Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum
message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles
will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will
no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Alexander P. McDougald departed this life Wednesday, December 5th, 1928, at his home in Melbourne, Ontario, Canada, aged 77 years, 7 months and 7 days. His father was Archibald McDougald and his mother Elizabeth McTaggart, and he was born to them in Ekfrid, Ontario, April 28th, 1851. Mr. McDougald was a man very highly esteemed in the community where he had spent most of his life. He had many notable traits and excellent qualities that distinguished him among his fellow-men. He was a lover of the truth and was fearless in expressing himself plainly, so that men knew just where he stood. He never felt himself worthy of a name and a place in the church, yet in his death the Covenanted Baptist Church has lost a dear and faithful friend. For several years before he died he was in failing health, which unfitted him for the business and public life in which for years he had been engaged. He took even his failing health patiently, and by his conversation with his dear wife showed that death had lost its terror. Although he was a constant care, yet in the partner of his life he was blessed with one who ever stood with loving hands to minister to his needs. He leaves a wife to mourn, but she is comforted with the assurance that her loss is his eternal gain.
The writer was called to the funeral, which was held at his late residence, Melbourne; the interment was in Mayfair Cemetery.