Jackson County

Biography - Norman McIntyre

NORMAN MCINTYRE. Well equipped for a professional career both by education and aptness, Norman Mclntyre, superintendent of the public schools of Campbell Hill, has acquired a far more than local reputation as an instructor and is widely known among the successful educators of this part of Jackson county. He was born January 28, 1882, in Nashville, Illinois, which was likewise the birthplace of his father, William Mclntyre. His grandfather, William Robert Mclntyre, who located in Nashville, Illinois, in the early part of the nineteenth century, was one of three brothers who migrated from South Carolina to the west, one of the remaining two settling in Missouri and the other in Arkansas.

Born on the home farm in Nashville, Illinois, December 12, 1854, William Mclntyre, whose father was a veteran of the Civil war, remained beneath the parental roof-tree until twenty-five years of age, when he moved to Perry county, Illinois, where he has since resided, an esteemed and respected citizen. He is a man of strong convictions, and in his political affiliations is a Republican. He married, in 1880, Margaret Redfern, a daughter of James Redfern, of Perry county, who was a drummer boy in the Mexican war and a brave soldier in the Civil war. Nine children blessed their union, namely: William, who died in childhood; Norman, with whom this brief sketch is chiefly concerned; Mary, wife of Marion Haggert; James R.; George W.; Lawrence; William; Clyde; and Margaret. Four of these children are now school teachers, and three more are preparing to enter upon the same profession.

Living in Perry county until sixteen years of age, Norman Mclntyre there attended the primary and grammar schools, after which he was a pupil in the Coulterville high school for two years. Going then to Carbondale, he took a course of five years in the Southern Illinois Normal School; being there graduated with the class of 1909. During his attendance at the Normal Mr. Mclntyre taught school, being employed in different places, for one year having charge of the schools in Ashley, Illinois, and at Campbell Hill for an equal length of time. He is now devoting all of his time and energies to the improvement of the Campbell Hill schools, of which he is superintendent, the high rank which these institutions, (which in addition to the grammar grades does three years high school work,) maintain among similar schools in the county being due to his wise and systematic labors.

Mr. Mclntyre married, August 15, 1909, Laura P. Barrow, daughter of A. J. Barrow, of Campbell Hill, and they have one child, Robert Norman Mclntyre. Politically Mr. Mclntyre is a Republican, and religiously he is a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

Extracted 15 Jan 2018 by Norma Hass from 1912 A History of Southern Illinois, volume 2, page 994.

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