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McDonald, Donald 1840-1920

MCDONALD

Posted By: Doris Hoffman (email)
Date: 7/19/2010 at 19:17:12

VETERAN IS DEAD
MCDONALD WELL KNOWN
TO ALL OLD TIMERS

OWNED RANCH NEAR MERRILL

Came to Northwestern Iowa Fifty
Years Ago to Work for Government
and Later Engaged in Stock
Raising.óWas Sheriff at One Time

Donald McDonald, 79 years old,
pioneer, former sheriff and civil war
veteran, known by thousands in
Sioux City and northwestern Iowa,
died suddenly at his home, 1901
George street, Tuesday morning at 7
o'clock of heart failure.

Mr. McDonald had been ill three
weeks with an attack of the grip, but
recuperated sufficiently to go down
town Monday afternoon. On returning
he appeared in good health.

Death came suddenly.

Mr. McDonald was born in Caledonia,
Livingston County, New York
state, September 28, 1840. He moved
to Wisconsin with his parents in 1849
and remained there until August 15,
1862, when he enlisted In the Union
army In Company B. Twenty-eighth
Wisconsin Infantry.

During the war he fought in a number
of battles, chief among these being
Helena, Hutle Rock, Pine Bluff
and Spanish Fort. Later he became
a member of the Grand Army of the
Republic, Gen. Hancock post.

In 1868 he journeyed across country
to Sioux City and was placed in
charge of government warehouses
here and in Yankton, S. D. Later he
was appointed deputy sheriff of Woodbury
county under John M. McDonald
and served in this capacity eight
years.

In 1881 he was elected sheriff.

Afterwards Mr. McDonald engaged
in farming and stock raising near
Merrill where he operated a ranch
for several years. In 1895 he was
appointed government stock examiner,
which position he held until his
death. He was associated in one
way or another at the Sioux City
stock yards for fifteen years.

Mr. McDonald is survived by one
son, Duncan J. McDonald, 1901 George
street, and three daughters, Mrs.
Charles E. Garcy, Thirtieth and Nebraska
streets, Mrs. Paul Weatherby,
of Buck Grove, la,, and Helen McDonald,
1901 George street. Two nieces
Mrs. Murray Ramsey and Mrs. Jay
Darling, of Des Moines; a nephew
Edmund Pendleton, 1710 Rebecca
street, and one granddaughter, Virginia
Garey, Thirtieth and Nebraska,
also survive.

Funeral arrangements are being
held up pending word from Mrs.
Garey, a daughter, who is now in California.

Le Mars Semi-weekly Sentinel
Friday, February 13, 1920
Le Mars, Iowa


 

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