Frank Joseph McDonald, secretary of the M. H. Smith Lithographing Company, was born in Carey, Ohio, January
11, 1890, a son of John and Catherine Griffin. His mother died when he was very young and he was reared by the
McDonalds, whose name he now bears. The country schools afforded him his educational privileges until he reached
the age of thirteen years, after which he continued his studies in the public schools of Toledo and thus laid a
good foundation upon which to build the superstructure of success in later life. He afterward learned the lithographer's
trade, acquainting himself with every phase and principle of the business and upon the organization of the M. H.
Smith Lithographing Company he become its secretary. His active experience and knowledge of the business is proving
an important element in the successful conduct of the present enterprise. During the World war he was connected
with the Evacuation Hospital service. On the 6th of March, 1918, he joined the army as a private and was sent overseas
on the 26th of July, being with the army until mustered out on the 27th of May, 1919, being engaged in active duty
in France for about ten months. It has been since his return that he became associated with the M. H. Smith Lithographing
Company and the diligence, thoroughness and capability he displays in connection with the business are substantial
elements in his growing success.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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