Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County, IL 1885


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Morris McDonald, Westfiled, was born May 28, 1833, near Albany, N.Y.. His parents, Morris and Johanna (Manning) McDonald, were natives of County Kerry, Ireland. They came to the United States in 1831, and lived near Albany, N. Y., about five years, and then removed to Fall River, Mass., where they resided nearly fourteen years. In 1849 Morris McDonald, Sr.. came to Bureau County, Ill. and bought 120 acres of land. The family came the following year.The parents died on their homestead in Westfield Township. They had ten children, of whom seven came to Bureau County, Ill., but only two of them are now living here, viz.: Mrs. Hannaora Coughlin and Morris McDonmald, Jr., our subject. Morris McDonald was reared here and has made farming his occupation, in which he has been successful. He has now a farm of 120 acres. Religiously he is a member of the catholic church, and politically is connected with the Democratic party.


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