Category Archives: Minnesota

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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Ronald’s story Continues! Revisiting Grand Prairie, Alberta and mention of Albany, Oregon

It is time to pick up my grandfather’s story and follow his migrations. The post dated October 5, 2010, “R.S. McDonald Leaves International Fall, left Ronald or R.S. on his way to Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada. The photograph above has … Continue reading

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Alexander Thomas McDonald passes in 1955

I never met my great Uncle Alex.  He died with I was 7 years old and we did live quite a distance from each other. Photo:  The following photograph is of Alexander visiting with his nephews, Keith is on the … Continue reading

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