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McLean County, Illinois
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ROBERT S. McINTYRE, engaged in the insurance and real-estate business, with his office and residence at Bloomington, is a native of Rhode Island. He was born in Providence, Sept. 20, 1836, and his parents were Samuel and Elizabeth (McFarland) Mclntyre, natives of Ireland and of Scotch descent, who came to the United States at an early clay in their lives.

Our subject's father was a farmer by calling, and Robert S. passed his boyhood days on the farm in St. Clair County, Ill., and there lived until he was twelve years of age. He accompanied his parents to this county in 1848, and located with them in Bloomington. In that city he entered the printing-office of Jesse W. Fell, and learning the trade continued at the same until 1861.

During the year last named our subject enlisted in Co. A, 94th Ill. Vol. Inf. [ed., 94th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a/k/a the McLean Regiment ], as a private. He was soon promoted Quartermaster Sergeant of his regiment, in which capacity he served till the expiration of his term of enlistment. He was mustered out in July, 1865, and returned to Bloomington; that same fall he was elected County Clerk of McLean County.

Assuming the duties of his office in December of that year he continued faithfully to serve the citizens of the county for a term of four years. On retiring from the County Clerk's office Mr. Mclntyre engaged in the insurance and real estate business. In 1880 he was elected Assessor of Bloomington, city and township, and has held that office continually since. Mr. Mclntyre is Secretary of the Bloomington Loan and Home Association, and is one of the thorough-going and enterprising business men of the city.

Robert S. Mclntyre was united in marriage with Sarah E. Worley, of Taylorsville [ed., Taylorville], Christian Co., Ill., in 1865. This union has been blest by the birth of the following children, namely: Florence M., Jessie I., William, Donald and Ralph S.

Socially Mr. Mclntyre is a member of the Knights of Pythias, also of the G. A. R., the A. O. U. W. [ed., Ancient Order of United Workmen], the Royal Arcanum and Improved Order of Red Men.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 362. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.


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