Patrick McDONALD died at the family home, 246 West Rayen avenue,
Monday evening at 9:05 o'clock. Death was due to the infirmities attendant
upon old age and pneumonia. He had been ill about a week.
Mr. McDONALD was the father of Thomas and Joseph A. McDONALD
of the Carnegie Steel company. For years he was prominently connected
with the coal and iron industries of the Pittsburg district. He was a civil
veteran and for the past 15 years had been a resident of Youngstown.
The deceased was born in County Donegal, Ireland, in March
came to America with his parents when he was two years old. The McDONALD
family located in the Pittsburg district where Patrick McDONALD spent most
of his life. His father was a contractor and helped to build one of the first
canals in that section. When the deceased was five years old his parents
died and he had to make his own way in the world. After his schooling was
finished he engaged in the coal mining industry. Later in life he became a
coal operator. Realizing the power of the steel manufacturing business
which was then in its infancy in this country, Mr. McDONALD became
interested in that line. For years he engaged with success in the steel trade
in the mills of the Pittsburg district. Several of his sons now hold positions
of responsibility in the Carnegie Steel company mills, in which business they
have been eminently successful.
At the outbreak of the civil war Mr. McDONALD enlisted in the
regiment, P.V.I.* He served in a number of the hardest engagements of the
war. At the expiration of his term he was honorably discharged and
returned to Pittsburg. He was a menber of the G. A. R.
Mr. McDONALD was married to Miss Christiana FOSTER, 63 years
To them were born 15 children, 12 of whom survive as follows: William of
Wilkinsburg, Pa., Thomas of this city, Isaac F. of Homestead, Pa., Robert
of Bellaire, O., Charles F. of Duquesne, Pa., Samuel of South Pasadena, Ca.,
Joseph A., F.D. and L.N. McDONALD of this city, Mrs Mary DAVIS of
Wilkinsburg, Pa., Mrs. Edward DERBY of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Margaret
McDONALD at home. Mrs. McDONALD preceded her husband in death last
Mr. McDONALD retired from active pursuits of life a quarter
of a century
ago. He came to Youngstown to reside in 1895. He was a man who held the
respect and confidence of all who knew him.