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 James D. McDonnell

James D. McDonnell

Birth
Scotland
Death 20 Nov 1877 (aged 67)
Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
Burial Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
Plot McDonnell Family plot.
Memorial ID 6052297 · View Source
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James D. McDonnell
Was bore in Scotland in 1810 the youngest son of a Banker, But according to Scotish law he would inherit little from his fathers estate, So in the early 1840s he came to America to seek his fame & fortune. First to Penn. were he opened up a small Business supplying the local farmers with there needs in equipment and such. He Married his wife Amella in 1847. Then with the Gold rush of 1849 in CA. He packed up his Home & Wife and went out west. He Settled in Nevada in the mid 1850s Were he Ran a Dry Goods store were he did quite well for himself. His Beloved Wife Amella Passed away on Feb.8th 1864 He was so heart broken he had A CA. Stone maker make the largest Family Memorial in the Gold Hill Cemetery in her memory.
He himsely passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness (Cancer ?) on Nov.20 1877 and is now buried next to his Beloved Amelia. The attached photo of James C-1860s ic courtesy of Raymond Bell of Carson City who has the McDonnell family photo album.
The Photo of His Family Marker was taken in Sept. 2001 and the other two photos are to show you what the Gold Hill NV City Cemetery looks like today.


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  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 28 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6052297
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James D. McDonnell (2 Aug 1810–20 Nov 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6052297, citing Gold Hill Cemetery, Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .