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John Joseph McDonald Family

This is the family of my g-grandfather, my grandmother Mary standing in the left back. He & some of the boys worked for the railroads. The family would always gather in Staples,MN for the holidays. This one was about 1903-5. Prior to 1892 when they arrived in Staples MN to work for the Northern Pacific/Great Northern railroads, the McDonald family lived in Brockville, Ontario, where John J and Mary Jane Clute married, in Leeds county, and a few years later in Smiths Falls, Lanark co., Ontario, until leaving for the USA. John J. Sr. had been first a brakeman and then conductor for the Grand Trunk Railroad in Canada. In the USA he continued on as a conductor until his death in 1928. ... show more

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Photo taken at Staples, Minnesota USA on
John Joseph McDonald Family

Stanton Ferdinand McDonald

Mini-biography
Born: Jan 28, 1895
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Eveline T. McDonald at 12 years old  ·  Kathleen McDonald at 12 years old  ·  Margaret Jane McDonald at 24 years old  ·  John Joseph (Jr.) McDonald at 23 years old  ·  Stanton Ferdinand McDonald at 9 years old  ·  Edward Leo McDonald at 14 years old  ·  Thomas Martin McDonald at 16 years old  ·  Ann Elizabeth McDonald at 19 years old  ·  Mary Louise McDonald at 50 years old  ·  James McDonald at 23 years old