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1. Mary (---)

2. Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN
3. Acenith I. JONES

John P. McDONALD 4

  • Born: Feb 1846, WI 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary (---) about 1864 in WI 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN on 17 Sep 1893
  • Marriage (3): Acenith I. JONES on 22 Apr 1900 in probably Mills Co, IA 2 3
  • Died: 23 Mar 1913, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA at age 67 3
  • Buried: 25 Mar 1913, West Liberty Cem, Pacific Junction, Oak Twp, Mills Co, IA 3

bullet  General Notes:

1870 WI CENSUS, Grant Co, Beetown:
John McDOnald, 24, miner, $800 personal property, b. WI;
Mary, 23, keeping house, b. WI;
Mary, 5, b. WI;
Martha, 2, b. WI;
John, 1, b. WI;
3 boarders.

1880 WI CENSUS, Grant Co, Beetown:
John McDonald, 29, works in lead mine, could not read/write, b. WI, father b. MO, mother b. OH;
Mary J., wife, 29, keeping house, could not read/write, b. WI, father b. KY, mother b. VT;
Martha, dau, 11, at school, b. WI, parents b. WI;
John, son, 9, attended school, b. WI, parents b. WI;
William, son, 6, attended school, b. WI, parents b. WI.

1895 IA STATE CENSUS, Mills Co, Oak Twp: John P. McDonald, 48, b. MO.
(Note: Unsure if anyone else was living with him, since each resident was listed separately.)

1900 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Center Twp: John McDonald, Feb 1846, 53, married 0 yrs, b. WI, parnets b. WI, farm laborer; wife Acenith I., Nov 1850, 49, married 0 yrs, 3 children, 3 living, b. IN, parents b. IN. Listed next to William J. McDonald on census.

1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Mills Co, Glenwood P.O.: J. P. McDonald; A. McDonald; W. A. McDonald.

1910 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Center Twp: John McDonald, 56(?), 3rd marriage, married 9 yrs, b. NY, parents b. KY, farm laborer, working out; wife "Asena" E., 59, 4th marriage, married 9 yrs, 3 children, 2 living, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH.

OBIT - Opinion Tribune, Monday, March 31, 1913
As previously announced, the funeral and burial of Mr. and Mrs. John P. McDonald took place on Tuesday. Those of Mrs. E. F. Lambert, daughter Bertha and of Clyde Merritt occurred at the Methodist church in this city at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev Graves. The large church was crowded its utmost capacity even until standing room could barely be had the host off relatives and friends gathered to pay their respects to the memory of those so suddenly called from earth. The following obituary notices are furnished us by Rev. Graves:
McDonald Husband & Wife.
John P. McDonald was born in Bectown Wisconsin, Feb. 1847.
He removed to Iowa in winter of 1890. He is survived by a daughter who resides at Kearney, Nebr. .and a son William who lives in Mills county Iowa.
The wife, formerly Mrs. A. I. Jones. Avas married to John McDonald April 22, 1900. By a former husband she leaves two children, Mrs. O. N. Schade of Randolph Iowa,and Amos K. Hutchens of St. Joe Mo. Mr. McDonald was aged 66 years, one month and fifteen days and his wife aged 62 years three months, and twenty five days. Both were killed Sunday evening last in the cyclone on the Me Cluskey farm south of Glenwood.
(from Find a Grave)

OBIT - Malvern Leader, Thursday, May 27, 1913
The McDonalds - The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, two victims of the storm last Sunday, was held Tuesday, and they were buried in the West Liberty church cemetery north of Glenwood, and there was a large attendance. Rev. Joseph Stille conducted the services.
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald had lived on the McCluskey farm in the Mickelwait Hollow and were killed when that house was demolished and blown away. It is uncertain just how they were killed. They were evidently in the house and made no attempt to escape as there was a good cave close to the kitchen door. Mr. McDonald was dead when found, and Mrs. McDonald spoke but a few words.
They were an elderly couple, were married In 1900, and both had been married before. Mr. McDonald was born at Beetown, Wisconsin, and was aged 66 years, 1 month, and 15 days. He came to Iowa in 1890. He has two children\emdash William who has lived with him, and a daughter at Kearney, Neb. Will was away from home at Plattsmouth at the time of the storm.
Mrs. McDonald was aged 62 years 3 months 25 days. She was born in Indiana, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Jones, and her maiden name was Acenith I. Her people were early settlers in Mills County, living between Old Pacific and Folsom. She was a sister to Mrs. George Brower north of Glenwood, to Mrs.Charles Binkley of Oakland, and to A. R. Jones formerly of Oak township but now living at Loveland. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were here at the funeral, but it was not possible to get word to Mrs. Binkley. Allen Jones, a step-brother, was also here from Missouri Valley. She was the mother of Mrs. Charles N. Schade of Randolph, who has 9 children and one granddaughter. Mr. and Mrs. Schade were here at the funeral.
(from Find a Grave)

WEST LIBERTY CEMTERY, Pacific Junction, Oak Twp, Mills Co, IA;
John P. McDonald, Acenith McDonald and Elnora E. McDonald all buried Sec. 1, Row 16.
(Note: Elnora was the wife of William McDonald, son of John P. McDonald.)


John married Mary (---) about 1864 in WI.1 (Mary (---) was born about 1847 in WI.)


John next married Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN, daughter of Frederick SHAMBLEN and Aseneth "Sena" WICKHAM, on 17 Sep 1893. (Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN was born on 26 Jun 1846 in Enoch Twp, Monroe Co, OH,5 died on 24 May 1942 in Minnehaha Co, SD 6 and was buried in Glenwood Cem, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 5.)


John next married Acenith I. JONES on 22 Apr 1900 in probably Mills Co, IA.2 3 (Acenith I. JONES was born in Nov 1850 in IN,2 died on 23 Mar 1913 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 3 and was buried on 25 Mar 1913 in West Liberty Cem, Pacific Junction, Oak Twp, Mills Co, IA 3.)



1 1870 WI Census.

2 1900 IA Census.

3 Find A Grave.

4 Mills Co, IA Marriages.

5 Mills Co, IA WPA Graves Registration.

6 SD Death Index, 1905-1955.

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