Note: February 20, 1929, in Detroit Michigan, 10-1/2 lbs! After 15 hours of labor, all Hope had to say was "Mac beat Abraham (in having a son) by 64 years!"
DEATH: Died in Wichita Kansas on Dec 28, 1998 ofter suffering a massive stroke three years before which left him totally paralized on the right side, including vocal cords, all motor function and the ability to focus his right eyes. He continued drafting and designing up until his death, after having to learn to draw left handed (and left eyed).
BIOGRAPHY: Raised with four sisters during the depression, only son, momma's boy, usual Detroit-during-the-depression childhood and adolescence (think east side kids meet the motor city), Helped his parents and sisters build 5 cabins on Point Pelee, Ontario, about 1 hour outside of Detroit, which the family rented out to tourists during the summer season. These cabins were eventually taken over bu the Privincial government as part of the project to restore Point Pelee to its original, natural state. One huge cabin was sawed into two large halves and hauled away for re-assembly, another old house, two stories, was saved for the park service, it was suposedly the oldest all wooden houses somewhere (in Ontario?) - about 150 years old in the early 1960s, so it was dated about 1800. The othe cabins were all demolished and the slabs were left to be grown over. This was in the mid to late 1960s. there were many other 'resorts' or cabin rentals all over Point Pelee, and they were all hauled out or destroyed. There was also a huge apple orchard there that shipped appled to Buckingham Palace for the Queen, but this too was bulldozed under. Point Pelee is the southernmost point of Canada, then there's Pelee Island, which can be seen from Ohio on the other side of Lake Erie
BURIAL: Was cremated in Wichita, Kansas
Note: BIRTH: Born to Hugh Lelslie and Hope Ellen Ruth (Baker) McAuley on
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