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Jonathan T. McDonald, M. D.


Jonathan T. McDonald, M. D., whose office is at No. 308 Fifth street, San Francisco, has been a resident of California since 1880, and has been engaged in the practice of medicine since 1884.He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1853, of Scotch parentage, his grandfather having come to New Brunswick from Scotland in the latter part of the last century.On his motherís side the family (Titus) were United Empire Loyalists, who at the close of the Revolutionary war, removed from New England to the British Provinces, and have since lived under the British flag.The Titus family were of English descent, who settled in New England in the early history of America, and were so intensely loyal to the British Government that they refused to take part against their mother country.


The subject of this sketch received his early education in the public schools of New Brunswick, and later entered the Wesleyan Seminary at Kentís Hill, Maine, where he spent four years.He then entered Colby University at Waterville, Maine, where he graduated in 1880 as Bachelor of Arts.Mr. McDonald then came to California, and for two years was principal of the public school at Livermore, California.While engaged in teaching he commenced the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. W. S. Taylor, then of that place.In 1882 he entered the Toland Medical College, now the medical department of the University of California, which he attended for one year.He then entered the Cooper Medical College, graduating in 1884, after a full three-years course, and receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine.After spending a few months in Livermore, in practice with Dr. Taylor, Dr. McDonald located in San Francisco, and has been engaged continuously in private practice since that time.He is a member of the State Medical Society of California, and of the County Medical Society of San Francisco.


Transcribed Karen L. Pratt.


Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 573, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

© 2004 Karen L. Pratt.


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