|DaveVangsness||RE: DAvid Donald|
No I'm not related. Just entering photos I took a couple years ago. I did find this info about David:
BOOK - HISTORY OF FILLMORE COUNTY, MN., VOLS. 1 & 2, PUBLISHED IN 1912. David Donald, who first saw the light of day on the farm where he now lives, is said to have been the first white child born in Canton township, and the second white child born in the county, the date of his nativity being January 7, 1853. He received his education in the district schools, after which he took up farming on the home farm, where he remained until he was married in 1879, after which he purchased 100 acres of land in section 35, Canton township, and engaged in farming for himself for a period of four years, after which he returned to the old homestead, where he has followed general farming in a systematic manner ever since. He has a fine dwelling house and a complete set of outbuildings, and the farm is a model place in every particular. His 350 acres of well-tilled and fully developed land, show thrift and enterprise, and bespeak of the ability of their owner. For several years he was much interested in the breeding of Poll-Angus cattle and of Norman and Clydesdale horses. Mr. Donald is a man of good sound judgment and farsightedness. His honor and integrity have won for him a high standing in the community where he was born and where he has lived all his life. Some years ago he retired from the activities of farm life, and his place is now successfully conducted by his son-in-law, Allen Whitset. The subject of this sketch was married December 25, 1879, to Eliza Jane Frego, daughter of Godfrey Frego. Mr. and Mrs. Donald were the parents of two children, Mary F. and Mabel C. Mary F. was born August 13, 1882, and is the wife of Allen Whitset, of Canton township. Mabel C. was born January 24, 1887 and married Earl Rolens, D. D. S., of Spirit Lake, Iowa, where they now live. Mrs. David Donald was an artist of ability and the paintings in the Donald home show talent, training, and a truly esthetic appreciation of art values as well as a technical mastery of the brush. She passed away March 11, 1912, largely mourned and greatly missed not only by her family but by a great host of friends.