Category Archives: Minnesota

Eddie’s “Collection of Junk” – Brother Gordy early 1920’s!

Eddie’s Collection of Junk scrapbook had a few artifacts that featured her older brother Gordy.  He was formally named Ronald Gordon McDonald and get’s confused with his father Ronald Sandfield McDonald.  He was always “Uncle Gordy” to me. While Vivian … Continue reading

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Nellie McDonald becomes caretaker of Grace’s children!

Nellie or rather Ellen Elizabeth McDonald migrated with her parents from Chichester in 1900/1901 and lived with them in Bemidji till they moved to International Falls in 1905. She was living with her parents and brother Alexander in 1910 per the … Continue reading

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R.S.’s Traveling Card – Knights of Columbus

R.S. McDonald was involved with the Knights of Columbus.  He was issued a Traveling Card on 11/24/1919 by the Koochiching Council #1540. This places my grandfather R.S. in Cheney, Washington by 1919. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal … Continue reading

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A Scandal in Koochiching County circa 1918!

Koochiching County, Minnesota’s north boundary touches the Canadian border. Koochiching broke off from Itasca County and became its own county in 1906.  Keith’s father, Ronald (R.S.) was there to help plat the town of International Falls and at one point … Continue reading

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