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George W. McDonald

Source: Past and Present of Bureau County
Originally published 1906
Pioneer Pub. Co.
Chicago, IL

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society


George W. McDonald is operating the old homestead farm near La Moille. He was born in Bureau County, Illinois, February 2, 1872, and is a son of Lester Monroe and Rachel Ann McDonald. The father died in 1898, but the mother is still living with her son George on the old home farm. She was born in 1858, while Mr. McDonald was born in 1851. He was a farmer by occupation and devoted the greater part of his time and energies to agricultural pursuits. In the family of this worthy couple were the following named: George W., Alice M., David J., Frank, Mabel, Lester and Leonard, but the last named is now deceased.

George W. McDonald, whose name introduces this review, acquired his education in the common schools and was reared to the occupation of farming, early becoming familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the stock. He now operates the home farm and is one of the enterprising agriculturists of the community. In addition to the tilling of the soil he is engaged in the raising of Duroc Jersey and black hogs.

On the 1st of January, 1895, Mr. McDonald was united in marriage to Miss Alice Jane Anderson, the wedding being celebrated at her home in Van Orin, Bureau County. She died in 1898, and on the 1st of February 1905, Mr. McDonald wedded Gertrude Frances Williams, who was born in 1881.

Mr. McDonald is a republican in his political allegiance and votes for the best interests of the town at local elections. He is a member of the United Brethren church and is a Christian gentleman who commands the respect and confidence of those who know him. Fraternally he is connected with the Stars of Equity. He has always resided in this county and his well spent life has made him respected by all with whom business or social relations have brought him in contact.

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