Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McIntyre (1841-1892)
Born in Middlesex County, Ontario on 10 March 1841, son of farmer Joseph McIntyre, he came to Manitoba in 1870 as a member of the Wolseley Expedition. For some years he operated a wholesale liquor business and was also one of the first to speculate in Metis scrip. He dealt extensively in Winnipeg real estate, and erected an office building, the McIntyre Block, on Main Street in 1898. He remained involved in military affairs, being captain and paymaster of the 91st Battalion.
In 1872 he married Margaret Malissa Falconer (1864-?). They had three children: James Bruce McIntyre (1884-?), Donald Matheson McIntyre (1889-?), and Mary Jane McIntyre (1890-?). In 1890, McIntyre bought two lots on Kennedy Street with the intention of building a large home on them. His health failed before he could do so, and he spent three months in California before his death, at Winnipeg, on 7 June 1892. He was buried in the St. James Cemetery.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“A pioneer gone,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 June 1892, page 8.
“His death is mourned,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1892, page 3.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 May 2023