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    Some conflicting dates and ages for Mr. McDonald's profile.

    State of California Unclaimed Person's database (link):
    MC DONALD, Duncan Age: 90
    ...
    Place of Death: Sepulveda on 12/28/97
    Los Angeles County Department of Coroner (link):
    Decedent Name: Duncan MC DONALD
    ...
    Case Number: 1997-07434
    Age/Height/Weight: 93 / 66 / 100
    Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Gray
    Date of Birth: April 03, 1904
    Date of Death: October 28, 1997
    Place of Birth: Canada
    Last Known Address: 9244 Lemona Avenue
    Sepulveda, CA
    California, Death Index (link):
    Duncan Mcdonald, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"
    Name: Duncan Mcdonald
    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: 28 Oct 1997
    Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
    Birth Date: 01 Jan 1907
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Gender: Male

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    SSDI, etc

    Name: John D. Macdonald
    SSN: 562-10-xxxx
    Last Residence: 91343 North Hills, Los Angeles, California
    Born: 3 Apr 1904
    Died: 28 Oct 1997
    State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

    I don't know much at all about the geography of LA, but I did find info that suggests that Sepulveda is not a place (i.e. Sepulveda, CA) so much as a street, and that it is one border of the North Hills neighborhood.

    Using that name, I find:
    Nova Scotia, Canada, Births, 1836-1910 Record
    Birth, Marriage & Death
    Name: John Duncan MacDonald
    Birth: 3 Apr 1904 in St.Joseph's, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

    That leads here:
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JV9B-HBC
    to Father's Name: Alex A Mcdonald
    Mother's Name: Maggie Mcisaac

    This page:
    https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/...irth&ID=184218
    is his application to register his birth, made in 1943, when he was living on Wilshire Blvd in LA... confirms Alex and Maggie as his parents.

    Then I can't find him again. *sigh*

    This is NOT the same as John D(an) McDonald, born Jan 1904 in Antigonish, to Alex and Christina. I found a few records for this man before I realized it was someone else; this person lived in Michigan for a time, so far as I can tell.

    There are more than a few McDonalds out of that same city, many with similar names. I found a John Duncan McDonald, same birth town, about a generation older who relocated to and died in Massachusetts, also.

    I'll keep looking...
    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. ~Richard P. Feynman