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Dr. Robert T. McIntyre
Male 1837 - 1904


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  1837  , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  medical, military, story 
    Occupation  1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    M. D. 
    Occupation  1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physician 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Public Service  1900  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hespeler Public School Board 
    Hespeler Public School Board 1900
    Hespeler Public School Board 1900
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-12685 
    Died  4 Jan 1904 
    Buried  New Hope (Hespeler), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I126985  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Family 1  Jennie Johnstone,   b. 22 May 1855, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Washington Kenneth "Kenneth" McIntyre,   b. 2 Aug 1889, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Minnie McIntyre,   b. 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nina McIntyre,   b. 7 Sep 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21657  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary H. Meikle,   b. 1848, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Robert Haco Edgar "Haco" McIntyre,   b. 11 Nov 1872, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1933, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ethel Maud Blanche McIntyre,   b. 17 May 1873, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1912, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Maggie Isabell McIntyre,   b. 13 May 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Kate McIntyre,   b. 21 Jun 1880, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F29863  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • McIntyre, R., physician and surgeon. Born in Quebec, 1837. Settled here, 1862.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hespeler entries)

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      Doctor Robert McIntyre born at LaChute, P.Q., came here to practise Medicine in 1863 and continued until he died, aged 66. He was the family Doctor of many families for three generations. He brought babies beyond number into this world, including he who writes this text. January 4th, 1904, was election day in Hespeler; Doctor McIntyre who had served from 1886 three years as a member of the Hespeler School Board, then 12 years, 1889-1900 inclusive as Chairman, then in 1901-2-3 again as Member (a total of eighteen years) was a candidate for re-election as Trustee. Along in the afternoon an urgent call came for him to visit a patient and he hurried to answer the call. On his arrival he staggered and the spark of life went out for him. When the votes were counted it was found that he had headed the poll.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954


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      Dr. Robert McIntyre had taken in as a partner, Dr. Levi Clemens, and they rented the Conway store and had their office in it and ran a drug store in connection with their practise, which in those days was not at all uncommon.

      In 1886, Dr. McIntyre sold out the drug business to Alex. G. McBean whom I remember quite well, and he continued until 1891 and then sold to Wesley M. Kirkland. And in that same year or the year after, Mr. John Phin bought the property from Ventry Conway as an investment. Mac. was a tall, well built athletic man, always wearing a smile and in business, very wide awake. He knew all the kids by their first names and all the kids were special friends of his. Just a dandy fine fellow.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      MCINTYRE, ROBERT was born in LaChute, Quebec. He left school at age twelve, and at thirteen years became a timekeeper during construction of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway. A year later he became a clerk in a store at St. Andrews, remaining there for five years. In 1857 be came to Berlin, here he matriculated from the Grammar School. He then entered the medical faculty of Victoria University, graduating in 1862.

      His card in the Berlin Telegraph dated January, 1863, read

      R. McIntyre M. D. Physician, Surgeon Accoucheur. Office in Mr. George Rife's Building Hespeler, C. W. References Dr. Clarke, Guelph

      In later years he built an office building opposite the Pubic School

      During his career he served as Medical Officer of Health for 39 years, and was a Public School Trustee for 17 years. He was President of the Hespeler Liberal Association, and was connected with the 29th. Battalion for 20 years.

      A report concerning his son Hacco appeared in the Dumfries Reformer on October 29, 1885. He had been practicing with his rifle, putting bullets through the hats of his companions, from a distance of twenty five yards, when he put a bullet through his toe. When he was older he was associated with travelling medicine shows, some of which featured fancy shooting.

      In 1886 an item in the Dumfries Reformer said that a new student had just arrived from Ireland, to join him. The next issue said

      On April 3, 1885 the Galt Reporter said:

      Sold out - Dr. McIntyre has sold his drugstore and good will thereof to Mr. McBain of Galt. Mr. McBain comes highly recommended as a druggist, and no doubt the change will be the best for all concerned.

      This comment raises questions, but answers none.

      On January 4, 1907 he was making a house call, when he fell dead of a heart attack. He was 67 years of age. He had been a candidate for school trustee, and two hours after he died it was announced that he had been re-elected

      Dr. Alexander D. Campbell, Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 18.

    2. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 25.

    3. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 27.

    4. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 55.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1837 - , Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - M. D. - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Hespeler Public School Board - 1900 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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