Ambrose Aloysius McDonald was born 24 October 1889 in Vowinckel, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Michael McDonald and Anna Haggerty. Ambrose and his second wife Jeannette Margaret Straley were married on 23 December 1953 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Jeannette was the daughter of George Straley and Caroline Oliphant. She was born about 1886.
This was also a second marriage for Jeannette M. Straley. Her first husband was Fred Emerson Allen. The death date for Fred Emerson Allen is currently not known.
The photograph may have been taken the day the couple married - note that Jeannette is wearing a corsage and Ambrose appears to be wearing a boutineer.
|Ambrose Aloysius McDonald & Jeannette M. Straley|
Virginia McDonald Geary is my 1st cousin 3x removed. She is the daughter of Ambrose Aloysius McDonald, my 2nd great uncle and Gertrude Anna O'Neill, my 2nd great aunt. My relationship with Virginia McDonald Geary is unique in that we are double 1st cousins 3x removed. We share two sets of common ancestors. Our common McDonald grandparents are Michael McDonald and Anna Haggerty. Our common O'Neill grandparents are Michael O'Neill and Ellen Cunningham. Winifred Agnes O'Neill is my 2nd Great Grandmother Robert Alphonsus McDonald is my 2nd Great Grandfather.
- Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Marriage of Fred Emerson Allen & Margaret Jeannette Straley.
- Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Marriage of Ambrose A. McDonald & Jeannette M Allen. [Jeannette M Straley].