Obit: McIntyre, James (1855 - 1916)

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Surnames: MCINTYRE MACMILLAN WEAVER PEACOCK LONGWAY BELL

----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 06/15/1916

McIntyre, James (29 DEC 1855 - 7 JUN 1916)

Mrs. Mary McMillan received a telegram last Thursday that her brother, James McIntyre, was killed the day previous, June 7th, 1916, at his logging camp near Enterprise, Ore., and that his remains would be brought here for burial. The remains, accompanied by Mrs. McIntyre, arrived here Monday nigh, and the funeral took place from the McMillan home Tuesday, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Rev. S.B. Pinney assisting.

From the report given of his death, it appears that he attempted to catch and hold the end of a long with a cant hook, as it was being pulled into place at the skid way, and in some way he slipped and the log went over him, killing him almost instantly.

James McIntyre was born in Canada, Dec. 29, 1855. He came to Wisconsin about forty-two years ago and in his nineteenth year he became a foreman in a logging camp, a business he followed almost constantly the rest of his life. While living here (Neillsville, Clark County) he spent two winters in the south, and nine years ago went west to work as Superintendent for the Nibly Mimnaugh Lumber Co. near LaGrande, Ore. Two months ago he entered the employ of the east Oregon Lumber Co. and it was at their camp he met his death.

Mr. McIntyre was first married to Agnes Weaver in Canada about thirty-three years ago and to them was born one daughter, Edith, now Mrs. W.M. Peacock, of Fennimore. His wife died in Dec. 1889. In 1892 he was married to Miss Eva Longway, of La Crosse, who survives him. They have two children, Mrs. Lee Bell, of Hood River, Ore., and a son, Kenneth, aged sixteen years, at their home at Wallowa, Ore.

Mr. McIntyre was a man who was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His honesty and efficiency made his services in great demand. He was in very way a likable man, and one thoroughly to be depended upon. His untimely death is deplored by a host of old friends.

Among those from away who came to attend the funeral were Mrs. McIntyre’s mother, Mrs. J.B. Longway, her two brothers, Fred and George Longway, all of La Crosse, Mrs. Frank Wing, of Abbotsford, and Mrs. W.T. Hendren of Greenwood.

 

 


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