Monday, February 19, 2018

Don Cameron's California Obituary

A partial extract of Cameron's obituary from the Desert Sun, Number 170, 19 February 1965:

AREA PIONEER Death Claims Don Cameron

Donald Cameron, pioneer desert area realtor and land developer, died this morning in Desert Hospital.

Cameron was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, and served both the Canadian and American forces in two world wars.

Note:  See article for a photo of Don Cameron

Desert Sun, Number 171, 20 February 1965 has more information about Mr. Cameron, including:

He was 64 years old; came to the desert about 30 years previously; he was urged to move to California by his uncle, *Dr. Bert Wilson; Isabelle Cameron (presumed wife).
*Probably Albert Darche Wilson, enumerated here in the 1940 census [he was a doctor]

This one living with Wilsons?

Census 31 Mar 1901
Lincoln and Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Annie Wilson Wife F 54 Ireland
Harper Wilson Son M 36 Ontario
Charles Wilson Son M 33 Ontario
Carril Cameron Lodger F 31 Ontario
Donald Cameron Lodger M 3 Ontario
Caroline Rushton Domestic F 13 England

Name Donald George Cameron
Event Type Birth
Event Date 04 Feb 1899
Event Place St. Catherines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
Father's Name Robert A. Cameron
Mother's Name Caroline L.E. Wilson

Name Donald George Cameron
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 05 Mar 1923
Event Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Year (Estimated) 1899
Father's Name Robert Ralkay Cameron
Mother's Name Caroline Wilson
Spouse's Name Jessie Griffen Crawford
 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1898
Spouse's Father's Name George B Crawford
Spouse's Mother's Name Lucy Calvin


Name Robt R Cameron
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 17 Oct 1894
Event Place St Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
Birth Year (Estimated) 1862
Father's Name George Cameron
Mother's Name Ann Cameron
Spouse's Name Caroline L E Wilson
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1870
Spouse's Father's Name George Wilson
Spouse's Mother's Name Mary Wilson

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