McDonald Family Crest
Courtesy of Ernest Hatton, Jr.

Settlers IX: The Descendants of Andrew McDonald

This review has been prepared by Leo P. McDonald, 211 Clinton Ave.,Waverly, NY 14892, The Sullivan County Settlers Web Page is grateful to Mr. McDonald for the use of this labor of love.

T First Generation

Andrew McDonald was born 1807 in Ireland. He died 4 Jun 1839 and was buried in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Andrew immigrated to the US around 1837 and settled in Sullivan Co., PA. Andrew married Mary Hayden. Mary was born about 1792 in Ireland. She died 18 Feb 1879 and was buried in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Mary was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i John H McDonald was born 9 Apr 1830 and died 31 May 1900.

Comment from Leo P. McDonald: "I know that he came over from England about 1837 with his father Andrew and mother Mary Hayden. His father died 4 Jun 1839 when a tree fell on him. What I’m trying to find out is what happened to him and his mother from about 1840 till 1852 when he married Julia Ann Sheridan." (20 Aug 1999 in posting to the Sullivan County Queries Forum)

Second Generation

John H McDonald (Andrew ) was born 9 Apr 1830 in England. He died 31 May 1900 in Bernice, Sullivan, PA. and was buried 3 Jun 1900 in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. John was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. He was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. He was counted in a censur 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. John married Julia Ann Sheridan, daughter of John Sheridan and Catharine Farrell, in 1852. Julia was born 16 Apr 1837 in Connecticut. She died, 3 19 Dec 1907 in Punxsutawney, Jefferson, PA. and was buried 21 Dec 1907 in St, Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Julia was counted in a census 1850 in Cherry Township, Sullivan,PA. She was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. She was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. They had the following children:

+ 3 M i Andrew McDonald was born 2 Mar 1855 and died 31 Jan 1913.
  4 F ii Kathline McDonald was born 1857. Kathline was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  5 F iii Mary McDonald was born 1859. Mary was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  6 M iv John McDonald was born after 1860. He died Nov 1862. and was buried in St. Basil Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA.
  7 F v Elizabeth McDonald was born 1861. Elizabeth was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.
  8 F vi Julia E McDonald was born 1863. Julia was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  9 F vii Prudence McDonald was born 1867. She died in 1948 and was buried in St. Frances Cemetery. Mildred, Sullivan, PA. Prudence was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. Prudence married John Daly. John was born 1863. He died 1948 and was buried in St. Frances Cemetery. Mildred, Sullivan, PA.
  10 F viii Clarissa McDonald was born 1869. Clarissa was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. She was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
+ 11 F ix Jane McDonald was born 8 Apr 1872.
  12 F x Mildred McDonald was born Aug 1875. Mildred was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. She was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.
  13 F xi Florence F McDonald was born Feb 1878. Florence was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. She was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.
  14 M xii Lawrence McDonald was born Jul 1881. Lawrence was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.

Third Generation

By the time of the Third Generation, the McDonalds had become miners. They lived and breathed the mine air of Sullivan county, particularly in the coal town of Bernice (pronounced "Bur-nis" ), PA. Bernice was the sister community to Mildred, just east of Dushore in Sullivan County. For reasons unknown, part of Bernice was also known as "Chinatown" and the folks who lived in Bernice had unique nicknames when they were in the Chinatown area. Attached is a picture of the Turnpike Road in Bernice taken about 1906 when the mining industry was in full bloom. The house nearest to the viewer was once occupied by Thomas and Julia Ann (McDonald) Murray, the sister and brother-in-law of John Baptist McDonald and the daughter of the Andrew McDonald we are about to learn about} (Information and picture from Leo P. McDonald, September 1999)


[Click on pictures to see original copy!]

Andrew McDonald (John H , Andrew ) was born 2 Mar 1855 in Sullivan Co., PA. He died 31 Jan 1913 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. and was buried in SS, Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, PA. Andrew was counted in a census 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. He was counted in a census 1870 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. He was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. He was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Andrew married Annie E. Curran, daughter of John Curran and Anne Vallilee, on 31 Aug 1882 in SS, Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, Bradford, PA. Annie was born 2 Jan 1859 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. She died 3 Jul 1938 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. and was buried 5 Jul 1938 in SS, Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, PA. Annie was counted in a census 1860 in Towanda Borough, Bradford County, PA. She was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. They had the following children:

