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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Jos M'Donald, pioneer, is dead --1917
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 02:40:37 -0600


Chicago Tribune obit
Oct 29, 1917

JOS. M'DONALD, PIONEER, IS DEAD.

JOSEPH MCDONALD, one of Chicago's oldest citzens and an early member
of the board of trade, died last evening in his residence at 12 West
Chestnut
street after a week's illness of pneumonia. He was born in Abbylaix,
Ireland,
and came to Chicago in 1847. For two years he was in the wholesale
dry goods
business with his brother in South Water Street, and later became a
merchant
in what is now West Chicago.

Later he formed a partnership with Merrill Follansbee and then with
Charles Trego
in what at the t ime was one of the largest commission firms on the
board.

He was a founder of the Hibernian Bank and a charter member of the
Academy of Sciences. He was married to Ellen Kingsbury PRINDIVILLE, who
died last January. Two daughters, Mrs Charles H HAMMILL and Mrs
Edward J. MEANEY, survive.



Note: I think "Abbylaix" is "Abbeyleix" in Queens County.



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