GILMOUR BEYERS MACDONALD was born in Carleton, Nebraska, March 9, 1883, the fourth son of a Scotch Presbyterian Minister. His parents were John M. and Janet Piercy MacDonald. His living brothers are Kenneth of Missoula, Mont. and Rosmond of Nahant, Mass. Another brother, George, lived from 1875 until 1953. In the course of changing pastorates the parents moved from Hubbell to Hopewell, then Unadilla and finally to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1887, where the boys completed theh' schooling. While a high school student in Lincoln and later in the University of Nebraska, Gilmour was active in basketball, football, and pole vaulting.
"Gilmour B. MacDonald,"
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