McLean County, Illinois
DR. F. H. McINTOSH, D. D. S., a highly esteemed member of the dental profession in the city of Bloomington, has a finely appointed office, located on the corner of Main and Jefferson streets, and has built up a profitable and lucrative business.
Our subject is a native of Bureau County, Ill., and was born on the 12th of March, 1856. His parents were John C. and Lydia A. (Hoyt) Mclntosh, both natives of New York State, and his father was engaged in farming pursuits and railroading. They settled in Bureau County in 1849, where the father died in 1881, and where the mother still resides.
Of their family of eight children, four only are living: Albert E. married Miss Annie Gettings, and is engaged in farming near Lamoille, Ill.; George married Miss Lucy R. Randall, and is engaged in farming near Dover, Ill.; Fred H. is the subject of our sketch; Margaret B. resides in Bureau County, Ill.
John C. Mclntosh was essentially a self-made man and possessed of considerable ability. He obtained a fair education through his own persistent efforts, and was beloved and respected by all for his genial sympathies and his liberal and hospitable traits of character. The poor and needy always found in him a friend ready to aid. Both parents were members in good standing of the Congregational Church.
The subject of this history passed his youthful summers in the manner common to most farmers' boys, and attended school during the winter seasons until he was nineteen years old. He then assumed the duties of a teacher, his first school being near Arlington, in Bureau County. After one year thus employed he engaged with the I. M. B. Society of Princeton [ed., probably a Mutual Benefit Society] as Assessment Clerk, which position he occupied for two years, and then commenced the study of dentistry under the instruction of Dr. G. T. Smith, of Princeton.
Four years later he completed his course of study in the Philadelphia Dental College [ed., now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University], from which he graduated in the class of 1881. He then came to Bloomington, and formed a partnership with Dr. Will X. Sudduth. After a few months Dr. S. left to finish his studies, and our subject, purchasing his interest in the business, has since that time practiced alone. It is safe to say that he ranks among the best dental surgeons in the State, as his large practice fully indicates.
Dr. Mclntosh is a valued member of the profession, being a member of the Illinois State and the Central Illinois Dental Societies. Notwithstanding the arduous duties of a pressing business he has found time to identify himself with the social amenities of life where he believed he would be the means of doing good.
He is now President of the Y. M. C. A., is Superintendent of the First Congregational Sabbath-school, also Treasurer of the church, and a member of the Board of Trustees. Socially Dr. Mclntosh is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and in politics casts his vote in support of the principles of the Republican party. He has recently invested in real estate in the city by purchasing a house and lot at No. 408 East North street. Whether this is indicative of any further interesting event, remains to be seen.
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), 340. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.
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