This is another guest post by Karen BEVINS WINSLOW (a fictitious character in Back to the Homeplace). Karen is the oldest daughter of Frank and Mildred (MCDONALD) BEVINS, one of their four children. These four siblings and their families are the major characters of the novel: Back to the Homeplace. [This blogging exercise is a part of the research for the upcoming novel, "The Homeplace Revisited" by William Leverne Smith]
Joseph (Joe) Palmer MCDONALD was born 26 Jun 1888, near Oak Springs, MO. He was the son of William MCDONALD (b. 1864)
Mary Elizabeth (Beth) (YOUNG)
Joseph (Joe) Palmer and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) (YOUNG) MCDONALD were married in 1908 at the MCDONALD farm home.
Joe and Beth MCDONALD had the following children, and perhaps others:
1. Mildred (Mildred) Arlene MCDONALD was born 26 Jun 1917 in Oak Springs, MO . She died 12 Nov 1986 in Oak Springs, MO. Mildred lived her entire life on the Homeplace farm east of Oak Springs, MO. Frank and MIldred (MCDONALD) BEVINS were married in the First Methodist Church parsonage in Oak Springs, MO, by Rev. Alexander Forbes on 15 April 1934. They had four children.
Families are Forever! ;-)