Category Archives: ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL’s FAMILY

Venturing into Remodeling in the 1940’s to the 1950’s in North King County, WA and Government Improvements

Keith’s, grandmother, Amarilla Urton died in 1942 and he got a little money from her estate. I wonder if that money was used to remodel our house in north King County. My parents were savers having gone through the depression … Continue reading

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1952 – Keith the Inventor gets a patent in 1956

Keith was an inventor and a tinkerer.  He was also very fond of aluminum and rivets. I know this because I used to help him “buck rivets” out on his creations. He liked to fire up the table saw in … Continue reading

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1951 to 1954: Aircraft Mechanic General to becoming a U.S. Air Force Inspector!

The Korean War started on 25 June, 1950 and this meant three more years at the U.S. Naval Air Station for Keith. This halted the closure of the Naval Air Station at Sandpoint in 1950. Keith worked in the Overhaul … Continue reading

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Keith the auto and boat mechanic, or anything with an engine mechanic….

Keith was an airplane mechanic but that also extended to auto repair, actually anything that was an engine including outboard motors like Evinrude. To repair the boat motors he would attach the boat motor to the top rim of a … Continue reading

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