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McDonald

 
 
McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 20, 2013
1. McDonald Marker
Inscription.
R. H. McDonald
A native of Kentucky
Born   June 21, 1820
Died   July 11, 1903
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A member of the Pioneer Association of San Francisco, California who crossed the plains on pack mules, arriving at the gold diggings July 1849. He has been a total abstainer from all intoxicating liquors and tobacco for more than forty of the last years of his life, and has endeavored to induce others to do likewise. Liquor and tobacco are twin evils more damaging to humanity than all other evils combined.

Sarah M. Whipple
Wife of
R. H. McDonald
Born   Feb. 3, 1923
Died   Oct. 2, 1868
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Great-Grand Daughter of
William Whipple,
One of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence

 
Location. 40° 39.424′ N, 73° 59.409′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Battle Avenue and Border Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Battle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Green-Wood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11232, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Brooklyn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Brooklyn
McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 20, 2013
2. McDonald Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Civil War Soldiers’ Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington’s Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Triumph on Battle Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Altar to Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor DeWitt Clinton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Marker in Green-Wood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 20, 2013
3. Marker in Green-Wood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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