Tag Archives: McDonald family

Nellie’s Charts – Her Mother Mary McDonell’s Family!

Ronald’s sister Nellie prepared the family genealogy in 1932 almost 20 years after the death of her parents Archibald and Mary McDonell.  Nellie (Ellen Elizabeth) had not been to Canada since 1901 when she immigrated with her parents and brother … Continue reading

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Archie & Mary McDonell in 1871

We back up a little and return to 1871 and the Canadian Census which features the family of Archibald and Mary McDonell, the great grandparents of Keith.   As you can see John and John Alexander are missing.  These are the … Continue reading

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Ronald S. McDonald – A Dam is Built!

  Keith’s father Ronald received a telegram on January 24, 1905  from a C.J. Rockwood that indicated that the construction of the dam across the Rainy River could commence.  The telegram was presented in the Koochiching Press on the front page!    … Continue reading

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Ronald S. McDonald or known as just R.S.

Miriam, Keith’s sister, writes in her notes that her father Ronald was born in Chapeau, Quebec in 1866.  His parents were Archibald and Mary MacDonell.  Ronald learned about the lumber business growing up on the Upper Ottawa River and came to Minnesota … Continue reading

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