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Frank M. McDonald
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1862
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1923
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Ellen Mayers. Son of Robert B. McDonald and Ellen Osman


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, November 29, 1923


Frank M. McDonald, son of Robert and Ellen McDonald, was born in Missouri on November 3, 1862 and died at his home near Tipperary, Iowa on November 19, 1923, at the age of 61 years and 10 days. At the age of six months he moved with his parents to Iowa and has spent most of his life in this vicinity.

He was married to Miss Ellen Mayers, who preceded him in death in 1916. To this union were born eleven children, ten of whom are living. They are: John William, George Washington, Thomas Clarence and Mrs. Ben Mingles, of Tipperary; Charles Edward of Russell; Francis Arthur of Woodburn; Alfred Levi and Mrs. Albert Baylor of Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Fred Peterson of Osceola; and Mrs. Tony Jures of Chicago, Ill. One daughter, Elizabeth, died at the age of fourteen years in 1899.

Besides the children who mourn their loss, there are two sisters, Mrs. Frank Beebout of Winterset, and Mrs. Ida Norris of Omaha, Nebraska, and one brother, John, of Council Bluffs, fifteen grandchildren and a host of friends.

In 1919 he was again married to Mrs. Will Holliday, who survives him. Early in life he joined the Methodist church at Coal Glen and has since been an active worker in Sunday school and church work.

His illness was brief and almost from the first he said that he would not recover and expressed his willingness to go. Many of his last hours were spent in singing hymns, some of which were chosen for the funeral services.

He selected his minister, Robert Bingaman, and his pall bearers and made other arrangements for his departure. He was conscious almost to the last and knew his children, who were all with him in his last days, and also his sister, Mrs. Beebout, whom he had not seen for several years and who had arrived just a few hours previous to his death.

Largely attended funeral services were held at Coal Glen on Wednesday afternoon after which his remains were laid to rest in the Coal Glen cemetery.

He will be sadly missed as a church worker and as a neighbor in the community where he has spent so many years. Friends here extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright
Family links: 
  Robert B. McDonald (1832 - 1909)
  Ellen Osman McDonald (1836 - 1902)
  Ellen Mayers McDonald (1864 - 1916)
  Sarah Elizabeth McDonald (1884 - 1899)*
  John William McDonald (1884 - 1944)*
  Charles Edward McDonald (1887 - 1964)*
  Olive McDonald Peterson (1889 - 1969)*
  Emma Mary McDonald Mingles (1891 - 1942)*
  George W McDonald (1898 - 1961)*
  Thomas Clarence McDonald (1901 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Coal Glen Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 3 Grave 5
Created by: Skip
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37656362
Frank M. McDonald
Added by: Doris Christensen
Frank M. McDonald
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To my Great Uncle Frank.. Theo's (Mrs Frank Bebout) youngest grandaughter...
- Sandy Bebout Cain
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014

- Skip
 Added: May. 24, 2013

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