ALMA JANE FELT (1858 - 1914)
and her daughter, Mildred E. McIntyre
By Myron L. Newton, Jr.
Alma Jane Felt was born on September 5, 1858, in Trim Belle (a.k.a. Trimbelle), Wisconsin, the youngest child of Hannibal Felt and Roxeana Healy. In 1860 she appeared with her parents in the U.S. Wisconsin Census, Trimbelle Township, Pierce County where she was one year of age.
Alma’s parents had separated by the time the 1870 U.S. Census was taken. She and her mother were enumerated under the Healy surname, living with Alma’s grandparents in the Town of River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Alma's given name was recorded as “Alena”. The 1880 U.S. Wisconsin Census for River Falls, Pierce County noted that Alma and her mother were enumerated under the Felt surname living in the household of Alma's uncle, Lyman Healy. Alma was age 21 and performed housework.
On June 25, 1884, Alma married George W. (probably Wesley) McIntyre in River Falls, Wisconsin. Some family trees indicate that he was the son of Mansir Darius McIntyre and Eliza Barnes of Cleveland, Ohio and born in that city on September 28, 1853. George was almost certainly the seven-year-old boy of that name who was enumerated with his parents, "Moses" and Eliza McIntire (sic) in the 1860 U.S. Wisconsin Census for El Paso Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin and at age 17 in the 1870 census for Gilman Township in Pierce County where he helped his father on their farm. In 1880 he was a teacher living as a boarder in Martel, Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Within a year of their marriage George and Alma moved to St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota where they were enumerated in May 1855 in the Minnesota State Census. George later graduated from the Minnesota College Hospital in Minneapolis and the family settled in St. Peter, Minnesota where he practiced medicine for the rest of his life.
The McIntyres were enumerated as "Dr. and Mrs. G. W." in the 1895 Minnesota State Index for St. Peter, Nicollet County. Also enumerated was their daughter Millie E. McIntyre (see below), age one-year seven-months. The family of three next appeared in the 1900 U.S. Minnesota Census for Nicollet County, St. Peter City. This census noted that Millie was born in October 1893 in Minnesota; George was a physician, age 46, and born in Ohio in September 1853, and Alma was age 41 and born in Wisconsin in September 1858. They had been married for 15 years. The McIntyre family also appeared in the 1905 Minnesota Census residing on Grace Street in St. Peter City. George was age 51, Alma F. was age 46, and Millie E. was age 11. It appears that Millie was their only child.
The 1910 U.S. Minnesota Census noted that they still lived in Nicollet County, St. Peter City. This census confirmed that George was born in Ohio and both his parents were born in Massachusetts. He was enumerated at age 55 and was a doctor, Alma was age 50, and they had been married for 26 years. Millie E. was age 16 and born in Minnesota.
According to the Minnesota Death Index, Alma J. (Felt) McIntyre died on July 9, 1914, in Nicollet County. She was interred in the Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wisconsin on July 13, 1914.
After Alma's death, George McIntyre continued to reside in St. Peter and practice medicine. He was enumerated as a lodger and widowed in the 1920 U.S. Census for St. Peter. Dr. George W. McIntyre, according to the Minnesota Death Index, died in Nicollet County on July 11, 1920. The Directory of Deceased American Physicians (1904-1929) noted that he died of valvular heart disease in St. Peter, Minnesota. This document also indicated he was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1853, practiced allopath in St. Peter, attended medical school at Minnesota Hospital College and New York University Medical College, and received earlier education in Tiffin, Ohio and River Falls, Wisconsin. George is buried with his wife in the Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wisconsin.
Mildred "Millie" E. McIntyre
(1893 - after 1940)
The Minnesota County History Name Index indicates that Millie (Mildred or Millie Eliza) was still single in 1916. A Minnesota birth index notes that she was born October 17, 1893, in Nicollet County, Minnesota to George and Alma McIntyre. This birth date would be consistent with the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses but not for the 1940 census. All information found since 1910 census refers to her as "Mildred".
In 1918 Mildred graduated from John Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in nursing. It seems logical that she finished high school in St. Peter prior to attending college in Baltimore. The 1920 U.S. Census enumerated her as a boarder at age 26 in Baltimore where she was a hospital nurse.
Mildred was next found on a passenger list for the S.S. George Washington that arrived in New York, New York from Cherbourg, France on July 23, 1925. Traveling with her was Mary Hodge who was born in Akron, Ohio in 1881. They both listed their residence as the Normandie Apartments in Baltimore. The 1930 U.S. Census for Baltimore enumerated Mildred and Mary Hodge residing together at 319 Gittings Avenue in a home owned by Mary. They both listed their occupation as doctors. No documentation has been found where Mildred earned a medical degree and no other references have been discovered indicating her status as a physician so this may have been an enumeration error.
Note: The following information is speculative and more documentation needs to be discovered about Mildred McIntyre.
If the 1940 Census is correct Mildred again was living in Mary Hodge’s household, however she was enumerated as Mildred Reynolds, the wife of Thomas T. Reynolds who also lived in the same household. The correct birth location for Mildred, Minnesota, was enumerated, but her age was 42 and not 46 as would have been expected. Caution should be taken in making assumptions based on this census since there could have been an enumeration error in recording her last name and age, or possibly this could be a different Mildred. This person was not employed outside the home.
