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Memorable Manitobans: John Finlay McIntyre (1852-1936)

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John Finlay McIntyre
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Printer and publisher.

Born at Balderson, Ontario on 1 January 1852, he apprenticed as a printer in the office of the Perth Courier and the Arnprior Chronicle. In 1877 he came to Winnipeg with his brother, P. C. McIntyre, and opened the first job-printing office in the city, located on McDermot Avenue. About 20 years later, the business was sold and McIntyre joined the Douglass-McIntyre Printing Company on Princess Street, retiring from it around 1930.

In 1886 he married Minnie Ann Mabee (1863-1935). They had four sons: John Alden McIntyre (1887-1918), Campbell Mabee McIntyre (1883-1956), Lorne A. McIntyre, and Duncan Archibald “Archie” McIntyre (1897-1906). He was treasurer of the Manitoba branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society for 24 years, first treasurer of the YMCA and serving a year as its President, Deacon of First Baptist Church for 56 years, a President of the Baptist Convention of Manitoba, and general secretary of the Baptist Union of Western Canada. He was a member of the Apollo Club and other musical organizations.

Brother-in-law of C. D. Stovel, brother of D. L. McIntyre, P. C. McIntyre, and W. A. McIntyre, and nephew of Archibald McNee.

He died at Winnipeg on 31 October 1936 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


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

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“John F. McIntyre, pioneer Winnipeg printer, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 1936, page 4.

“Pioneer printer dies after lengthy illness,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1936, page 10.

John Alden McIntyre, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2015

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