Tag Archives: McDonell Family

May 1947: Nellie McDonald passes….

The year 1947 would be a tough year for Keith and his siblings.  He would lose his Aunt Nellie and his father Ronald within months of each other. Nellie was probably the only mother he knew, since his natural mother … Continue reading

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Alexander John McDonell & Ellen McPherson’s Family

Alexander John McDonell and Ellen McPherson are the great great grandparents of Keith.  They are his grandmother Mary’s father and mother. Alexander John has been discussed in past posts.  He appears in the 1861 Canadian Census for Pontiac County, Quebec with several … 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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Archie & Mary’s Children: George James McDonell

George James McDonell was born to Archie and Mary 22 July, 1878 but he is missing from the enumeration of the family in the Census of 1881.  So far no burial information has been found for George James but more research needs to be … Continue reading

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