Category Archives: Minnesota

Jack McDonald becomes Mayor!

I visited with my cousin Mary in 2000 and 2001 and she shared several stories of her father.  She told me that he was Mayor of International Falls for a period of approximately 2 years (1922-1924).   He was talked into it by … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Cheney, Gilbert and Mary McDonald Louiseau, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Koochiching County, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Sarah Maria Burns McDonald, Washington State, Yakima | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Jack and Sarah (Burns) McDonald Settle in Minnesota

Archie, Mary, Jack (John), Sarah and Nellie all settled in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota first and lived there till about 1905.  This is one of my favorite photos of Jack.  I do not know where it is taken but I think … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Beltrami County, Bemidji, Glengarry, International Falls, Itasca County, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Minnesota, Sarah Maria Burns McDonald | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

John (Jack) Archibald McDonald & Sarah M. Burns

One of the goals I had on my trip to Ontario and Quebec, was to try to find any reference I could about the marriage of John (Jack) McDonald and Sarah Maria Burns.  Jack, as he was called, is a son of Archibald … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives, CANADA, Chichester, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Libraries and Archives Canada, Minnesota, Miriam's Notes, Pontiac Archives Shawville, Quebec, Sheen Township and Sheenboro, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group Pembroke | Tagged , | 5 Comments

World War I – My McDonald Cousins Serve!

Over there, over there! Send the word, send the word, over there! That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming ev’rywhere! So prepare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to beware! We’ll be over, … Continue reading

Posted in Angus McDonald & Louisa Jane Hanson, Barclay Surname, Brainerd, Calvary Cemetery Seattle WA, Camp Dodge Polk County IA, Crow Wing County, George William McDonald, Gogebic MI, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Helena Mary McDonald & Claude Penglase, Iowa, Ironwood, Lorne Sandfield McDonald, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Michigan, MILITARY, Minnesota, Miriam's Notes, Rachel McDonald, TOMBSTONES & CEMETERIES, World War I | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment