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Charles McIntyre

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Charles McIntyre Reply with quote

CHARLES McINTYRE, a pioneer of California, came to this State in 1850. He crossed the plains, via St. Joseph, Missouri, spending two months in Salt Lake City and Utah. He came overland as a companion of General George E. Groves, who came to California for his health. Their route from Salt Lake City lay through Carson and the Humboldt river route. At the head of the latter river they found a pack team and came into California at Ringgold, two and one-half miles from Weberville, and about the same distance from Hangtown. Our subject engaged in mining from February to July, in 1851, on Bear river, with indifferent success, however. He then engaged in the hotel business in Sacramento, until February, 1852, when he engaged in farming in Santa Cruz county until 1865, since which time he has been farming near Castroville, on the Cooper ranch.

The subject of this sketch is of Scotch descent, and was born in Batton, Warren county, New York, May 15, 1830. His father, Garner Mclntyre, was a farmer of that town, who married Mariah Putnam, a lineal descendant of General Israel Putnam, and a native of New York. Garner Mclntyre emigrated to Dane county, Wisconsin, in 1848, and of his nine children our subject is the fifth born.

Our subject married, in 1860, Miss M. J. Buelna, a native daughter of California, born of Spanish parents, at Santa Cruz, February 15, 1843. Mr. and Mrs. Mclntyre have had fifteen children, namely: Frank M., born December 1, 1861; John B., born June 24, 1863; Cordelia M., born March 12, 1865, and is now Mrs. William Gowanlock, of Salinas, and has two children,—Annie, born October 20, 1885, and Charles William, born July 27, 1887. The third child of our subject is Charles G., born December 1, 1866; next, William Henry, September 19, 1868; Jennie, August 9, 1870; Hiram J., January 28,1873; Annie, September 25, 1874; Josie, April 16, 1876; Martha, January 23, 1878; Nellie, July 8, 1879; George, December 11, 1880; Maggie, August 4, 1882; Addie, August 26, 1884; Eva M., June 17, 1888. Frank, the eldest, married Annie Bacon, of Salinas, and has three children,—Inez, born February 17, 1886; Eunice, June 16, 1887; and Vernie, November 10, 1888. The second child, John, married Laura Bennett, of Soledad. Mr. Mclntyre is one of the substantial farmers of Castroville, and is highly respected in Monterey.

Source: A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and prominent citizens of to-day. Chicago; Lewis Publishing Co. 1893.
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