W.G. McDonald Stricken At Pythian Gathering
Wesley G. McDonald, owner of the McDonald Electric company at La Grande, suffered a stroke while attending the district convention of the Knight of Pythias last night in KP hall.
Taken to Grande Ronde hospital, he had not recovered consciousness this morning, and friends report that according to his physician, he will remain in a coma for several days.
The Observer Newspaper, La Grande, Oregon, Monday, April 28, 1952
McDonald, George Wesley
McDonald Rites Set Tomorrow
Funeral services for George Wesley McDonald, 53, owner of the McDonald Electric Co., who died Saturday night after a brief illness, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Daniels Funeral Home, Rev. Louis Samson officiating. Burial will be at Summerville. McDonald suffered a stroke Friday evening and failed to rally.
Born near Summerville on December 20, 1888, he had lived all his life in Union county and had been in business at La Grande many years.
He was active in fraternal organizations, and currently grand prelate of grand lodge of Oregon, Knights of Pythias. Other affiliations were with the First Presbyterian church; the Aero club, La Grande lodge 41 AF&AM; Hope chapter 13, OES; Red Cross lodge 27, Knight of Pythias, Al Kindi temple 193, Order of DOKK; Crystal Rebekah lodge 50; La Grande lodge 433, BPOE.
Survivors include the wife, Aileen, and one son, Ronald, La Grande; one brother, Harley, Summerville, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Nelson (?), Elgin, and Mrs. Margaret McDaniel, Seneca, Ore; several nieces and nephews.