Category Archives: Bemidji

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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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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Sarah M. (Burns) McDonald passes!

Jack had died in December of 1949 and Sarah, his wife, followed just shy of two years.  They are both buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery in International Falls.  This cemetery is part of the Forest Lawn Cemetery and there … Continue reading

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Jack McDonald succumbs – 1949

Here is another photograph like the ones I featured in the last post.  This time Jack has a straw hat on and he is standing in between his two siblings. LtoR: Vivian, Nellie, Jack, R.S., Miriam.  If you study the … Continue reading

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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

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