Biography of Leslie W. McIntire

Leslie W. McIntire, of Solon, Somerset County, druggist, Postmaster, and express agent, was born in Bingham, Maine, January 21, 1856, son of Obed and Rose A. (Robinson) McIntire. His parents were natives of Bingham, this county, where the father was engaged in farming for a number of years. Moving subsequently to Athens, Maine, Obed McIntire carried on a general store there for twelve years. From Athens he removed to Lewiston, in which city he spent his last days. He was a much respected citizen of Somerset County in his day, and served with ability in various town offices. His widow now resides in Auburn. She has been the mother of four children, namely: Leslie W., the subject of this sketch; Mabel, who died in 1894, and who was the wife of Frank L. Hight, now a resident of North Cornville, Maine; Laura, who resides with her mother in Auburn; and Amo McIntire, of that city.

Leslie W. McIntire completed his education in Skowhegan, where also he learned the druggist’s business with W. H. Fuller. In 1872 he engaged in trade with his father in Athens, making a specialty of drugs and chemicals. He continued with his father for several years, and in 1881 established himself in Solon. He has occupied his present store since 1887. Besides a full line of drugs, chemicals, and medicines, he carries paints, oils, varnishes, and similar materials, and is conducting a profitable business. He has acted as express agent since cooling to Solon, and was appointed Postmaster in 1897.

Mr. McIntire married Maud Parkman. of Solon, daughter of Absalom and Hannah Parkman. Her father, who was a hardware dealer, died in 1885. His widow is now residing here. Mrs. McIntire is the mother of three children: Guinevere, born May 7, 1888; Edward L., born September 4, 1890; and Clare, born July 3, 1895.

Politically, Mr. McIntire is a Republican. He has advanced in Masonry as far as the Commandery, and is also connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He is one of the stirring and successful business men of Solon, and his personal qualities make him very popular in this community.

Source: Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1898.

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