John Richard McIntosh

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John Richard McIntosh

  • Birth 31 May 1859 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 10 Aug 1934 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 37928033


Services for Venerable Citizen to Be Held Monday Morning.

John Richard McIntosh, one of Columbia's older citizens, and long identified with various phases of the city's life, died at 9'oclock yesterday morning at his residence, 1631 Richland street. He had been in poor health, but his death came suddenly and unexpectedly.

The many friends of Mr. McIntosh were shocked and grieved to learn of his passing. He was one of Columbia's links with the Columbia of yesteryear--one of that group of men so closely drawn together through their associations in a city not so large, in a city rising from the ashes of Sherman's army, in a city of sweet and lasting comradeship in the volunteer fire departments, in the military companies in the amateur ball clubs, the rifle clubs, and in various other ways. Somehow there seems to be an undefinable tie that binds these Columbians, and sad to say, the circle is each year growing smaller.

Mr. McIntosh, a lifelong resident of Columbia, was born May 31, 1859, a little over 75 years ago, the son of John Stewart McIntosh and Ann Callan McIntosh. He was associated with the famous McKenzie company, whose ice cream parlor was the popular gathering place of half a century ago and whose molasses candy makes your mouth water even to this day. He, it was said, was the only person still living who knew just how to mix this deservedly famous confection.

Afterwards, Mr. McIntosh had his own ice cream and candy store on the 1300 block of Main street, but about 20 years ago retired from that business and took over the cigar stand in the Loan and Exchange lobby, and this he operated until his death.

Mr. McIntosh was assistant captain of the old Independent fire company at the time it gave way to the paid department. He was a first Lieutenant in the Richland Volunteer Rifles and was the only man not mustered out of service at the time of the Darlington riot, he being at the time on a visit to San Francisco.

Mr. McIntosh was one of the original group joining the Goodfellows club which at each Christmas time does so much good among the poor of Columbia.

A man of genial personality, upright, kind, and generous, he made friends easily, and he kept them. He was devoted to his family and though outwardly he saw the public with a smiling face and with brave heart, he never got over the death of his son, Lieut. McKenzie McIntosh, a brave soldier, who gave his life for his country, in France in 1918.

Mr. McIntosh married Miss Anna T. Mahony of Philadelphia. She survives as do two sons, Redmond J. McIntosh, of New Orleans, who is en route to Columbia, and Arthur St. J. McIntosh, of this city. He also leaves four grand-daughters.

Mr. McIntosh was a life long communicant of St. Peter's Roman Catholic church, and a devout believer in that faith.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at St. Peter's, starting at 9:30. At the close of the regular mass, he will be laid to rest in the churchyard, next to the grave of Lieutenant McIntosh, whose body was returned from France in 1922.

Mr. McIntosh's body will be at Dunbar's until time for the funeral.

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  • Created by: Jennifer Regan
  • Added: 4 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37928033
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Richard McIntosh (31 May 1859–10 Aug 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37928033, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Regan (contributor 46976262) .