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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Hanford “Harry” McIntosh (1880-1953)


Born at Ridgeway, Ontario on 23 January 1880, son of Robert A. McIntosh and Euretta S. Hardison, he came to Manitoba at the age of 10, graduating from the intermediate school in 1897 and the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute in 1900. He had begun teaching two years earlier to raise money for his education, including a Principalship at Cartwright School (1901-1902) and, in 1903, he entered Wesley College to take science courses. Four years later, he graduated and was appointed Principal of the Minnedosa Collegiate Institute (1907-1912). He later served as Principal of Principal Sparling School (1913-1914), Somerset School (1914-1918), Pinkham School (1919-1926), and Alexandra School (1926-1929). He retired from teaching in 1935.

On 23 December 1909, he married Margaret Taylor (1882-1948, daughter of Thomas D. Taylor, former Mayor of Minnedosa) and they had five children: Russell Taylor McIntosh (1911-?), Eva Euretta McIntosh (1915-?, wife of Francis Robert “Frank” Burgess), Margaret Emma McIntosh (1916-1920), ? McIntosh (?-?, wife of L. L. Scott), and Gordon McIntosh (?-?). He was a member of the IOOF and Methodist Church.

He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 6 November 1953, following an automobile accident, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

1916 and 1921 Canada censuses, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [Mrs. Harry H. McIntosh], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 May 1948, page 13.

“Inquest ordered in death here of ex-teacher,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1953, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1953, page 26.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2021

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