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William James McDonald
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1893
Sprague
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1918, France

The body of William J. McDonald who met death in Argonne forest October 12, 1918 arrived in Sprague Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Community church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Jonathan Edwards who was a pastor in Sprague when William was a boy here officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Clay E. Palmer.
Eight ex-service men acted as pallbearers and an escort of soldiers from Fort Wright were in attendance. A large gathering of friends were present to witness the last rites and pay their respects to the dead hero. The coffin was draped in a beautiful American flag and the floral tributes were many and likewise beautiful.
After the ceremonies at the church the procession led by the military escort proceeded to Lake View cemetery where the remains were interred. Rev. Edwards conducted closing services, the firing squad fired a three round salute over the grave and the bugler sounded taps.
The Sprague Advocate - Sprague, Lincoln, Washington - Thursday, September 29, 1921
 
 
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 Parents:
  John McDonald (____ - 1900)
  Agnes Irving McDonald (1858 - 1902)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann MacDonald Sirginson (1877 - 1956)*
  John Archibald McDonald (1879 - 1932)*
  Jessie MacDonald Henkel (1881 - 1963)*
  William James McDonald (1893 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Sprague
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: heeyjude
Record added: Jul 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20512205
William James McDonald
Added by: War Mothers Plaque
 
William James McDonald
Added by: Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
 
 
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Thinking of you as we plan for the Irving reunion in Scotstown, Quebec July 25-27, 2012.Sisters Karen Smith and Dianne Telfer (relatives) Thanks Judi for posting the pics and writeup.
- karen smith
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012

- Duffie and Kathy
 Added: Jun. 12, 2010

- Jen Snoots
 Added: Jun. 8, 2010
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