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.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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