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Alexander and Agnes Donaldson

Taken from Our Treasured Heritage-
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 306 - 307

Alexander and Agnes Donaldson came to Canada from Motherwell, Scotland in 1922 and 1923. Alexander and his oldest son Thomas coming first in 1922, and then Agnes and her other three sons Andrew, Alex and Jim and one daughter coming later in 1923. They came to Coalhurst to work in the mine; Alexander and all his sons worked there. The Donaldson family moved to Shaughnessy in 1933. Alexander passed away in 1953 and Agnes in 1968.

Thomas, the oldest of the sons moved to Coleman, where he and his wife raised their family of five children. Tom died in 1953. Tom had four sons and one daughter. His son Baron was born 1940 and passed away in 1968.

Andrew (Nov. 14, 1905-Jan. 15, 1976) and his wife Helen lived in Shaughnessy, where Andy worked in the mine. After Andrew's death, Helen moved to Lethbridge, where she lived with her sister until her death in 1981. They had no family.

Alex (May 13, 1913-1975) moved to Shaughnessy, where he lived until his death. Alex was in the Army and served overseas during world war 11. Alex had one daughter.

Jim (Feb. 19, 1917-Apr. 9, 1981) moved to Shaughnessy, and then to Lethbridge where he lived until his death. Jim had one daughter and one son. Jim also served in the army during world war II.

Alexander's daughter moved to Lethbridge four years after her move to Canada in 1926 and still resides there.

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