NOTE: 5/29/2022 note from Jenny Calvin #46907835 -- "Sidney was cremated and his urn stored at Oakwood Cemetery in Tacoma from 1917 until about 1931, when it was sent to be put in the crypt with Fannie's, but its actual presence there has not been verified (info from Doug W. McDonald, May 2022)."
OBITUARY M'DONALD--Sidney Smith McDonald, aged 89 years a resident of Tacoma, Wash., passed away at an early hour Tuesday evening, January 2, at the home of his son, W. S. McDonald, 1252 Grant street. Mr. McDonald had been a resident of Tacoma for the past twelve years and came to this city three weeks ago to visit his son. He leaves to survive him his aged widow, Mrs. Fanny McDonald, of Tacoma; two sons, A. W. McDonald, of Wenatchee, and W. S. McDonald, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Vosburg and Mrs. Herbert Curtis, of Tacoma. Funeral services will be held at Tacoma under the auspices of the Veterans of the Confederacy. The body is being cared for at the parlors of Arthur C. Harlow awaiting word from the son at Wenatchee, when it will be sent to Tacoma, accompanied by W. S. McDonald. From The Bellingham Herald of January 3, 1917