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McINTYRE, Peter, Canadian R. C. bishop, born in Cable Head, St. Peter's bay, Prince Edward island, 29 June, 1818. His father, a native of Invernessshire, Scotland, emigrated to Prince Edward island in 1788. The son received his preparatory education in St. Andrew's academy, Prince Edward island, was afterward sent to the College of St. Hyacinth, and followed a theological course in the Seminary of Quebec. He was ordained priest in 1843, and then appointed assistant at the Quebec parish church. After several months he was assigned to the Tignish mission in Prince Edward island, where he continued for seventeen years, during which he built one of the finest churches in Canada. He was consecrated bishop of Charlottetown in August, 1860. Under the administration of Bishop McIntyre, the Roman Catholic church has made marked progress in his diocese. He has founded the College of St. Dunstan's, a convent on one of the Magdalen islands, and about twenty churches and parochial schools. He went to Europe in 1869 to attend the General council of the Vatican, and travelled through a part of Europe and Asia. In 1878 he founded a hospital in Charlottetown, which is considered one of the best managed in the Dominion and is open to all classes and creeds.--His nephew, Peter Adolphus, physician, born in Peterville, Prince Edward island, in 1840, was educated at St. Dunstan's college, the Quebec seminary, and Laval university, and graduated as a physician at McGill university in 1867. He was a railway commissioner for Prince Edward island from May, 1872, till August, 1873, elected to the Dominion parliament in 1874, defeated in 1878, re-elected in 1882, and again at general election in February, 1887. He is a Liberal.
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