1820–1901

Introduction

Born: March 1, 1820, Bel­mont Cor­ner, Maine.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 11, 1901, So­mer­ville, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: For­est Hills Ce­me­te­ry, Ja­mai­ca Plain, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

William was the son of Jo­seph and Ma­ry Mc­Don­ald.

He be­came a Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal pas­tor at age 19, and joined the Maine Con­fer­ence in 1843. In 1855, he trans­ferred to the Wis­con­sin Con­fer­ence, and in 1859 to the New Eng­land Con­fer­ence.

For fif­teen years he ed­it­ed the Ad­vo­cate of Chris­tian Ho­li­ness. He al­so wrote a num­ber of books on re­li­gious sub­jects, sev­er­al bi­og­raph­ies, and ed­ited or co-ed­it­ed sev­er­al mu­sic col­lect­ions, in­clud­ing:

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Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Don­ald (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?