+ 15 M i John Baptist McDonald was born 4 Jun 1883 and died 3 Jan 1938.
+ 16 M ii Andrew Benedict McDonald was born 24 Aug 1885 and died 20 Jan 1911.
+ 17 M iii Hugh Bernard McDonald was born 11 Jun 1887 and died 1962.
+ 18 F iv Mary Blanche McDonald was born 12 May 1889 and died 1958.
+ 19 M v Lawrence Aloysius McDonald was born 21 Jun 1891.
+ 20 F vi Julia Anna McDonald was born 21 Feb 1893 and died 21 Mar 1951.
  21 M vii Paul J McDonald was born 15 Aug 1894. Paul was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.
  22 M viii Joseph McDonald was born 23 Jan 1896. He died 16 Aug 1896 from Cholera.
  23 F ix Elizabeth M McDonald was born 6 Nov 1897. She died 1956 and was buried in St. Basil's, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Elizabeth was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Elizabeth married George Moore on 26 May 1924. George was born 22 Jun 1899. He died 3 Aug 1980 and was buried in St. Basil's, Dushore, Sullivan, PA.
  24 F x Kathleen McDonald was born 2 Apr 1900. She died 1955 and was buried in SS, Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, PA. Kathleen was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA.
+ 25   xi Clare McDonald was born 18 Mar 1901.

Jane McDonald (John H , Andrew ) was born 8 Apr 1872 in Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Jane was counted in a census 1880 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. Jane married Thomas J Fitzgerald on 18 Jun 1895. They had the following children:

  26 M i John D Fitzgerald.
  27 M ii Thomas Fitzgerald.

Fourth Generation

  John Baptist McDonald "JB" (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 4 Jun 1883 in Sullivan Co, PA. He died 3 Jan 1938 in Athens, Bradford, PA. from a heart attack and was buried 7 Jan 1938 in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. JB was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. JB married Maude E Bump, daughter of Edmond L Bump and Rhoda Adeline Beeman, on 26 Aug 1907 in Corning, NY. Maude was born 18 Feb 1885 in Albany Township, Bradford, PA. She died 23 Jun 1973 in West Burlington, Bradford, PA. and was buried in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. See photographs of John Baptist McDonald and of Maude Bump with her son Leo R. McDonald taken in 1946 upon his discharge from the Marine Corps. [Click on Pictures to see originals]

They had the following children:

  28 M i Edward Andrew McDonald was born 27 Jun 1909 in Painted Post, NY. He died Dec 1976 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. and was buried in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. Edward married Buela Whitmoyer.
+ 29 M ii Lawrence Aloysius McDonald was born 17 Aug 1912 and died 22 Apr 1998
+ 30 M iii John Francis McDonald was born 28 Jan 1914 and died 28 May 1981
+ 31 M iv Joseph John McDonald Sr. was born 14 Jul 1915 and died 26 Jun 1966
+ 32 M v Bernard Paul McDonald was born 19 Dec 1917 and died 4 Jan 1985
+ 33 M vi Leo Raphael McDonald was born 20 Oct 1920
+ 34 F vii Charlotte Ann McDonald was born 10 Jun 1923 and died 26 Jul 1968


The attached group picture, taken in 1932 in Athens, PA, shows the family of John Baptist and Maude (Bump) McDonald. From left to right (with their Chinatown nicknames where known in parentheses) are John Francis ("Slim"), Joseph, Bernard ("Sam"), Edward ("Moes"), Charlotte, Maude, Leo ("Cork") and John Baptist. Lawrence ("Squib") is missing from the picture}{ . (Information and picture from Leo P. McDonald, September 1999)
[note: click on picture to see original]

Andrew Benedict McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 24 Aug 1885. He died 20 Jan 1911 in Painted Post, NY. and was buried 23 Jan 1911 in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Andrew was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Tool Works Dec 1910 - 20 Jan 1911 in Painted Post, NY. He was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Andrew married Mina Grace Wilcox on 2 Feb 1910. They had the following children:

  35 F i Margaret McDonald died May 1993 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. Margaret married Sam Lamberson.

Hugh Bernard McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 11 Jun 1887. He died 1962. Hugh was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Hugh married Sarah Mary Walsh on 17 Aug 1914. Sarah was born 1887. She died 1947 and was buried in Waverly, Tioga, NY. They had the following children:

  36 M i Eugene P McDonald was born about 1915. Eugene graduated 1933 from the Old Athens High School, Athens, Bradford, PA.
  37 M ii Leo F McDonald was born about 1916.

