Category Archives: TOMBSTONES & CEMETERIES

The Migrations of Downeys and MacDonalds…

Before I launch into sharing about my dad, Keith’s, growing up and learning the craft of airplane mechanic in the Army Air Corp, I want to go back in time and share additional information that has come to light about … Continue reading

Posted in Ambrose McDonell & Gray Annie McCarthy, Duncan & Elizabeth (Sauve) McDonell, Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Hugh Downey and Theresa McDonell, John McDonald and Julia Lacour/Record, Saskatchewan, Sheen Township and Sheenboro, St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Leroy SK, Updates and Corrections | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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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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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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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