|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1894|
|Death: ||May 23, 1973|
William Alex, the fourth of Albert Fitzgerald and Cornelia McDonald's seven children, was born Feb. 21, 1895, in Abilene. "Dad was the adventurous type," said Craig McDonald. The family's history notes that he volunteered as a fill-in for the motor dome rider who quit during the Taylor County fair in 1913 and performed several times on his Indian motorcycle a feat his mom learned about two weeks later.
When the family moved to Lubbock in 1914, McDonald joined the fire department as a volunteer
That year he also began working as delivery boy and eventually became a cattle dealer, farmer, partner in meat packing firm and a director of First National Bank.
In the early 1920s, McDonald formed a partnership with W.R. Dickinson, a stockman and rancher in the cattle-buying business, establishing McDonald Packing Company, located just south of East 19th Street on the edge of the canyon.
McDonald's affection for helping children was demonstrated through his service in various organizations. He received in 1950 the Boys Scouts of America Silver Beaver award, the highest recognition given, and served until his death on the boards of the Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Treatment Center and the Children's Home of Lubbock. "Elec" was a deacon at Broadway Church of Christ, and served as an elder for 19 years. He loved the Lord and was a great servant. He inspired everyone who was fortunate to know him. He also believed in hard work and expected it from us. He called everyone "Pal".
But McDonald's favorite pastime was fishing. "He started going to the Rockport area in 1948-49," It was there McDonald died May 23, 1973. Upon his death, the First National Bank Board of Directors issued a resolution in his honor, as did the Senate of the 63rd Legislature of Texas.
"He had shared in the making of history, in his beloved High Plains of Texas."
Albert Fitzgerald McDonald (1859 - 1924)
Cornelia Gray McDonald (1869 - 1960)
Lola Alfreda Craig McDonald (1900 - 1996)
Conny Marie McDonald Martin (1925 - 2010)*
Betty Jane McDonald Peak (1926 - 2003)*
Albert Fred McDonald (1928 - 2006)*
Mickey Kent McDonald (1939 - 2008)*
Kirby Eli McDonald (1887 - 1943)*
Mary Christian McDonald Niblack (1888 - 1976)*
William Alex McDonald (1894 - 1973)
Evelyn Gray McDonald Pruitt (1908 - 1969)*
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Created by: Bill Winner
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65057089