Ohio History Journal

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Hon. Alfred R. McIntire died on Monday, September 21, 1903, near

Jewelsburg, Colorado, while a passenger upon a train from Emmett, Idaho,

to his home at Mt. Vernon. He was born July 14, 1840, on a farm near

Mt. Hope, Holmes county, Ohio, and at the

age of fourteen removed with his parents to

Knox county, and settled upon a farm near

Fredericktown.  His ancestors on both the

paternal and maternal sides were Irish. His

grandfathers emigrated to America, and his

parents were native Americans.  His early

education was obtained in the country schools

of Fredericktown, but aspiring to a broader

intellectual development, he taught school

until he could obtain sufficient funds to jus-

tify his admission, in September, 1860, to the

freshman class of the Ohio Wesleyan Uni-

versity at Delaware, from which institution

he graduated in 1865.   He earned his own

way through college, the continuous studies

in winch were interrupted at the close of

his sophomore year by his enlistment in the

ranks of the Union Army. He was a member of company A, 96th

Regiment, O. V. I. and served     until March, 1863, when he was

honorably discharged on account of sickness. In May, 1864, he was

again mustered into service as first lieutenant, company H, 142d 0.

V I., and served until the following September, when he resumed his

course in the University. After his graduation he taught school for

a year, and then began the study of law in the office of the late Judge

Rollin C. Hurd, of Mt. Vernon, and was admitted to the bar in June,

1869, and continued with marked success the active practice of his

profession until his death.  The activities of Mr. McIntire's mind,

however, were not restricted to the confines of his profession, but

embraced a wide range of scientific, historical and literary reading.

He ever kept afresh in his memory the technical learning of his clas-

sics, recalling in the hours of his leisure the Latin of his Virgil and

the Greek of his Homer, as well as a knowledge of the higher mathe-

matics. In the later years of his life he became a devoted student

of the archaeology and history of his native state, Ohio. He also added

to his mental pursuits an exemplary participation in the studies of

citizenship. He took an ardent part in the municipal affairs of his city

and state, being a close student of the political movements of

parties. He was an active and influential member of the Republican