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Alex B. McDonell

Alex B. McDonell

Posted: 7 Sep 2008 9:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was going through an elderly relative's newpaper clippings in Ontario and came across a partial article from an unidentified newspaper, discussing the contents of a Sir Alexander B. McDonell's will. I could not find out much information about him on the internet, except for an earlier post on this message board talking about the death of his brother Allan in Glengarry ON, in Sept 1904.

I would like to eventually find out whether or not this is a relative. Any info about him would be greatly appreciated!

The following is the text of the clipping, which is incomplete:

Endowment for M'Donell School:

The will of the late Sir Alexander B. McDonell was entered for probate Tuesday afternoon. The value of the estate will not be known until the appraisers finish with their work. The will was made August 9, 1909 and provides for the disposition of property in case of the death of his son, Alexander A. McDonell.Bequests of the will are as follows:To Alexander A. McDonell, his son, the deceased bequeathed all his personal property and homestead. To Donald and Margery McDonald, Glengarry, Ontario, $10 000 each. To Angus McDonell, Glengarry, Ontario, $5000To S.B. Nimmons, Chippewa 50 shares of stock in the Lumberman's National Bank, Chippewa Falls..Florence O'Neill, New York, $5000. Henry O'Neill, $2,500. Otillia Ruff, Chippewa Falls, $7000. Estella M. Granger, Kankakee, Ill. $3000. Katherine McKay, Altoona, $3000. Mrs. Angus J. McDougal, Minneapolis, $3000. Hotel Diew Hospital, Cornwall, Ontario Canada $5000. Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States, $5000. St Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, $1000.In memory of my beloved children, Emily R. McDonell and Donald Henry McDonell, who were drowned together in Long Lake, Chippewa county, Wis. on the 25th day of June, 1900, I give, devise and bequeath with the bishop of the Catholic church of the diocese of LaCrosse, Wis. and to the Notre Dame Parish Catholic church of Chippewa Falls, the sum of $25000, in trust, said sum to be invested and used for the maintenance of the McDonald Memorial HIgh school in Chippewar Falls, Wisconsin. The residue of the estate is left to Mr. Wm Irvine, Chippewa Falls, Mr. Fred E. Weyerhauser, St. Paul, and Mr. S.B. Nimmons, Chippewa Falls, who are to have full charge of the estate and are appointed ex-.....

Re: Alex B. McDonell

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 8:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonell McDonald
Is this previous post related:???
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colleen (View posts)
Posted: 22 Nov 2004 11:23PM GMT

SOURCE: Classification: Query

SOURCE: Macdonald, Allan A.
Friday, September 16, 1904 est born abt 1828
Allan A. Macdonald
Allan A. Macdonald, formerly of the 9th concession of Charlottenburgh, died on Thursday of last week at the Hotel Dieu, Cornwall, aged 76 years. The deceased was never married. He was well known and highly esteemed throughout Stormont and Glengarry. His brother, Alex. B. Macdonald, President of the Lumberman’s National Bank of Chippewa Falls, Wis., was present at his bedside. The funeral took place on Friday to the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Hotel Dieu, Cornwall, where his sister, Mrs. Angus S. Macdonald, was buried Saturday, Sept. 3rd.
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Re: Alex B. McDonell

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 4:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonell
I have pictures of Emily Regina and Donald Henry McDonell children of Alexander McDonell who drowned when they were early teens. They were in possession of my ancestor Gertrude Leahy, one of the foundresses of the Polson Catholic Hospital. On the back of the photographs: Emily Regina McDonell (deceased) Beloved daughter of our very kind and generous Benefactor - hon. A. B. McDonell. Chippewa Falls, Wis. Are you still working on this line?
Ruth Tyson

Re: Alex B. McDonell

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Ruth,
We are creating a Historic Marker for the McDonell Memorial High School in Chippewa Falls. We would like to include photos of A.B. McDonell's family members because he donated the funds to build the school as a memorial to them. Would it be possible to receive digital photos of Emily Regina and Donald Henry McDonell from you?
Jim Schuh,VP, Chippewa County Historical Society

Re: Alex B. McDonell

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 2:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonell
Sorry, I did not see this email! Please let me know you received this.

Ruth Tyson
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