Mary Blanche McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 12 May 1889. She died 1958 and was buried in St. Basil's, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Mary was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Mary married William Arthur Yonkin son of John Henry Yonkin and Agnes Litzelman, on 29 Oct 1913. William was born 1893. He died 1966 and was buried in St. Basil's, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. They had the following children:

  38 F i Mary Elizabeth Yonkin was born 1921. She died 1990 and was buried in St. Basil's, Dushore, Sullivan, PA.

Lawrence Aloysius McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 21 Jun 1891 and died at age 56 of a heart attack. Lawrence was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Lawrence married Elizabeth Cowley (See her picture as a young woman with two friends in the Picture Bin in the Image Gallery) on 2 Jun 1914. Elizabeth was born 1890 in Dushore, Sullivan, PA.. She died 25 Jun 1931 and was buried 27 Jun 1931 in St Basil Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Here is her obituary, which indicates the many relationships this McDonald family had by marriage, given the list of attendees:

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
July 1, 1931

Mrs. L. A. McDonald of Hillard street, Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday in the Mercy hospital, following an operation.

She is survived by her husband, four children, Mary, Helen, Andrew and Robert; also her father, Thomas Cowley of this place; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene Giles of Ithaca, Agnes of Wilkes-Barre and Winifred and Rita also of Dushore and one brother, John J. Cowley of Stroudsburg.

The body was brought ot the home of her father, Thos. Cowley of German street. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in St. Basil's church. High mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. M. F. Sweeny. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

The pall bearers were: John Rouse, Lawrence Sullivan, Edward McDonald, Harry Flynn, Bert Sheridan and Edward Howley. Flower carriers were John, Bernard, Joseph, Eugene and Leo McDonald,Frank and Jay Fries.

Among those who attended the funeral from out of town were:
Mrs. Anna McDonald and son Paul, John McDonald and family, H. B. McDonald and family, all of Athens; Mrs. George Moore of Pittsburgh, Clare McDonald of New York, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Cowley of Stroudsburg, Mrs. and Mrs. Eugene Giles and son Eugene of Ithaca; Mrs. Alice Carol, Mae Curran and Mrs. Roche, of Scranton; Mrs. Edward Barrett, Mrs. Thomas Curran and Mary Curran, of Towanda; Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan and family, Miss Mary Marnon of Williamsport; Eugene Sullivan and family and Bessie Sullivan of Avis; Thomas Murray and family, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Burns, Mr. and Mrs. James Law, Mrs. Samuel Smith, Mrs. Margaret Rose, Winifred Cowley, Mrs. Edward McHugh, Rita and Edward McHugh, Margaret Mills, Frank Pendergast and family, Mrs. Bridget Donohue, all of Wilkes-Barre.
Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Flynn, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sheridan, of Larksville; Mrs. Kate Howley, daughter Rose and sons, John and Edward, Mrs. Thomas Moore, Miss Stella Crane, all of Pittston; Mrs. P. J. Fitzgerald and son Donald of Falls; Mrs. James Harrison, Mrs. Martin Cavanaugh and family of Elmira; Mrs. John Collins, Mrs. Hannah Cooke, Catherine Walsh, Michael Dorner, Miles Hause, Mrs. Catherine Walsh, Edward Lindow, all of Binghamton; Mr. and Mrs. John Daly and family and Edward Meighan of Mildred; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Daley, Margaret, Theresa and Walter Walsh of Lopez; Michael Rouse, Anthony Collins, John Collins and Anthony Sheridan, all of Waverley.

Lawrence and Elizabeth had the following children:

  39 M i Andrew McDonald Andrew married Mary Barrett; he died at age 63 of a heart attack..
+ 40 M ii Robert McDonald. was born 9 Mar 1923 and died 9 Jan 1997; married Teresa Barrett.
  41 F iii Helen McDonald. was born 1919, lives in Bremerton, WA
  42 F iv Mary McDonald, died at age 62 of a heart attack..

