Memorable Manitobans: Wallace Henry McIntyre (1904-1960)
Born at Clearwater on 24 October 1904, son of Hugh McIntyre and Isabella Moore, he taught at Hilltop School (1923), Pierson School (1929-1931) and Souris School (1932-1935) before moving to Winnipeg where he taught school in the Winnipeg School Division and served as the Principal of Margaret Scott School (1952-1955) and Lord Nelson School (1955-1960). In August 1960, he was seconded to the Department of National Defence to teach for two years at a school at Baden-Solingen, Germany operated for the children of Royal Canadian Air Force personnel. Soon after arriving in Germany, he was killed in an automobile accident near Stuttgart on 18 September 1960 and was buried in the Commonwealth military cemetery at Choloy, France. He left a widow and one daughter.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Ancestry.
Henderson’s Winnipeg Directory, 1959.
“Winnipeg principal killed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1960, page 3.
“City teacher is buried in Germany,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1960, page 9.
“Memorial on Sunday for W. H. McIntyre,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1960, page 41.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 May 2017