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Sadie McDonald Born June 5, 1878

Sadie McDonald Born June 5, 1878

Posted: 1375654764000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonald, Fassett
Hello Everyone,
I am looking for the parents/documents about a Sadie McDonald. She was born on June 5, 1878 in English speaking Canada to a father who was Scotish and a mother who was Canadian. Sadie immigrated to the United States and got married to Gilbert Minor Fassett on October 21, 1898 in Devils Lake, North Dakota. On various census forms it states that she arrived in the US around 1888 - 1889. Sadie and Gilbert lived in the Rolette, North Dakota area for many years. If you could help me find any information on her birth and parents it would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Sadie McDONALD Born June 5, 1878

Posted: 1375661504000
Classification: Query
Hi Jake
Perhaps the Registration of Marriage / Long form Marriage Certificate for the Marriage of Sadie McDONALD t0 Gilbert Minor FASSETT on October 21 1898 - Devils Lake North Dakota - might mention the name of the parents/ parent

REGISTRATION of DEATH for Sadie FASSETT nee McDONALD - may mention the names of her parents - her place of birth.
Depends on the knowledge of the Informant.

Did Sadi8e FASSETT nee McDONALD and Gilbert Minor FASSETT have children ?

Searched Family Search Org Online - found the following
Perhaps ?

Name: Thos B. Fassett
Event : Marriage
Date: 16 Jun 1928
Place: Glasgow, Valley, Montana
Age: 30
Marital Status:
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Birth Year (Estimated): 1898
Father's Name: Gilbert Fassett
Mother's Name: Sarah Mcdonald
Spouse's Name: Frances Lyons
Age: 19
Marital Status:
Birth Date: Birthplace:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1909
Father's Name: Frank Lyons
Mother's Name: Jennie Lumly
Reference ID: item 2 cn 3389
GS Film number: 1903202
Digital Folder Number: 4351317
Image Number: 329

Searched 1881 Census - for Sarah McDONALD - age 3
Census Year: 1881
Item Number: 596299
Surname: MCDONALD Given Name(s): Sarah
Age: 3
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Halifax (City)
Sub-District Name: Ward no. 1

Search of the 1881 Census Canada - only shows 2 Sadie McDONALD
One age 12 years - Pictou Nova Scotia
One age 6 months - Westmorland New Brunswick
Perhaps Sadie had a middle name ?

Canada GenWeb Halifax

cheers, Stella

Re: Sadie McDONALD Born June 5, 1878

Posted: 1376243312000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonald, McPeak, Fassett
Thanks for the good lead! I was wondering if Sadie was a nickname, and it appears as if her given name was indeed Sarah. The marriage certificate you refer to is indeed one of her children. I didn't remember seeing there previously. I did as you suggested and searched the Canadian census records for a Sarah McDonald born in 1878 who had a father born in Scotland and a mother born in Ontario, and got two hits. One of those families appear to have moved to North Dakota around 1890, which matches everything about my Sarah McDonald.

I may have to request a death certificate or a long form marriage certificate as you suggested to confirm my findings, but it seems like this Sarah McDonald may be the daughter of a John McDonald and Margaret McPeak.

Thanks so much for your help,

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