Biography of Samuel McIntyre
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SAMUEL McINTYRE
Many a tale of frontier life in the Great West can Samuel McIntyre tell, when he will, and his is a life that is typical of the successful pioneer. As stoekraiser and mining man, Mr McIntyre has won success through untiring personal effort, and with a breadth of view characteristic of the man who spends much time in stock raising regions, he has not been slow to branch out into other pursuits as the development of the inter-mountain empire warranted.

Samuel McIntyre was born December 16, 1845, in Grimes County, Texas, of Scotch-Irish descent. His father was William McIntyre, a native of Louisiana, who later became a farmer and land dealer in the Lone Star State. His mother was Margaret Anglin McIntyre.

When the boy was seven years old, the family came West, and Mr. McIntyre is a pioneer of 1853. He received his education in the public schools of Salt Lake City, and for a time in his early manhood was engaged in the "freighting" business, as it was then called. In this capacity the young man made trips in the early days to Montana and California, along the trails of the pioneers, thus acquiring an experience and an education which no amount of school learning could ever give him. The sturdy self dependence which he acquired at that time has accompanied him throughout a career already both long and useful, though no one who knows him would call Mr. McIntyre an old man yet.

In 1867, or when he was but twenty two years old, Mr. McIntyre made hips first start for himself in the cattle business. Even now it is a life of freedom, and not without its hardships; and in those early days it was even more so. In 1870 Mr. McIntyre drove cattle into Utah from Texas, and in 1872 he went to Kansas and back on a similar errand.

Energy such as this, amid the opportunities presented in the Western field, could not but be rewarded, and Mr. McIntyre is still known throughout the West as one of its most successful stockmen. He is the owner of extensive ranches at Halleck, Nev., and at Tintic and Lemington, Utah, carrying in all about 10,000 head of both cattle and horses. Mr. McIntyre still personally sells most of this stock at the ranches

His interest in the stock, however, does not cease with raising the animal and preparing it for market. He is also interested in the Intermountain Packing Company, which does an extensive export business in meats.

With horses, too, Mr. McIntyre has not confined himself to raising stock, but he has also done much in the way of improving the breeds grown in Utah. In this, too, he has been successful, and Crabapple, the famous pacer with a mark of 2:08, was raised and bred on a McIntyre ranch.

With the development of the West in other lines, this pioneer stockman has also kept pace. He is, as has been mentioned, interested in the packing industry, and also in mining, financial and real estate enterprises. He is president of the Mammoth Mining Company, with properties in Nevada, and a director of the Meicher Mine, of Idaho. He is director of the Utah Commercial Savings Bank, and has extensive real estate interests in Salt Lake City.

Mr. McIntyre lives in a fashionable quarter of the city, at 130 Fifth East Street. His wife was Mary Alexander, and he married her in 1872, on Independence Day. They have had eight children, namely: Robot. Alexander (deceased), Samuel G., William LeRoy (deceased), Frank, Stella, Lapere, Earl Lester and LeRoy.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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