Comments on Robert McDonald: "His father was one of ten children. I grew up better than he did. This resulted from his mother Elizabeth (Cowley) dying when she was 32 years old. His mother had three maiden sisters who stepped in and did a wonderful job of raising Bob, his brother Andrew and sisters Mary and Helen. His father did not remarry right away but naturally stuck close to Dushore where his children spent summers and all holidays. Bob’s father (Lawrence) was a conductor on the Lehigh Valley Railroad on the famous "Black Diamond." The McDonald family had a very strange vulnerability. Bob’s father, as I said, was one of 10. None lived past age 65 and all died of heart attacks….even the women. Bob’s father Lawrence was 56 when he died suddenly; his sister Mary was 62 and brother Andrew was 63. All sudden attacks. " (from Teresa Barrett McDonald, widow of Robert McDonald, personal letter to Mary Scott, 1998)

Julia Anna McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 21 Feb 1893 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. She died 21 Mar 1951 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. Julia was counted in a census 1900 in Cherry Township, Sullivan, PA. Julia married Thomas Murray on 11 Oct 1920. Thomas was born 26 Nov 1889 in Murraytown, PA. He died 23 Dec 1971 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

+ 43 F i Margaret Murray.
+ 44 F ii Joan Cecilia Murray was born 5 Jan 1926.
  45 F iii Elizabeth Murray was born 6 Nov 1926.
  46 F iv Ann Marie Murray was born 1927

Clare McDonald (Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 18 Mar 1901 and was christened 31 Mar 1901 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Clare married Timothy O'Conner on 15 Nov 1936 in St. Pius Church, NYC, NY. They had the following children:

  47 F i Betty O'Conner.
  48 M ii Bernard O'Conner.

Fifth Generation

Lawrence Aloysius McDonald "Larry" (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 17 Aug 1912 in Painted Post, NY. He died 22 Apr 1998 in Harrisburg, PA. Larry married Helen M Fraley. Helen was born 1911. They had the following children:

  49 F i Ann Reta McDonald
  50 M ii Jim McDonald
  51 M iii John McDonald
  52 M iv Lawrence McDonald

John Francis McDonald "Slim" (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 28 Jan 1914 in Painted Post, NY. He died 28 May 1981 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. Slim married Marion Elizabeth Morrison on 11 Feb 1939 in Scranton, Lackawanna, PA. Marion was born 24 Oct 1914 in East Towanda, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

+ 53 F i Theresa Mary McDonald was born 30 Apr 1940.
+ 54 F ii Patricia Ann McDonald was born 20 Jul 1942.
+ 55 F iii Jeanette McDonald was born 17 Aug 1945.
+ 56 M iv John James McDonald was born 19 Aug 1952.

Joseph John McDonald Sr. (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 14 Jul 1915 in Bernice, Sullivan, PA. He died 26 Jun 1966 in Athens, Bradford, PA. from a heart attack and was buried in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. Joseph married Marion White on 22 Jul 1944 in Athens Bradford, PA. Marion was born 25 Dec 1917 in Athens Township, Bradford, PA. She died in1993 in Athens, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

  57 M i Joseph John McDonald Jr. "Jack" was born was born 31 Aug 1948 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.
  58 F ii Mary Ann McDonald. was born 30 Jul 1951 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.

Bernard Paul McDonald "Sam" (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 19 Dec 1917 in Bernice, Sullivan, PA. He died 11 Jan 1985 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. and was buried in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Sam served in the Army 1941 - 1945 in World War 2. Sam married Elizabeth "Betty" Limerick.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 22, 2010

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McDonald

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McDonald, 91, widow of Bernard P. McDonald, of 101 Division St., South Waverly, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
"Betty" as she was known by her family and friends was born in Sayre on Dec. 15, 1918, the daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa Walsh Limerick. She was a graduate of Waverly High School, Waverly, N.Y., and the Elmira Business School in Elmira, N.Y. In early years, Betty was employed by John H. Murray & Son in Sayre and later served as South Waverly Borough Secretary for 22 years until her retirement. Betty was a dedicated communicant of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly her entire life. She enjoyed traveling, reading and word search puzzles.
She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. McDonald and Karen L. McDonald of Lockwood, N.Y.; grandsons, Casey M. McDonald and Colin M. McDonald, both of Lockwood, N.Y.; her sister, Louise Limerick of South Waverly, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas William "Bill" Limerick and Donna Limerick of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Bernard P. McDonald, on Jan. 11, 1985; a grandson, Cory M. McDonald in 1986; and a brother, John Limerick.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.

