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Another Grand-daughter arrives in January of 1906...

Amarilla added to her duties as grandmother with another grandchild.

This grandchild was Miriam Audrey Amarilla McDonald.  Miriam was born the 15th of January 1906 in International Falls where her parents Grace (Barclay) and R.S. 246 more words


The Aftermath of a murder - Pine River in October 1898!

Pandemonium rained on the night of my great-grandfather George’s murder, October 29, 1898.  People were running here and there, shouting and yelling and there was a great deal of confusion.   725 more words

George Angus Barclay

On the Trail of the Muscallonge July 1897

A very kind individual sent me an article about George Barclay and Pine River taken from a journal written in 1897 and revisited  in the April/May 2005 issue of the… 332 more words

George Angus Barclay

Touring Glengarry: Glengarry Archives & the Sir John Johnson House

Ever since my Aunt Miriam wrote in her notes that Archibald McDonell, my great-grandfather, might have come from Glengarry, Ontario I have been fascinated.  So I have tried to learn as much as I can about the history and the area of Glengarry.   935 more words


Monday, May 21, 2012: A Tour of The Upper Ottawa, First Pembroke's Marina

The time had come for me to visit the locations and towns that I had been first introduced to by my Aunt Miriam’s notes back in about 1986.  451 more words


The Migration to Minnesota Begins for the McDonell's!

Ronald S. McDonald, Keith’s father and my grandfather, appears in the Minnesota State Census for the year 1895.  He is living in Hennepin County, Minnesota.  He has been living in Minnesota for 4 years.  521 more words


Daniel & Elizabeth's Letter to Home!

My Aunt Miriam had a letter in her possession which was in rather rough condition.  As I read this letter I realized that it was written by my great great grandmother Elizabeth (Keller) Spracklin.  1,277 more words