Archie and Mary McDonell welcomed their seventh child Alexander Thomas McDonell.
He was born 2nd December 1872 in Chichester and baptized the 17th of December 1872 at the St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau.
Source: Baptism, Marriage and Burial Index, St. Alphonsus Church, 1846-1920 FHL# B131, #1029798. Also on Ancestry.com under the Drouin Collection.
Alexander, or better known as “Alex,” lived a long life passing away at 82 years old in International Falls and he is buried next to his older brother John (Jack) and his parents. Alex never married but family lore states that he had several girlfriends, liked fancy cars and smoked big cigars.
Alex is featured with his nephew Keith in his fireman uniform in the posted dated: August 7, 2010.