George M. McIntire

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George M. McIntire (February 22, 1817- August 16, 1884), a mayor of Charlottesville during the Civil War and a druggist. McIntire's wife, born Catherine A. Clarke (also spelled Clark), was a member of the prominent Albemarle family that held land under grants received in colonial times and produced George Rogers and William Clark.[1]

McIntire, his wife, lived with their three boys and four daughters in a house at 815 E. High, home of the famous “Tarleton Oak”. Their youngest son, Paul Goodloe McIntire, born in 1860, was to become acknowledged as one of the great benefactors of the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle and also the University of Virginia. [2].

Paul Goodloe McIntire's gifts to benefit the general pubic included a city block to create a formal landscaped city park (formerly known as Lee Park) in memory of his parents, purchased on May 28, 1917 and given to the City of Charlottesville, Virginia on May 30, 1917. The block is bound by Jefferson Street, First Street N.E., Market Street and Second Street N.E. to be used as a park by the people of Charlottesville (ref: Plat bk page 33, blk 195. D.B. 32, pg. 7; also D.B. 30, pg. 298)

George Malcolm McIntire belonged to the Masonic Order. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery inside the McIntire family plot located at Division C, Block III, Section 1 in the northwest part of the cemetery.[3] His gravestone matches the same design as that of his wife's, Catherine A. Clarke McIntire (1820-1903).

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