My great grandfather was Albert E. McDonell.He was born in Canada in Oct 1858. According to the Alcona County online data base at http://www.alcona.org/SearchDatabase.aspxhttp://www.alcona.org/SearchDatabase.aspx He married Josephia GIBSON on 8 Nov 1879.He was 22 at the time and a resident of Greenbush. His name is shown as McDonald instead of McDonell.Josephia was 19 at the time and also a resident of Greenbush.
In the 1880 census, they are showing as Albert and Josepha McDonald living in Greenbush, Alcona Co, Michigan.
Also in the Alcona Online data base I found this concerning their divorce 8 Feb 1889 Divorce hearing of Albert McDonald and Josephia [Gibson] McDonald, married in 1879. Transcription : February Calendar.--The circuit court docket for the February term of the circuit court contains the following cases: 4th class--14, Albert McDonald vs. Josephia McDonald, divorce.
Alsoon the Alcona online database is an article about the marriage on 30 March 1889of Albert McDonald and my great grandmother Ella Stafford. I know a lot about this union including the children which included my grandmother Lois born 1 June 1894My grandmother married Oscar Olsonin Alpena in 1915 and she died 10 Feb 1956.In the newspaper article on her death lists a stepsister Mrs. Maud Howard, Roscommon. I believe Maud’s mother was Josephia (Josepha Gibson) McDonald (McDonell)
I’m trying to determine if Albert and Josepha had children other than Maud.
Does anyone have any information on an children of Albert and Josepha???