Harold L. McIntire, 37, bricklayer, saved Estella C. Miller, 46, from being killed by a train, Tama, Iowa, January 19, 1943. Mrs. Miller fell on a crossing and lay with her head between the rails of a track on which a passenger-train was approaching at a speed of 55 m.p.h. McIntire ran 10 feet in snow two inches deep, stopped on the rail, and took hold of Mrs. Miller. McIntire walked backward, dragging Mrs. Miller; and she cleared the path of the locomotive when it was three feet from them. The train passed at unreduced speed. 39757-3316
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Harold Lewis McIntire, 69, Toledo, Iowa, died on Aug. 2, 1975, in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center, Belle Plaine, Minn. He was born on March 13, 1906, at Gilcrest, Mercer County, Ill., son of Lewis C. and Isabelle McIntire.
He received part of his elementary education in the area of his birth and, in 1917, the family moved to Tama, Iowa. He graduated from Tama High School with the class of 1925.
McIntire was an avid lover of wildlife and nature. In his younger years, he worked as a bricklayer and cement finisher, later working at Central Fibre Products papermill in Tama, where he was employed for 23 years.
At an early age, he was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In the church, he held the priesthood, ministering in the office of the priest.
Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery, east of Toledo.
(Edited from an obituary provided by a family member.)