Abt.1842 (Cardross, Dunbartonshire,
Died: 15 June 1914 (Mackay, Queensland) aged 72 years.
Buried: 16 June 1914 (Mackay Cemetery, Presbyterian Section)
Parents: Archibald MCINTYRE and Mary McCRAE
Marriage: 31 December 1867 (Queensland) to Mary Anne McCABE
The death occurred last evening of Mr. Archibald McIntyre, a well known resident of Mackay, and one who has been associated with the district for nearly half a century.
Born at Cardross,
Dumbartonshire, Scotland 73 years ago, Mr. McIntyre proceeded to
Australia at an early age. He remained in the south for a few years, but he caught the
gold fever, which was very prevalent at the time, and when the
Peak Downs rush broke out the late Mr. McIntyre left his occupation as a
carpenter and followed the lure of the golden grain.
Like many others,
however his mining experiences were not profitable and realising that he
had forfeited the substance for the shadow, he decided to return to his
He left the
newly-found goldfield and settled in Bowen. After a time, however he
decided to again move on, and came south as far as Mackay, where he has
resided for over forty-nine years.
He was a building
contractor for a number of years, but subsequently retired from active
work, and has lived privately for some considerable time.
At one time he was
the owner of the Crown hotel, and was proprietor of the Grand
Hotel at the time of his death.
He leaves a wife and family of five boys and six girls. Of the latter Messrs. Tom, Walter and Bob McIntyre, Mrs. A. Bourne, and the Misses K. and I. McIntyre, reside in Mackay, while Mr. A.D. McIntyre is manager of the Union Bank at Pittsworth, Mr. J.D. McIntyre resides at Ayr, Mr. P. McIntyre in Sydney, Mrs Rosenkamp and Mrs. Lugg in Brisbane.
The funeral leaves the residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock and will be attended by members of the Loyal Mackay Lodge, of which deceased was a trustee.
The Daily Mercury, Tuesday, June 16, 1914.
Archibald McIntyre was a builder who was also the first Treasurer of the Mackay Chamber of Commerce established on Monday, April 25, 1887.
The Daily Mercury, Friday, October 30, 1987, p.2.
Queensland Pioneers Index, 1829-1889