|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1879|
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1952|
The Staples World, January 31, 1952
J.J. McDonald, Former Staples Resident, Dies
Word reached Staples last week of the death of John Joseph McDonald, 72, at the Sanford Hospital in Farmington, his death being attributed to a heart ailment. Mr. McDonald had been ill about three weeks prior to his death. His residence was in Minneapolis.
John Joseph McDonald was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald in Ontario, Canada, September 15, 1879. When a boy of about 12 years he came with his parents to the United States, locating in Staples.
He attended St. Johnís University near St. Cloud, and upon the completion of his education there, went to work for the Northern Pacific Railway company in Staples. He was promoted to conductor.
He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Rick in Staples in 1907, and to this union three children were born. They continued to live in the Staples from the time of their marriage until 1915 when he resigned from the company here and moved to St. Paul where Mr. McDonald became superintendent of the St. Paul-Southern electric railway company.
When World War I broke out he went into military service as a captain in the Russian railway service corps, serving for three years in that capacity in Russia and in the Orient.
After his discharge from the service he went to New York City where for 20 years he was general superintendent of the Kalman Construction Company. Then he went to Minneapolis where for the past 12 years he had been employed by the Honeywell Company.
Mr. McDonald was a member of St. Stevenís Catholic Church in Minneapolis, and when in Staples was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Surviving Mr. McDonald are his wife, Nellie, two daughters, Mrs. M.J. Crowley (Ruth) and Mrs. L. Dorson (Kathryn) both of New York City, and a son, Richard J., of Farmington. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. T.J. Maroney of Staples, Mrs. G.M. Broom of Minneapolis, Mrs. J.B. Phillips of Fargo, and Mrs. W.H. Hackett of St. Paul; and Thomas M. of Minneapolis, James P. of Eau Claire, Wis., Edward L. of Duluth, and Stanton F. of Cleveland, Ohio, all of whom were present for the last rites.
Funeral services were conducted from St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Farmington with the Reverend Fr. Nolan, pastor of the St. Stevenís Church in Minneapolis, officiating at the Solemn Requiem High Mass. Burial was made in the Farmington cemetery.
Mr. McDonald was a highly respected man in every community in which he had lived and this was exemplified by the many floral and spiritual bouquets given by friends at the time of his death.
Sir John Joseph McDonald (1848 - 1928)
Mary Jane Degnan McDonald (1853 - 1917)
John Joseph McDonald (1879 - 1952)
James Patrick McDonald (1882 - 1958)*
Marie Elizabeth McDonald Phillips (1883 - 1971)*
Ann I McDonald Broom (1885 - 1967)*
Thomas M. McDonald (1886 - 1961)*
Edward Leo McDonald (1889 - 1959)*
Kathleen McDonald Maroney (1891 - 1986)*
Evelyn Theresa McDonald Brink (1892 - 1940)*
Stanton Ferdinand McDonald (1895 - 1972)*
Saint Michaels Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Jim Childers
Record added: Sep 25, 2013
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