Jas. H. Donaldson was born Nov. 30, 1853, at Canada Settlement and lived practically all his life in Ogle County, Ill., where he engaged in farming. He died June 23, 1929, in his 76th year.

He married Agnes J. McNeil Jan.15, 1889. To this union three children were born: Robert W. of Chicago, Harold J. and Mildred, who live with their mother on the farm east of Polo. He is also survived by one brother, William W. of Polo and one sister, Ella I. McMaster of Fowler, Colorado.

Mr. Donaldson was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity to which he devoted a great deal of his time as long as his health permitted. He was a very devout and loving husband and father and his greatest pleasure seemed to be in trying to make life pleasant for those around him.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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