Category Archives: Itasca County

Brother Gordy!

Grace and Ronald welcomed their first son Gordon who was born on the 3rd of May, 1904 in Grand Rapids, Itasca Co., Minnesota.  He followed Vivian.     His full formal name is:  Ronald Gordon George McDonald I always knew him as Uncle Gordy! … Continue reading

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Vivian’s Baby Book!

The Baby Book that Grace authored covers a short period of time in the family life of Ronald and Grace.  It takes place in the 1900’s and covers the events revolving around the life of their first child Leola Vivian.   You might not think … Continue reading

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Commissioner R. S. McDonald

  Keith’s father was commissioner for the city of International Falls. Miriam said in her notes about her brother Gordon, Keith’s older brother, “we have pictures of him campaigning for his father.” Unfortunately, I have never seen those photographs.   “To end the … Continue reading

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Ronald S. McDonald – A Dam is Built!

  Keith’s father Ronald received a telegram on January 24, 1905  from a C.J. Rockwood that indicated that the construction of the dam across the Rainy River could commence.  The telegram was presented in the Koochiching Press on the front page!    … Continue reading

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