Category Archives: Gordon McDonald

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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July 1947: Ronald S. McDonald passes. A Tribute!

Nellie passed in May and just two months later Ronald’s life ends. On 22 July 1947 Ronald S. McDonald died.  He was father to: Vivian, Gordy, Miriam, Eddie, Keith and Jean and brother to Nellie. In Remembrance – In Memory … Continue reading

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July 4, 1941 – Keith and Marjorie get married…

On the 4 of July, 1941, my father, Keith B. MacDonald married my mother, Marjorie Fay Boardman, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Coeur D’Alene was like the Gretna Green of England. In the book by Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, references are … Continue reading

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The rest of the McDonald’s in 1940…

Keith was not the only one of the McDonalds who migrated to Seattle.  His sister Eddie was living there and she had also married.  Remember Keith spelled our last name MacDonald. According to the 1940 census Eddie is living in Seattle, … Continue reading

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