Category Archives: Smokey Point

Keith Barclay John MacDonald, father, grandfather and his love of Airplanes….

This blog was named for Keith, my dad, and his love of airplanes.  The gray background surrounding the posts is a reminder of him.  He would wear steel-gray cotton trousers with cuffs and dance around the living room to the records he played … Continue reading

Posted in Albany, Alberta, ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Cheney, Eddie L. McDonald & her Collection of Junk, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grande Prairie, International Falls, Jean McDonald Davis, Keith B. MacDonald, Keith B. MacDonald's Military Service, Koochiching County, McDonald Land and Trading Co., Minnesota, Miriam McDonald, Oregon, Spokane County, Vivian McDonald McKanna, Washington State | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ronald’s story Continues! Revisiting Grand Prairie, Alberta and mention of Albany, Oregon

It is time to pick up my grandfather’s story and follow his migrations. The post dated October 5, 2010, “R.S. McDonald Leaves International Fall, left Ronald or R.S. on his way to Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada. The photograph above has … Continue reading

Posted in Albany, Alberta, Bezanson, CANADA, Cheney, Eddie L. McDonald & her Collection of Junk, Edmonton, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grande Prairie, International Falls, Jean McDonald Davis, Keith B. MacDonald, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Miriam McDonald, Miriam's Notes, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Oregon, Smokey Point, Vivian McDonald McKanna, Washington State | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alberta, Alexander McDonald, ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, CANADA, Cheney, E.E. Petersen, Eddie L. McDonald & her Collection of Junk, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grande Prairie, Henry Otto, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Koochiching County, McDonald Land and Trading Co., MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Miriam's Notes, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Smokey Point, Spokane County, Washington State | Tagged , , | Leave a comment