Category Archives: Bemidji

Life in Bemidji!

Archie’s sons decided that their parents were getting too old and brought them down from Chichester to Bemidji after 1901.  Why they went to Bemidji instead of going to International Falls may have had something to do with access.  It … Continue reading

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Archie visits Glengarry County?

Aunt Miriam’s notes suggested that Archie went to Glengarry County to visit before he headed to Minnesota. (See the post before this.)  Unfortunately, it is not known where Keith’s grandfather was born or even if he was born in Glengarry County.  … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Beltrami County, Bemidji, CANADA, Chichester, Glengarry, JOHN & SARA MCDONELL - Archie's Family, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Ontario, Pontiac County, Quebec, Roy Macdonell, the mystery on Archie's side, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Archie and Mary McDonell say goodbye to Chichester and head for Bemidji!

Archie was about 63 years old in 1901 and Mary, his wife, was about 61.   The story in my father Keith’s family, as told by his sister Miriam, is the sons of Archie and Mary decided it was time for their parents to … Continue reading

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Glengarry in Ontario, Canada – Origins of Archibald McDonell?

Keith’s sister Miriam writes that Archibald went back to his birth location before he migrated to Minnesota from Canada in 1901.  This information has been shared before but it is worth repeating here: Unfortunately, Glengarry, Ontario changed in size over the … Continue reading

Posted in Beltrami County, Bemidji, CANADA, Glengarry, JOHN & SARA MCDONELL - Archie's Family, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Miriam's Notes, Ontario, Roy Macdonell, the mystery on Archie's side | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jack McDonald & Sarah Maria Burns!

Jack McDonald, brother to Ronald and Uncle to Keith, made his home in International Falls and lived a long life there.  His formal name was John Archibald but everyone called him “Jack.”  The photo of Jack was taken in his daughter’s home … Continue reading

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