Bernard and Betty had the following children:

  58 M i Michael Baptist McDonald.

Leo Raphael McDonald, "Cork" (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 20 Oct 1920 in Bernice, Sullivan, PA. He died September 13, 2002 (see obituary below). Cork was baptized 23 Oct 1920 in Sullivan Co, PA. He graduated in 1941 from the Old Athens High School. He served in the military in the 9th Marine Def. Bat. in World War Two 28 Dec 1941 - 14 Sep 1945 in the South Pacific. Cork married Madeline Louise Hendershot, daughter of Floyd William Hendershot and Grace Anna Benninger, on 19 Jun 1950 in Athens, Bradford, PA. Madeline was born 14 Oct 1925 in Spring Hill, Bradford, PA. She died 6 Oct 1983 in Sayre, Bradford, Pa and was buried 9 Oct 1983 in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
September 15, 2002

Leo R. "Cork" McDonald, 81, of 119 E. Frederick St., Athens, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002.

Born Oct. 20, 1920, in Bernice, Pa., he was the son of John B. and Maude Bump McDonald. He was a resident of Athens since 1928 and was a 1941 graduate of Athens High School and was inducted into the Athens Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 for football, track and basketball prowess.

Cork was a decorated Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He served in the 9th Defense Battalion, an artillery unit stationed on numerous islands in the Pacific. His unit shot down 13 out of 15 Japanese Zeros that flew over his island. When the war was over, he was stationed at NAD Earle Colts Neck, N.J., as a "Horse Marine."

He was employed with General Electric, Elmira, N.Y., where he retired in 1980 after 40 years of service. Cork was an avid bowler, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, and a life member of the Skiff Bower Post No. 1536 V.F.W. of Sayre, the American Legion, the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1140 and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He was predeceased by his wife, Madelyn, in 1983, and a grandson, Sean, in 1995. He was also predeceased by one sister and five brothers. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Dave Catlin of Jackson, Mich., Susan and Jack Hartzel of Warren Center, and Linda and Ronald Birdsall of Vestal, N.Y.; his son, Leo "Pat" and Cindy McDonald of Waverly, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Berneda Rhodes of Sayre, Betty McDonald of South Waverly and Helen McDonald of Highsphire, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Bernard Hendershot of Barton, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in the Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre.

Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 14, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

Leo and Madeline had the following children:

+ 60 F i Joyce Marie McDonald was born 11 Nov 1945
+ 61 F ii Susan Kay McDonald was born 5 Nov 1952.
+ 62 F iii Linda Grace McDonald was born 15 May 1956.
+ 63 M iv Leo Patrick McDonald was born 29 Nov 1968.

Charlotte Ann McDonald (John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 10 Jun 1923 in Bernice, Sullivan, PA. She died 26 Jul 1968 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. and was buried in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. Charlotte married Walter Keegan. They had the following children:

  64 M i John Keegan.
  65 F ii Constance Keegan.
  66 M iii Charlies Keegan.
  67 F iv Janice Keegan.
  68 F v Rita Keegan.
  69 M vi Richard Keegan.

Robert McDonald (Lawrence Aloysius , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 9 Mar 1923 and was christened 26 Mar 1925 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. He died 9 Jan 1997 in Martin Memorial Center, Stuart, Martin, FL. Robert married Dr. Teresa Martha Barrett. Teresa was born 9 Feb 1924 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

+ 70 M i James C McDonald was born 19 May 1948.
  71 F ii Mary Elizabeth McDonald was born 4 May 1949 and was christened 29 May 1949 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. Mary was confirmed 22 Oct 1961 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA.

Margaret Murray (Julia McDonald , Andrew , John H , Andrew ). Margaret married David Michael George. They had the following children:

  72 M i David George.
  73 M ii Richard George.
  74 F iii Cristin George was born 6 Nov 1952.

Cristin married Michael Thompson.

Joan Cecilia Murray (Julia McDonald , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 5 Jan 1926 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. Joan married James Raymond Daly. James was born 10 Nov 1923 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. He died 2 Jul 1976 in Sayre, Bradford, PA.They had the following children:

  75 M i James Jeremiah Thomas Daly was born 7 Nov 1951 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. James married Bonnie Jean Albin. Bonnie was born 12 Feb 1954 in Milwaukee, WI.
  76 M ii Michael Joseph Raymond Daly was born 4 May 1953 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Michael married Marsha Glosinger.
  77 F iii Jo Ann Catherine Daly was born 30 Jul 1957.

Sixth Generation

Theresa Mary McDonald (John Francis , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 30 Apr 1940 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Theresa married Richard Henry Dunn on 2 Jul 1960 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

  78 F i Marie Theresa Dunn was born 31 Mar 1961 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. and was christened Apr 1961 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  79 M ii James Richard Dunn was born 5 Aug 1962 James married Catherine Ann White on 23 Aug 1983 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  80 M iii Joseph Patrick Dunn was born 16 Apr 1971 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. and was christened Apr 1971 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.

