- Birth Date
- 14 February 1821
- Death Date
- 12 March 1891
The McDonald family arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. The Thompson company records show that Edward purchased 6 1/2 adult food rations for the overland journey, which would be consistent with the traveling group on the ship, which consisted of 2 parents, and 8 children, about 5 of whom would need either no food rations or only 1/2 of an adult portion. The ship roster shows two babies, both under the age of 12 months. It is uncertain whether both made the overland trip. The baby, Elizabeth, is not seen on the 1870 census with the rest of the family. It is unknown whether she died before or after the family started with the Thompson company.
- Age at Departure: 45
- Head of Household
- 1870 Wyoming Census.
- “Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868.
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 360.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.