Margaret J Donner (Watson) (1842 - d.)

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Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About Margaret J Donner (Watson)

George Donner, m. 8 Jun 1862 in Sonoma Co., CA to Margaret Watson

Ch: Albert, Mary E., Cora H. George W., John C., Betty L., Frank M.

http://user.xmission.com/~octa/DonnerParty/DonnerJ.htm#George%20Donner

George Donner's Inscription:

Here lies George Donner, Jr. a California Pioneer and a Donner Party survivor. He was born 10 August 1836 in Sangamon County, Ilinois, the eldest son of Jacob Donner and Elizabeth Blue Hook. In April 1846, his father, Uncle George, and James F. Reed set out for California with their families, the nucleus of what was to become the Donner Party.

Delayed en route and low on provisions, the wagon train was trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada near Donner Lake in late October. Of the nine members of Jacob Donner's family, only three children survived the winter: the younger George, his sister Mary, and their half-brother Solomon Hook.

On 8 June 1862 George Donner Jr. married Margaret Watson in San Jose, California. They had eight children. George settled near Sebastopol in Sonoma County where he established a farm. He died there on 16 february 1874 aged 37, and was brought to Oak Hill Cemetery for interment. Lying next to George is his son Albert. George's sister Mary Donner Houghton is also interred nearby.

http://www.mountaincharlie1850.org/pl_donner_george.html

She was born 1842 in Illinois, USA
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Margaret Donner's Timeline

1842
1842
Illinois, United States
1862
1862
Age 20
Sonoma Co., CA
1863
1863
Age 21
1863
Age 21
Sebastopol, Sonoma, California
1864
1864
Age 22
1866
1866
Age 24
Sebastopol, Sonoma, California
1868
1868
Age 26
Sebastopol, Sonoma, California
1870
1870
Age 28
1872
1872
Age 30
Sebastopol, Sonoma, California
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