|Frank and Jane McIntyre and sons Clarence, John, and Earnest|
Early history of church: McIntyre family and First Baptist Church
|FRANK and JANE CHITWOOD McINTYRE moved to
Robbins from Winfield with their four sons, EARNEST, CLARENCE, FORREST
and JOHN around 1915. FRANK worked as a railroad telegrapher at the "RO"
tower. He and his family were active in the First Baptist Church.
FRANK was a good steward of his money and if he was unable to attend church services, he would give his money to CHARLIE MADDEN to put into the collection plate for him at the next service. He was ordained as a deacon in 1939.
His eldest son, EARNEST, married GLADYS WRIGHT from Huntsville and they had two children: NANCY and DAVID, who is a Methodist minister in Nashville.
Their second son, CLARENCE, married JULIA MADDEN and they had two daughters: JANE and MARY MAUD.
Their third son, FORREST, never married and died in a railway accident at age 22.
Their fourth son, JOHN, married JUANITA PEMBERTON of Brimstone and they along with their three children, FORREST HARL, KAY and MARTHA, were all members of the First Baptist Church in their early years.
FRANK's father, THOMAS, lived with the family for some time and his granddaughter remembered him a having a heavy Irish brogue. THOMAS was born in Ireland in 1835 and immigrated through the Charleston, South Carolina port.
–– Submitted by Mary Etta Neely
|McIntyre Grandchildren – In front are Nancy and Martha Jean. In back: Mary Maud (holding David), Jane, and Kay. Not pictured is Forrest Harl.|
FNB Chronicle, Vol. 17, No. 2 – Summer 2006
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