Published in the Roscommon Herald-News [Michigan] on March 2, 1916:
Last Friday afternoon marked the passing away of another of Roscommon County's pioneers, in the person of N. T. McDonald, who died at his home here following a short illness. Deceased was 73 years old and had lived here about 35 years. He was well known all over the county and for several years was caretaker of the county farm at Roscommon. He is survived by his wife and one son, Francis. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in Houghton Lake Cemetery.