Annie (Dunlop) Macintyre

Annie Mae (Dunlop) Macintyre (1853 - 1940)

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Annie Mae "Marcella" Macintyre formerly Dunlop
Born in Lancaster, Glengarry, Canada Westmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Athabasca, Alberta, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2017
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Annie Mae Dunlop was born 16 Sep 1853 in Lancaster, Ontario, Canada. She attended a ladies seminary, likely at Cornwall. [1] She became a teacher. Donald Macintyre and Annie Dunlop married 1 Jan 1877. They lived in South Lancaster, at first, then in Prescott the year after. Annie gave birth to a son, Donald, in Cataraqui on 30 Jan 1880. He died 7/8 Jul 1880 in Kingston of cholera infantum. [2] [3] They made their home in Kingston, Guelph and Cornwall later. [4] Donald had to retire from teaching due to ill health, so Annie taught in his place in Guelph from January to June, 1886. [5] They lived at 559 St. Lawrence between 1896 and 1903.

Annie played the Jacobite tunes "The White Cockade" and "The Campbells are Coming" on the piano with gusto. She was horrified that Donald belonged to a Saturday night poker club and never got over the mortification of having a brewery dray stop in front of her house for the delivery of a small keg of beer at Christmas. However, she was quite fond of a little nip, and her grandchildren used to pick dandelions so she could make her own wine. She also enjoyed snuff, as ladies did at that time. [6] She had a trim pair of ankles. When her niece Mabel was attending school in Williamstown, she looked out the window one day watching the people attending a funeral in the cemetery. A lady was descending from a carriage and Mabel exclaimed, "If my Aunt Annie were in Williamstown, I would say these lovely ankles were hers." It was Aunt Annie's ankles. Annie was on the train, the "Mocassin" from Montreal when she met the McMaster cousins, who were attending the funeral of a family member in Williamstown. She had accepted their invitation to join them in attending the funeral before she went on to visit her Dunlop family in South Lancaster." [7]

After Donald died, Annie decided to move west to be near her daughters. Before she left, Willie's wife Katie died in childbirth. Baby Donald was brought to Annie for a short time before it was decided that his mother's family would raise him. She lived at 559 St. Laurence Street, Montréal between 1896 and 1904. [8] Annie did make the move to Alberta in 1908. She bought a farm at Tees. She enjoyed riding and would take a .22 or shotgun with her. She could use both well. Later, a bad back made her an invalid. [9] Then she lived alternately with her two daughters. In 1911, she was at the home of her daughter Marcella on 1st avenue, Ferintosh, Alberta, Canada. [10] Willie remarried seven years later and had two children before a downturn in his building business made him decide to go west. For about 6 years, Annie had all her children nearby. At first, Willie and his family lived with the Johnstones on their farm and Archie was born there. Willie decided against farming and went to Athabasca to work for Frank Falconer. About 1924, seeking year-round employment, Willie and family moved to Nevada. In 1921 Annie was a visitor in Kitty's home in Athabasca, Alberta at census time. [11] Annie died 12 Apr 1940 in Athabasca. [12] She is remembered on a headstone in St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church, South Lancaster.


  1. Donald M. Johnstone.
  2. Archives of Ontario MS 929 reel 42 accessed June 2006 through The registration date is 5 Oct 1880, signed by Donald McIntyre, teacher.
  3. Archives of Ontario death registration, 5 Oct 1880, accessed June 2006 through The registration date is signed by Donald McIntyre.
  4. 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, Frontenac, Kingston, district 115, subdistrict A-1, p. 3, household 12; Library and Archives Canada RG31, microfilm C-13235
  5. Cash Book, S.S. #2 Township of Guelph, p. 137, A1988.122 Series 19 - 3 File 3, Wellington County Archives, Guelph, Ontario, photocopy provided by Marilyn Valkenburg
  6. recollections of her grandson, Donald Johnstone
  7. Mary Macintyre.
  8. "Annuaires Lovell," "Lovell's Montreal Directory, 1903-1904", entry for Mrs. A.Macintyre, wid D., page 1175; digital image online, Bibliotheque et Archives National du Quebec,( : accessed 29 Jan 2007), The same entry was found in the 1904-1905 directory.
  9. Land of the Lakes, page 113, as summarised by Shirley M. Smith
  10. 1911 census of Canada, Alberta, Strathcona, Township 44, district 29, p. 33, household 328; Statistics Canada RG31, digital image, Automated Genealogy ( citing Library and Archives Canada
  11. 1921 Census of Canada, Alberta, Edmonton East, Athabasca, Frank R. Falconer family, district 5, subdistrict 45, p. 6 ; Population schedule, Statistics Canada RG31, digital image, (http// :accessed 8 November 2013) citing Library and Archives Canada RG31,folder number 5.
  12. "Mrs. McIntyre Passes" The Camrose Canadian (Camrose, Alberta), 17 Apr 1940, page 8, column 3, header "Ferintosh"; Early Alberta Newspapers ( : accessed June 2007).

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