Category Archives: Yakima

Hilary McKanna’s Family!

There is definitely connection between the Angus McDonald family, the McKanna family and the Penglase family. The story is that Vivian met Hilary at Uncle Angus McDonald’s home in West Seattle. Angus’s daughter Helena Mary McDonald married a Claude Penglase … Continue reading

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Leola Vivian and Hilary McKanna begin Married Life!

The story is that Vivian met Hilary at Uncle Angus McDonald’s home in West Seattle.  Uncle Angus had spent time in Alaska although I have not been able to prove it. Angus McDonald was the older brother of R.S. and … Continue reading

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Nellie (Ellen Elizabeth) McDonald thru the Years!

Nellie passed in May of 1947 which was 12 months before I was born.  I never knew her.  It is well-known in our family that she took on the task of raising R.S.’s children after Grace’s death in 1911. Grace’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cheney, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Keith B. MacDonald, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Spokane County, Updates and Corrections, Vivian McDonald McKanna, Washington State, Yakima | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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