CAMERON R. McINTOSH.
Cameron R. McIntosh has attained his position of prominence in the
business and social circles of North Battleford and vicinity as the result
of intelligently directed efforts and staunch determination and he well
deserves the confidence and esteem accorded him. He is proprietor and
editor of the North Battleford News, North Battleford, the pioneer paper
in northwestern Saskatchewan, north of the North Saskatchewan river,
and also of the Turtleford Record at Turtleford, Saskatchewan. He also
has other important interests. He was born in Dornoch, Grey county,
Sullivan township, Ontario, on the 7th of July, 1871, a son of Donald
and Mary (Cameron) McIntosh, the former a native of Dornoch, Scot-
land, and the latter of Vaughn township, York county, Ontario. The
father came to Canada with his parents when five or six years of age
and settled in Glengarry county, Ontario, near Martintown, remaining
with his parents until he reached man's estate. He then engaged in
farming in that province until 1882, when he came west and took up
a homestead at Avonhurst, thirty miles from Regina, operating it for
about eight years. At the end of that time he retired from active life
and returned to Ontario, where he resided until his death, on the 1st of
February, 1905, when over eighty years of age. Mrs. McIntosh traced
her ancestry back to the Bells, who were with the Hudson's Bay Com-
pany for years in western Canada, holding positions of importance and
trust; and to the Camerons of Lochaber, Scotland. She died on the 19th
of September, 1901.
In the pursuit of his education Cameron R. McIntosh attended the
public schools of his birthplace and was graduated from the Durham high
school in 1891 and from the Owen Sound Collegiate Institute in 1900.
He received a professional third-class certificate in the Durham Model
School in 1891, and was awarded the first-class professional certificate
at the Hamilton Normal College in 1901. During the time he was ac-
quiring his higher education he was teaching school, in that way secur-
ing the necessary funds. Later he registered at Queen's University, tak-
ing a course in arts, qualifying for his B. A. degree and graduating from
that institution in 1908. Altogether he taught about fifteen years. His
one idea and ambition from the beginning, however, was to enter the
field of journalism whenever the opportunity presented itself. In 1911
he came west to North Battleford and taught the fall term, then pur-
chased his present paper, the North Battleford News, the oldest paper in
the upper end of the northwestern part of the province. He remodeled
the plant and has all modern printing facilities, such as presses and lino-
type machine, and also owns the building. In 1916, so successful had he
become as a newspaper man, he determined to enlarge his interests and
therefore purchased the Turtleford Record and remodeled the plant. The
combined circulation of his papers is about three thousand. He issues
a district Special every year, which has a circulation of many thousands.
Mr. McIntosh is a born newspaper man and journalist and through his
papers he has been influential in the furtherance of many projects bene-
ficial to the surrounding country. He still owns his father's homestead
near Regina. He is a member of the Gordon~Murray Gold Mines, Lim-
ited, which controls holdings on Elbow Lake, near The Pas.
On the 17th of April, 1918, occurred the marriage of Mr. McIntosh
to Miss Pearle Irwin, a daughter of Edward Irwin, a native of Ontario.
He was one of the oldest conductors on the Canadian National Railroad
at the time of his death. Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh are the parents of one
child: Margaret Irwin Marie, who was born on the 24th of December,1919.
Mr. McIntosh was the first to realize and bring before the people of
the district the propriety of organizing a Canadian Club and he has been
president of the club since 1922. He was president of the Provincial
Press Association in 1919 and 1920 and is still a member of the executive
committee. He is also a member of the executive committee of the
Provincial Canadian Club and was elected vice president for Saskatche-
wan at the convention of the Association of Canadian Clubs at Victoria,
British Columbia, in September. He has always given his political al-
legiance to the Liberal party and is a member of the executive committee
of the Liberal Association of this province. Fraternally Mr. McIntosh
is identified with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He is a member of St. Andrew's Society, of which he was president for
years. He is now Chief Patriarch of the Battleview Encampment, I. 0.
0.F., North Battleford, and holds membership in the Business Men's
Association. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church and
he has been an elder in the Knox church, North Battleford, for years.
He has also been one of the board of managers and Sunday school super-
intendent since the early days. He is president of the District Sunday
School Organization for Northwestern Saskatchewan and a member of
the District Historical Society.
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