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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McIntyre (1861-1928)

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Alex McIntyre
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Educator, school inspector.

Born at Crinan, Ontario on 15 June 1861, he was educated at Crinan, St. Thomas, Hamilton, Ingersoll, and Owen Sound. He graduated from Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1888. He taught school in Ontario for a time, including a period at the high school in Glencoe. He came to Manitoba in late December 1892 and taught mathematics and science as Principal of the Brandon Collegiate.

In early 1898, he was appointed a School Inspector for northeastern Manitoba, based at Winnipeg. Three years later, he replaced H. S. McLean as Vice-Principal of the Central Normal School, serving under Principal W. A. McIntyre until his death. He was considered an authority on the history of education, and he edited school textbooks in geography and arithmetic. He also served on the Board of the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. In May 1926, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba.

On 17 April 1889, he married Isabella Margaret McGugan (1861-?) at Middlesex County, Ontario. They had one daughter, Gladys McIntyre (b 1890). Active in the Masonic fraternity, he served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba. He was also an Elder of Westminster United Church.

He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 15 February 1928 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. A. M’Intyre dies from sudden attack”, Manitoba Free Press, 16 February 1928, page 1.

“Deaths and funerals”, Manitoba Free Press, 18 February 1928, page 41.

Department of Education Annual Report 1928, Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 February 2013

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