Biography of Alexander Donaldson (1833- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) pp. 527-528.
Alexander is the eldest of their five children. He attended the common schools of Greenfield, Penn, and at the age of fifteen years began clerking in a store, where he remained until 1852, at which date he went with his father to California, and was a successful miner. After sojourning in that state two years he returned home, and the following year he was married to Mary FURNIER, a native of Washington County, born November 23, 1836. In 1856 he came West to look up a location, and the following year brought his family to Pike County, Mo., but since 1859 has made Lincoln County his home. He ownes a fine farm of 286 acres and has a pleasant and comfortable home. He suffered many privations incident to pioneer life, but overcame all thos obstacles, and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor. He is a Republican in his political views, and during the war served in the Enrolled Militia. He also served one term as justice of the peace, and is a Master Mason. He became the father of nine children.
His son, James S., was born in Lincoln County, June 7, 1864, and was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He farmed until 1886. then built a commodious store room, and he put in a nice stock of hardware, stoves and tinware. He is doing a fairly prosperous business. He votes the Republican ticket.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Mike Donaldson 3 Jan 1999. Link change
or update: 23 May 2000
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