|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1835|
County Meath, Ireland
Date of issue unknown
OLD PIONEER IS CALLED HOME
Mrs. John McIntee Passes
Away at her Home Here
Another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our pioneers, and a lonely home is left to attest how sadly they will miss her. It must be so; these tender human ties cannot be severed without a pang. Yet in such death there is really no cause for grief. Her life work was done, and well done. She had almost reached the fourscore milestone, and wearied with life's duties and cares, weary of suffering and waiting, she lay down to rest.
Mrs. John McIntee, for over forty years a resident of Bradford, was born in Drogheda, Mayth County, Ireland, June 24, 1835, and passed away at her home in this place on Friday morning at 8:30, after an illness dating back three years, of weakness of the heart. In 1839 she with her parents, left her birthplace and emigrated to Canada, locating at Kingston. Here she grew to womanhood, attending the convent school at that place, and attaining an excellent education. The family moved from Kingston to Arthur, Canada, where the father purchased a farm. It was at the parental home one December 11, 1844 (Ed. note: transcription error, date too early), she was united in marriage with John McIntee. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. McIntee left Canada, and coming to America settled in the state of Michigan, Not being contented with that part of the country they concluded to come farther southwest, and in 1869 removed to our neighboring town of Henry. A few months later they came to Bradford, and this has since been their home, they having the distinction of being the first Irish family to settle in our village. Being faithful members of the Catholic faith she never faltered from its teachings, often with her husband driving as far as Lacon to attend divine worship, Catholic churches at that time being few throughout this neighborhood. The beautiful influence of a pure religion were spread over a life and character as spotless and charming as was ever possessed by any noble woman. It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of a good, christian, loving mother, and, indeed, what more need be said when those words are used to eulogize Mrs. McIntee's life. Friends of long standing say no one was more willing to aid the suffering, cheer the desponding, sustain the weak, and to throw over the frailties of our race the mantle of Christian charity, and when sickness and death came to her, the neighbors and friends vied with each other in acts of loving kindness and tender solicitude, and many were the willing hands and hearts ready to assist those upon whom her death was felt. Another testimony of the love and friendship she bore was the long line of carriages that followed her remains to the Catholic cemetery, after Requiem High Mass had been said at St. John's church, on Monday morning. We express the sentiment and wishes of scores of her old friends when we say, "May her slumbers be guarded by God's purest angels."
A grief-stricken husband, two sons -- John of Chicago, and James of this place -- and several grandchildren who loved her as a mother mourn her death.
John Patrick McIntee (1834 - 1924)*
Saint John Cemetery
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: Sep 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116532936