Memorable Manitobans: Jean Isabel Wellwood McIntosh (1899-1980)
Born near Gladstone on 16 June 1899, daughter of Isabel Mustard (1874-1954) and Robert George Wellwood (1868-1943), sibling of Robert Hugh Wellwood, she spent her childhood at Gladstone, Yorkton [Saskatchewan], Vancouver [British Columbia], and Brandon, graduating from Brandon Normal School. She taught at Arden School (?-?) and Carberry School (1918-1919) before joining the Brandon School District as Principal of McLaren School (1919-1922). While in Brandon, she also taught Sunday School (1919-?) at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. In 1922, she moved to Winnipeg, teaching in the Winnipeg School District at Isbister School (1922-1923) and John M. King School (1923-1936).
On 17 June 1936, she married fellow teacher Herbert McIntosh at Knox United Church. She stopped teaching but remained active in the community, including serving as President of the Young Womens’ Christian Association (YWCA) as well as other board-level positions. Following her husband’s death in 1953, she returned to the classroom, teaching in the Fort Garry School District until retirement.
She died at the Misericordia Hospital on 11 October 1980 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“The City [Miss Jean Wellwood ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 9 January 1918, page 8.
“The City [Miss Jean Wellwood ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 3 September 1918, page 8.
“St. Paul’s Sunday School starts on a new year,” Brandon Daily Sun, 8 September 1919, page 2.
“July bride,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 June 1936, page 12.
“Pretty tea is honor for Miss Jean Wellwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1936, page 6.
“Jean Wellwood and Herbert McIntosh exchange wedding voys at ceremony at Knox,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1936, page 9.
“McIntosh - Wellwood,” Russell Banner, 23 July 1936, page 1.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1980, page 54.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), 2744/80 - Jean I. McIntosh, GR5951, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 26 May 2021