Patricia Ann McDonald (John Francis , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 20 Jul 1942 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Patricia married Richard Rodenbach on Jan 1971 in Polk Twp., PA. They had the following children:

  81 F i Julie Rodenbach was born 17 Apr 1971
  82 M ii Edward Rodenbach was born 7 Jan 1974

Jeanette McDonald (John Francis , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 17 Aug 1945 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Jeanette married Donald Hanchulak in 1965. The marriage ended in divorce. They had the following children:

  83 F i Marian Hanchulak was born 28 Mar 1966.
  84 F ii Donna Marie Hanchulak was born 21 Jun 1967.
  85 M iii Michael Hanchulak was born 5 Jun 1970.
  86 F iv Michelle Hanchulak was born 4 Feb 1972.

John James McDonald (John Francis , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 19 Aug 1952 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. John married Nancy Oliver on 25 Sep 1971 in Towanda, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

  87 F i Angelia McDonald was born 5 Feb 1974. Angelia married Ronald Newman on 20 Sep 1998 in Towanda, Bradford, PA.
  88 F ii Katherine McDonald was born 26 Jul 1976.

Joyce Marie McDonald (Leo Raphael , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 11 Nov 1945 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.. Joyce married David Ralf Catlin on 22 Feb 1964 in Horseheads, Chemung, NY. David was born 18 Apr 1942 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA. They had the following children:

  89 F i Kimberly Louise Catlin was born 10 Feb 1966.
  90 M ii Christopher Lynn Catlin was born 24 Aug 1967 in the Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Bay, Fla. Christopher married Kellie on 28 Nov 1998 in Michigan.
  91 F iii Mary Grace Catlin was born 29 May 1969.
  92 F iv Rebecca Anne Catlin was born 24 Sep 1974 in the Foot Hospital, Jackson, Jackson, Mi.

Susan Kay McDonald (Leo Raphael , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 5 Nov 1952 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. Susan married (1) Rex Miller. The marriage ended in divorce.

  93 M i Allen Wayne Miller was born 26 Oct 1971.

Susan also married (2) Ed Hickey. The marriage ended in divorce. They had the following children:

  94 M ii Joseph Keith Hickey was born 15 Mar 1978.

Susan also married (3) Jack Hartzel.

Linda Grace McDonald (Leo Raphael , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 15 May 1956 in Sayre, Bradford, PA. Linda married (1) Tom Wheatley. The marriage ended in divorce. They had the following children:

  95 F i Stephanie Lynn Wheatley.
  96 F ii Terry Wheatley was born 14 Dec 1973
  97 F iii Amy Jo Wheatley
  98 M iv Seth Thomas Wheatley

Linda also married (2) Ron Birdsall. They had the following children:

  99 M v Jarrod Patrick Birdsall.

Leo Patrick McDonald (Leo Raphael , John Baptist , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 29 Nov 1968 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.. Leo graduated in Jun 1987 from Athens High School, Athens, Bradford, PA. Leo married Cindy Lou Edwards, daughter of Brian Lee Edwards and Mary Jane King, on 27 May 1995 in Waverly, Tioga, NY. Cindy was born 30 May 1972 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.. Cindy graduated Jun 1991 from Waverly High School, Waverly, Tioga, NY. They had the following children:

  100 F i Tiffany Amber Edwards was born 10 Jan 1992 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA.
  101 M ii Sean Patrick McDonald was born 1 Oct 1995 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA. He died 2 Oct 1995 in Elmira, Chemung, NY. and was buried 5 Oct 1995 in Epiphany Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford, PA. Sean was baptized 1 Oct 1995 in Elmira, Chemung, NY.
  102 F iii Victoria Ashley McDonald was born 14 Jul 1997 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA..
  103 F iv Cassandra Ann McDonald was born 24 Jun 1999 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, PA..

James C McDonald (Robert , Lawrence Aloysius , Andrew , John H , Andrew ) was born 19 May 1948 and was christened 6 Jun 1948 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. James married Carol M Giering on 7 Aug 1971 in St. Basil Church, Dushore, Sullivan, PA. They had the following children:

  104 M i Keith McDonald was born 23 Nov 1973.
  105 M ii Kevin McDonald was born 10 Sep 1977.
         

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