Biography of Daniel E. McIntyre, M.D.

Daniel Eugene McIntyre, sheriff of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, came from an old family in Argyleshire, in the west of Scotland, and was born in Oban, in that county, February 5, 18I2, his parents being James McIntyre, a sea captain in the commercial service, and Mary McLachlan. The Mclntyres figured more or less in the early wars of Scotland, particularly those in the age of feudalism.

The subject of this sketch was a graduate of Glasgow as an M.D., and a week later became a Licentiate of the Medical Board of Upper Canada. On the 7th of May, 1835, Dr. McIntyre left Glasgow for the New World, locating in the village of Williamstown, Glengarry, and there following his profession for fifteen years, with success, and gaining great respect in the community.

On the 10th of May, 1850, he was appointed sheriff of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and at the time of writing has held that office nearly thirty years. He has made an efficient and popular officer, and commands the esteem of a wide circle of acquaintances. On being appointed to this office, he gave up the practice of medicine, in which line he had won a good reputation.

Sheriff McIntyre is a member and trustee of St. John’s Presbyterian church, and has a good standing in the community, as well as in that religious body. He is a man of excellent impulses.

He was an Odd Fellow before coming to Canada, and is among the oldest members of that order in this part of Ontario. His wife was Ann Fraser, of Fraserfield, Glengarry, daughter of Colonel the Hon. Alexander Fraser, married July 4, 1837. They have had seven children, and lost five of them. William It., the eldest son, was an under graduate of arts of McGill College, Montreal, and in law of the University of Toronto, and died at the age of twenty-two years. Mary died in. her twentieth, Catharine in her twenty-seventh, and Christine in her twenty-fifth year, all having been thoroughly educated at the Convent of Villa Maria, Montreal. Jessie died when only five years old. Alexander Fraser McIntyre, the only son living, is a barrister, of the firm of Walker and McIntyre, of Ottawa; and Annie, the only daughter, is the wife of George S. Jarvis, clerk of the town of Cornwall. Like three of her deceased sisters, Mrs. Jarvis was educated at the Convent of Villa Maria. Mr. McIntyre has given all of his children most excellent opportunities for mental culture.

MLA Source Citation:

The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self Made Men, Ontario, Volume 1. Toronto: Toronto American Biographical Pub. Co. 1880. Web. 19 December 2014. - Last updated on Aug 6th, 2012


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