H.A. [Henry Albert] McIntosh [ 1868 - 1944 ]

In [1887]1 “Mr. Frank Sandford, one of the pioneer business men of Fenelon Falls, started a cheese factory south of the canal, the first of its kind in this district. The following year Mr. H.A. McIntosh came to the village from Peterborough County and entered Mr. Sandford’s employ as cheese-maker, continuing at this occupation for fourteen years [i.e. 1902] [FFPL 28.9A]. The “factory” also produced cream.

The first manager of the factory was Joseph Haight [FFG 26 July 1889; 4]. H.A. McIntosh became the manager in the spring of 1890 [FFG 25 April 1890; 5]. By 1904 McIntosh and Sandford appear to have formed a partnership as their names appear together in the 1904 Souvenir as Sandford and McIntosh. The partnership with Sandford does not appear to have lasted past 1906 when the Sandford factory burned on March 12th, 1906.

Once Sandford’s factory ceased operation H.A. McIntosh went into business on his own producing milk, cream and cheese. He also dealt a great deal in grain in partnership with Joseph McFarland. McIntosh remained in the dairy business until at least 1926 when his son Ronald took over the business [FFPL 28.9A].4 Henry Albert is buried in the Fenelon Falls Cemetery.

In [1887]1 "Mr. Frank Sandford, one of the pioneer business men of Fenelon Falls, started a cheese factory south of the canal, the first of its kind in this district. The following year Mr. H.A. McIntosh came to the village from Peterborough County and entered Mr. Sandford's employ as cheese-maker, continuing at this occupation for fourteen years [i.e. 1902] [FFPL 28.9A]. The "factory" also produced cream. The first manager of the factory was Joseph Haight [FFG 26 July 1889; 4]. H.A. McIntosh became the manager in the spring of 1890 [FFG 25 April 1890; 5]. By 1904 McIntosh and Sandford appear to have formed a partnership as their names appear together in the 1904 Souvenir as Sandford and McIntosh. The partnership with Sandford does not appear to have lasted past 1906 when the Sandford factory burned on March 12th, 1906. Once Sandford's factory ceased operation H.A. McIntosh went into business on his own producing milk, cream and cheese. He also dealt a great deal in grain in partnership with Joseph McFarland. McIntosh remained in the dairy business until at least 1926 when his son Ronald took over the business [FFPL 28.9A].4 Henry Albert is buried in the Fenelon Falls Cemetery.

532 H.A. McIntosh was known as Albert McIntosh. Variant name: A., Albert or Abe McIntosh. The newspapers and directories refer to a Mr. Albert (or A.) McIntosh, an H.A. McIntosh, and an Albert Ronald McIntosh, and the results are confusing. Henry Albert McIntosh (known as Albert) was the father of Albert Ronald (known as Ronald). 533 The article states 1877, but the date is confirmed in the newspapers. See CP 28 Oct 1887; 1. 534 An 1895 article stated that Albert McIntosh was appointed the manager in 1895 [FFG 17 May 1895; 4] but this is same man. Perhaps his contract was renewed at this time. 535 See under McIntosh & McFarland 536 See Phillips Ontario Dairy and Creamery List: 41. 537 McIntosh's Creamery [FFPL 28.9A]. "Twenty-six years ago [i.e. 1902], Mr. McIntosh himself, changing from cheese-making into the factory business [sic]. At that time open vats were used for butter-making but these were replaced later by closed pasteurizers. Collection of the cream from the farms is now done by motor truck. The creamery is noted for the excellence of its products, and its butter has taken first prize at the Toronto Exhibition, second prize in Ottawa, and second at London. Mr. Ronald McIntosh, who had been associated with his father in the business all his life, took entire charge two years ago. When Mr. McIntosh came to FF forty years ago, the main street was like a corduroy road, buildings were practically all frame, and sidewalks, where there were any, were board. Mr. McIntosh has been actively associated with the growth of the town serving on the School Board for six years and also on the Board of Water, Light and Power Commissioners of which he is a present member. Mr. Ronald McIntosh is now serving on the School Board and is an Oddfellow. Mr. H. A. McIntosh is a Mason."

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