Duncan McDonald, an old settler of Harlem township, and a much-respected resident died at his farm home, about three miles north of Argyle, Monday evening. Mr. McDonald came to the Scotch settlement about 25 years ago, and by the sterling qualities of his make-up won and retained the respect and affection of the many who were among his acquaintances. Deceased was between 55 and 60 years of age, a farmer of that section and well off in this world's goods. He was a member of the Argyle Church and held in high esteem for his kindness, integrity, and charity.
Death was the result of a complication of diseases.
The funeral occurred to-day, Dr. Sutherland conducting the services. Deceased leaves a wife and family of grown-up children.
Harlem Township, Illinois
Duncan Mc Donald Self M 55 Scotland
Isabella Mc Donald Wife F 47 Scotland
David Mc Donald Son M 22 Illinois, United States
Isabella Mc Donald Daughter F 17 Illinois, United States
William Mc Donald Son M 11 Illinois, United States
Elizabeth Ralston Sister-in-law F 36 Scotland
↑ "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJS-H3P : 10 February 2018), Duncan Mcdonald, 18 Oct 1821; citing , reference 2:16BKHSC, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M854-L5Z : 12 April 2016), Duncan Mcdonald in household of John Andrew, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 39, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X25H-B8S : 6 November 2017), Duncan Mcdonal and Esabelle Ralston, 1857; citing Boone, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,104.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M64M-H2S : 12 April 2016), John Mcdonald in household of Duncan Mcdonald, Illinois, United States; citing p. 12, family 88, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX2S-2GS : 14 August 2017), Duncan Mc Donald, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 220, sheet 54A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0261; FHL microfilm 1,254,261.
Find A Grave: Memorial #53431412 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2018), memorial page for Duncan McDonald (18 Oct 1821–11 May 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53431412, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .