Biography of William H. McIntyre

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William H. McIntyre was born May 1, 1842, in Londonderry, in the North of Ireland. His family came to America in 1844, lived a few months in New York City, then moved to Pennsylvania, remaining here but a short time, and came to this county in the spring of 1852, settling on section 14, in company with his mother, two brothers and one sister. His father died in New York City when William was but two years old. The subject of this sketch enlisted Aug. 26, 1861, in Company C, First Illinois Light Artillery. He served under General Pope and General Sherman during the Atlantic campaign. He was mustered out of the army June 15, 1865, when he returned home and has made one of the finest farms in the township. On Nov. 4, 1870, he was married to Elizabeth A. Howe, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Graves) Howe. Her father (Jacob) was killed in 1878, while crossing a railroad. Her mother is still living, and is with her youngest son in Sedgwick County, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre have three children - Jennie, born Aug. 4, 1871; Burton H. July 5, 1876; LeRoy, April 10, 1878, all born in Allen Township. Mr. McIntyre has been a member of the School Board for ten years. He is a member of the G. A. R.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886