If this is the correct Mildred then her education level might settle the question if she was ever a doctor, as noted in the 1930 U.S. Census, since she had completed only four years of college. Mary Hodge, who is noted as having a doctor’s degree in a number of citations, had eight years of college.
Other information from the 1940 census is provided in case this was a proper enumeration for Mildred. Thomas T. Reynolds was born in Washington, but it is not known if this was Washington State or the District of Columbia. He was age 39 and worked as an insurance salesman. Supplemental questions at the bottom of the census sheet indicated that he was military veteran.
The 1940 census was the last document discovered for Mildred (McIntyre or Reynolds) or Thomas T. Reynolds. No good matches were found in the Minnesota Death Index for either Mildred or Thomas. Mildred's long time friend is believed to have been Mary Ashmun Hodge who died in Baltimore in August 1972. Perhaps an obituary for her might be found that mentions Mildred. The 1930 U.S. census for Mary and Mildred erroneously indicated that Mildred was a "wife" of Mary's. This was then lined out in the census and an illegible word written in, which was interpreted by Ancestry.com to read "niece". A family connection could be possible since both Mary's and Mildred's fathers where born in Ohio, however it is questionable if this will be of any assistance in discovering new information about Mildred.
1830 U.S. New York Census, Cattaraugus County, Town of Little Valley; p. 194
1840 U.S. New York Census, Cattaraugus County, Town of Coldspring
1850 U.S. Illinois Census, Winnebago County, Town of Roscoe
1860 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, Township of El Paso; p. 1
1860 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, Township of River Falls; p. 75
1870 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, Township of Gilman, Martel P.O., p. 4
1870 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, Town of River Falls, p. 21
1880 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, Martel, ED 112, p. 7
1880 U.S. Wisconsin Census, Pierce County, River Falls, ED 113, p. 31
1895 Minnesota State Census, Nicollet County, St. Peter
1900 U.S. Minnesota Census, Nicollet County, St. Peter City, ED 206, p. 10A
1905 Minnesota State Census, Nicollet County, St. Peter City
1910 U.S. Minnesota Census, Nicollet County, St. Peter City; ED 107, p. 2B
1920 U.S. Maryland Census, Baltimore City, ED 80, p. 17A
1920 U.S. Minnesota Census, Nicollet County, St. Peter, Ward 2
1930 U.S. Maryland Census, Baltimore City, ED 4-429, p. 8A
1940 U.S. Maryland Census, Baltimore City, ED 4-789, p. 3B
Family Data Collection FamilySearch™ Records. Roxann Healy, b. 14 April 1828 in Cattaraugus,
Family Data Collection FamilySearch™ Records. Hannibal Felt, b. Feb 1829 in Monroe,
Family Group Record (Marriage), FamilySearch™; Sheldon Manley Felt and Olive Hill
m. 19 Feb 1883, Cliff House, Lawrence County, South Dakota
Family Tree of Aderholt Hillman Hughes Solomon Funderburg, FamilySearch™; Hannibal Felt and
Roxean (sic) Healy, m. 28 Nov 1850
Family Tree "Dorr Felt Tippens American Ancestral Registry", viewed December 2012 at Ancestry.com
Citation and notes for Hannibal Felt, Roxeana Felt and Alma Felt.
Family Tree "My Wildman-Johnson Research Tree", viewed December 2012 at Ancestry.com
Alma Felt McIntyre. Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wisconsin. Memorial #82471708
George W. McIntyre. Greenwood Cemetery, River Fall, Wisconsin. Memorial #78835486
Greenwood Cemetery: St. Croix County, River Falls, Wisconsin. www.rootsweb.com/~wistcroi
McIntyre, Alma; b. 1858, d. 1914. Block 4, Lot 76. Notes: nee Felt, w.o George W.
McIntyre, George W. b. 1853, d. 1920. Block 4, Lot 76. Notes: h.o. Alma
History of the St. Croix Valley by Augustus B. Easton, p 672
Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index 1840-1980, viewed at Ancestry.com, December 2012
Minnesota County History Name Index, found on Ancestry.com.
Book: NICOLLET-LESUEUR I, Year: 1916, Page: 317
Alma J. Felt McIntyre, Dr. George Wesley McIntyre, Millie Eliza McIntyre
Minnesota Death Index, viewed at http://people.mnhs.org on December 2012
Alma J. (Felt) McIntyre, Certificate ID# 1914-MN-008812
Dr. George W. McIntyre, Certificate ID# 1920-MN-009147
Minnesota Death Index 1908 - 2002 viewed at Ancestry.com, December 2012
Alma J. (Felt) McIntyre, d. 9 Jul 1914, Nicollet (County)
Dr. George W. McIntyre, d. 11 Jul 1920, Nicollet (County)
Minnesota Historical Society Death Index; Alma J. (Felt) McIntyre, d. 7/9/1914;
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 viewed at Ancestry.com, December 2012
Mildred Mcintyre, S.S. George Washington, lv Cherbourg FR 23 July 1925, arr NY, NY 31 July 1925
The Felt Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of George Felt of Casco Bay. Compiled by
John E. Morris, 1893
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1918 Graduates, page 128: Mildred E. McIntyre, residence St. Peter, MN
Myron L. Newton, Jr.