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James Levi McIntyre (1874 - 1935)

James Levi McIntyre aka McIntire
Born in Anna-Jonesboro, Union County, Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Jun 1894 in Union, Illinoismap
Husband of — married 1918 in Thebes, Alexander, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2016
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James was born 7 Dec 1874 at Anna, Illinois.[1]


  • James was living with his parents at Stokes, Illinois during the 1880[2] census.
  • James, Polly, and her children were living at East Cape Girardeau, Alexander County, Illinois during the 1900[3] census. James was working as a blacksmith at that time.
  • James and Polly were living at Thebes, Illinois during the 1910[4] census, and James continued working as a blacksmith.
  • James married Lena Wright 1918 at Thebes, Illinois. They were living in Mounds, Illinois during the 1920[5] census with Lena's daughter, Mildred.
  • In 1930[6], James was living on Cotton Wood Street in Thebes, Illinois with Lena and their children. James was then an auto mechanic and had his own shop.


  1. james married Mrs. Polly Mathis Murphy 17 Jun 1894 at Union County, Illinois.[7] Their son is:
    1. Eddy
  2. James married Lena Catherine Wright in 1918 at Thebes, Illinois. Their children are:
    1. Lester Paul
    2. James Larry
    3. Pauline Catherine


James was a blacksmith in earlier days and then became an auto mechanic as the automobile came into use.


Actual Death Certificate of James Levi McIntire.
James was born 7 Dec 1874 at Anna, Union County, Illinois, as seen in his death certificate. There has been a poor transcription of this death certificate floating around on, which incorrectly interprets his birth place as Aurora, Illinois. Further, the incorrect transcription misreads the mother's name as Mary Thomis, when it is actually Mary Morris. The actual death certificate is shown here.

James died 22 Feb 1935 at Thebes, Illinois.[8]


Hutchison Cemetery [9]
Alexander County
Illinois USA



Jonesboro Gazette

21 Jan 1893: Edith Keller died 15 Jan 1893, after being shot through a window at her home six miles northeast of Dongola Friday night, aged about 60 years. She was a widow and lived with four daughters, two of them widowed. The coroner’s jury determined she was shot by James Levi McIntire or Francis Settlemoir, who was actually aiming at one of her unmarried daughters.


  1. Find A Grave (see below)
  2. 1880; Census Place: Stokes, Union, Illinois; Roll: 254; Page: 135A; Enumeration District: 119 Ancestry Record 6742 #47063476
  3. 1900; Census Place: East Cape Girardeau, Alexander, Illinois; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1240237 Ancestry Record 7602 #582300
  4. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0177; FHL microfilm: 1374243 Ancestry Record 7884 #4256096
  5. 1920; Census Place: Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois; Roll: T625_393; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 98 Ancestry Record 6061 #9918634
  6. 1930; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 2340141 Ancestry Record 6224 #83218152
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: 17 Jun 1894, Vol 2, Page 131, Lic# 4352, Union Ancestry Record 60984 #610909
  8. Find A Grave (see below)
  9. Find A Grave (see below)

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