Biography of Thomas McDonald
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Thomas McDonald was born in St. Louis, Missouri, December 9th, 1843. When a child of four years of age his parents removed to Point Douglas, Minnesota, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Thomas remained on the farm until July 15th, 1861, then enlisted in Company H, Second Minnesota Infantry, and served until December 27th, 1863. He then re-enlisted in the same company as a veteran and served until mustered out with the regiment at Fort Smelling, July 11th, 1865. Returning to civil life he came to Hastings, and for one year was a farmer, then was in mercantile pursuits till his stock was burned in 1871. After railroading one year, he in 1873, started a saloon in which he still continues. Alice N. Jennison, of Boston, Massachusetts, became his wife in September, 1865. Five children have been born to them; Cora B., Effie M., Abbie P., Grace and Amy.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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