Category Archives: International Falls

Archie & Mary’s Children: John Archibald McDonald

Keith’s Uncle John Archibald McDonell was born 3rd of June 1869 in Chichester and baptized on 14 June 1869 at the St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau.  Source:  Baptism, Marriage and Burial Index, St. Alphonsus Church, 1846-1920 FHL# B11, #1029797.  Also on Ancestry.com … 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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Mary McDonell Passes!

No sooner did Archibald pass than Keith lost his grandmother Mary.  I found a death certificate at the Family History Library on Film #2138530.  She passed on 8 September, 1913 #6084.  Mary Elizabeth McDonald died in International Falls, Koochiching Co., Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Archibald McDonald Dies Peacefully in His Sleep!

Keith was only 2 years old when his grandfather Archibald McDonald passed.  Archie went to bed one night and the next morning it was discovered that he had peacefully died in the night.   The International Falls newspaper was studied for an obituary notice … Continue reading

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