Dr. Gustavus MacIntosh
Year Inducted: 1983
Dr. Gustavus McIntosh was born on his parental farm home in the “Gore” of Lochiel Township, July 18, 1874. His parents were Donald McIntosh and his wife, the former Margaret Munro. He was known as “Gus” from childhood.
After graduating from Dalkeith public school and Vankleek Hill Collegiate he attended the Ottawa Normal obtaining a teacher’s degree.
“Gus” McIntosh spent a few years teaching in Glengarry schools. During this time he became one of the luminaries in field days that included Cornwall, Ottawa, and Montreal. He was a protege of “Big Rory” MacLennan, and among the leaders in the hammer throw.
“Gus” McIntosh then enrolled in the McGill Faculty of Medicine. At McGill he really demonstrated his prowess with the college track and field team, competing in Canadian Intercollegiate meets. Long after graduation, a plaque commemorating the athletic achievements of Dalkeith’s “Gus” McIntosh was prominent in the Student Union Building.
Dr. Gustavus McIntosh practised medicine in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. He died at the age of 80, in 1954.