  Winnipeg Tribune Dec 30, 1964, page 26.  The article says he had a son (not named) who died at Dieppe. 

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 18:44 BST (UK) »
Probably not :)

I found another short note about the 5th edition of his book coming out in 1977.  It gives Hector's dates as 1889-1973.  It also says that he studied at the botanical gardens in Edinburgh before coming to Canada in 1924.   He wrote AND illustrated the book  :).  Very talented man :) :)

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Russell Banner Newspaper Archives, Aug 4, 1977, p. 4 - newspaperarchive.com ... 1977 August 4, 1977
4 Aug 1977 - Hector MacDonald (1889-1973) studied at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. After coming to Canada in 1924, he joined the Winnipeg Parks ...

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 21:41 BST (UK) »



Many thanks everyone for all this information your help is much appreciated .


Jessie