Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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William McIntosh Jr.

Born: 5/14/1919

Died: 4/4/1999

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

William Bill McIntosh, Jr., 78, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998 in his home.

Born May 14, 1919 in McAlester to William R. and Ruby C. Miller McIntosh, he grew up and spent his entire life in the McAlester area. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting campaigns in France, Germany and Central Europe and was awarded four Bronze Stars. He married Mary Patricia Hayes on July 27, 1946 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

He worked as an electrician for the Talihina Indian Hospital and retired after 18 years of service. He also worked as an electrician at the Naval Ammunition Depot for 11 years, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1098, Harrison-Powers Post No. 79, American Legion, and had been attending the Bugtussle Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; three children, Michael McIntosh and Rita Susan McIntosh, both of Oklahoma City, and James L. Baker, Edmond, Oklahoma; four sisters, Josephine Kirkpatrick and Jane McWhorter, both of McAlester, Frances Tuhro, Wichita, Kansas, and Sylvia Abney, Apple Valley, California; a brother, John G. McIntosh, Norwalk, California; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edith Taylor and Pat King; and a brother, L. McIntosh.

William could trace his genealogy back to Chief William McIntosh of the Creek Nation and to Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation at the time of removals of the Choctaws.