Persons Most Often Mentioned in the Letters

Mr. Devall: landlord at 1108 State Street, Utica, N.Y.

MacDonald, Dorrie: John MacDonald’s sister, born in 1920.

MacDonald, Eugene: father of John. He is sometimes referred to as EA as in Eugene A. MacDonald.

MacDonald, John: born July 24, 1916.

MacDonald, Margeurite: mother of John. Known as Margie. She was the daughter of John Dann MacDonald —“Pa Dann.” Her father, was a craftsman who made cases for standing clocks, but he had other skills which must account for his having been a hunting companion of Teddy Roosevelt. He was an angler as well, and possibly a guide. Margie is sometimes known as Mrs. E.A.

MacDonald, Maynard: “Penny,” “Pen,” “Pencil”: nicknames for Maynard. Maynard is also known as John Prentiss MacDonald.

MacDonald, Nana: a permanent member of the household at 9 Beverly. She was an elderly lady, a relative, also referred to as Aunt Em.

Prentiss, Dorothy: born Feb. 18, 2011. Wife of John D. MacDonald.

Prentiss, Evelyn (Martin):  also known as Evvie. Wife of Sam Prentiss. Dorothy’s sister-in-law. Born in 1933.

Prentiss, Sam: brother of Dorothy Prentiss. Husband of Evelyn (Evvie) Prentiss.

Prentiss, Bard: son of Sam and Evvie.

Prentiss, Helen: wife of Unc Prentiss.

Prentiss, Mary: daughter of Unc and Helen.

Prentiss, Unc: uncle to Dorothy on Father’s side.

Robinson, Bill: married Dorrie MacDonald in 1944.

Van Woert, Harriet Mariah: mother of Dorothy Prentiss.


Dear Dordo: The World War II Letters of Dorothy and John D. MacDonald Copyright © 2021 by Florence M. Turcotte, Cal Branche, Nola Branche, and Maynard MacDonald. Copyright to the letters of John and Dorothy MacDonald and photographs is retained by Maynard MacDonald and the MacDonald family for the remainder of the term of copyright. . All Rights Reserved.

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