John Alexander MacDonald

Male Abt 1873 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Alexander MacDonald 
    Nickname The Big Fiddler 
    Born Abt 1873  West Mabou Harbour, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation West Mabou Harbor, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer and Coal Miner 
    _UID 07FF6DE93D50A347934FD91C541966DB58FA 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1748  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 

    Father Ronald MacDonald,   b. Abt 1825, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1891 and 1901, West Mabou Harbour, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Mary MacDonald,   b. Abt 1831, West Mabou Harbour, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911, West Mabou Harbour, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1872  Port Hood, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister Rev. Colin Chisholm performed the ceremony 
    Witnesses Angus McLain? and Flora McQuarrie witnessed the MacDonald/MacDonald marriage 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret McLellan,   b. Abt 1889, Upper South West Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1910  Upper South West Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses Angus McDonald and Ester McLellan witnessed the MacDonald/MacLellan marriage 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Alex MacDonald, "the Big Fiddler"....is married in Port Hood to Margaret MacLellan, daughter of Alex of Mount Pleasant, Margaree. It is interesting to note that John Alex is the sole survivor of the "official" violinists of the first Mabou parish picnic in 1897 during the pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. John F. MacMaster...." MP p. 424

      Marriage Cert, Inverness County, Nova Scotia Registration Year: 1910 - Book: 19 - Page: 912. As Margaret McLellan and John A. McDonald