Category Archives: Alexander McDonald

Ronald S. and his brother Angus Strike out on their Own!

It is time to turn back to Archibald and Mary McDonell’s family, Keith, my father’s grandparents and my greats.  The past posts have described what is known about their respective siblings and parents at this time. More research will be done … Continue reading

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McDonell Family in 1881!

The year is 1881 and Archibald McDonell’s family is still prospering.  Archie, Mary, Angus, Ronald, John, Ellen and Alexander are all alive and living in the Chichester area.  Unfortunately, no baby George is mentioned in this census. Source:  1881 Canadian … Continue reading

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Archie & Mary’s Children: Alexander Thomas McDonald

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 … Continue reading

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R.S. McDonald Leaves International Falls!

What made Keith’s father R. S. (Ronald) decide to leave International Falls is sort of a mystery?  He left International Falls for Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada and opened a store.    Life was never the same after Grace’s death 1911, so maybe … Continue reading

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Alexander Thomas McDonald, Fireman

Keith had pictures in his photo collection of his Uncle Alexander, younger brother to his father Ronald.  Alex was in a uniform in two of them.      Alexander in Uniform This photo (above) was a puzzle.  I didn’t know what the … Continue reading

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