Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: BIOGRAPHY
Series 19: STUDENT
Audrey McIntire, Student,1933-1937
Audrey McIntire Tino (1920-1961)

221 Audrey McIntire. [creech_columbus_2_221]

TAGS: Audrey McIntire, Audrey McIntyre, Audrey McIntyre Tino, students, Glyn Morris, Emily Hill Creech, James Columbus Creech, Watson “Buster” McIntyre, Mary Hill McIntire, Student Application Blanks, Kenmont Coal Company, school debts, Harrison “Buster” McIntyre, Peggy McIntire, Jack R. Cornett, Joseph Tino, Bill Hill Cemetery

AUDREY McINTIRE Student, 1933-1937

Emily had already written to Morris a year before, asking if he would accept her two nieces, stating

“I know of no other school that I would rather have than Pine Mt. Of course, I feel it is the best place in the world and shall always feel so…I would do all I could to pay their way….”

At that time, 13-year-old Audrey and 12-year-old Peggy were too young to qualify. Consequently, the two began their sixth and fifth grades, respectively, at PMSS in September of 1933. Meanwhile, Emily offered to work again at the School but no positions were available.

Audrey’s Student Application Blank, completed in April 1933, indicates that the last school she had attended was run by Kenmont Coal Company in Perry County, Kentucky. 

[*NOTE: The family’s last name, “McIntire,” was also spelled “McIntyre” on some documents and photographs.]

AUDREY McINTIRE Student: At Pine Mountain

Beginning in 1935 the School’s administrative staff kept the girls’ mother and Aunt Emily informed of their progress through letters sent to them at the end of each semester. This letter-writing policy was adopted by the School in place of sending report cards. 

Audrey had a rough first two years at Pine Mountain, resulting in poor grades in her subjects. However, in December 1935, Glyn Morris wrote

“Mr. [Arthur W.] Dodd [School Principal] reports that there has been considerable improvement in Audrey’s work this year. … I hope that she will continue to live at the school and that she will continue to improve. She is well liked by her classmates and by the workers, which bespeaks much for her.” 

By May 1936, Buster and Audrey were living with Emily and Columbus Creech, according to an agreement she had signed to work on her PMSS debt that summer. Two months later Mrs. Creech received the following report from Morris: 

 “Audrey made considerable progress in her academic work during the past year at Pine Mountain. … Peggy was somewhat handicapped by coming in the second semester, but her record even so was fair. Peggy’s industrial work was good, as well as Audrey’s. As you know, at Pine Mountain we are much more interested in this phase of school life than in the academic work.”

AUDREY McINTIRE: After Pine Mountain

A year later, in July 1937 the School received notice from Audrey that she was leaving for New York on August 1 and would no longer be coming to Pine Mountain.

Little information has been found about her time in New York. A notation on one of her school records indicates “10-37 Domestic service New York City.” The 1940 U.S. Census records her as a housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. James Barclay in Bronxville, New York.

In 1938, her address was in Tuckahoe, New York. In 1940, she wrote from Bronxville, New York, requesting a written letter from the School stating her birth date, years at PMSS, and parents’ name and address, which she needed for an unspecified test she would be taking. 


Audrey McIntire was born on February 5, 1920, in Jeff, Kentucky. Her parents were Mary Hill McIntire (born 1900) and Harrison McIntire (1897-1963). She was followed in birth by two siblings, Peggy in 1921 and Watson “Buster” in 1924. Audrey married John Cornett and is listed in Kentucky Vital Records Indexes as the mother of Jack Roger Cornett, born December 28, 1940, in Harlan, Kentucky. (“Audrey McIntire Cornett” and “Audrey McIntire Corbrell” appear in some notations on Creech family photographs.) Jack married Juanita Scearce.

Audrey later married Joseph Tino. Audrey McIntyre Tino died on May 13, 1961, at the age of 41. She was buried in Bill Hill Cemetery, Jeff, Kentucky, where her sister Peggy was also buried ten years later.


Linda McIntyre Smith, daughter of Watson (“Buster”) McIntyre, has been designated as the representative for the JAMES COLUMBUS CREECH family’s photographic and archival material donation to the PMSS Collections. See JAMES COLUMBUS CREECH Family Collections Guide for more about the collection and links to related pages.


See Also:
– Biography
WATSON “BUSTER” McINTYRE Student – Biography

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JAMES COLUMBUS CREECH Family Collections Guide


Audrey McIntire

Alt. Title

Audrey McIntyre ; Audrey Tino ; Audrey McIntire Tino ; 



Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

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Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Audrey McIntire; Audrey McIntyre ; Audrey McIntire Tino ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; students ; Glyn Morris ; Emily Hill Creech ; James Columbus Creech ; Watson “Buster” McIntyre ; Mary Hill McIntire ; Student Application Blanks ; Kenmont Coal Company ; school debts ; Harrison McIntire ; Peggy McIntire ; Jack R. Cornett, ; Joseph Tino ; Bill Hill Cemetery ; 

Subject LCSH

McIntire, Audrey, — 1920-1961.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.


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Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.




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Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet


Series 09: Biography and Series 19: Students




Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography and Series 19: Students

Coverage Temporal

1920 – 1961

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Perry County, KY ; Tuckahoe, NY ; Bronxville, NY ; Jeff, KY, 


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Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Audrey McIntire ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Audrey McIntire ;




“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

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“AUDREY McINTIRE Student Records” and “JAMES COLUMBUS CREECH Family Collections Guide.” Series 09: Biography and Series 19: Students. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Family Tree, including McIntire/McIntyre, (accessed 2021-08-14). ; Internet resource.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2021-08-14, Audrey McIntyre Tino, Find a Grave, ; Internet resource.

“Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999,” database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2021-08-14), Audrey Mcintyre in entry for Jack R Cornett, 28 Dec 1940; citing Birth, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort. Internet resource.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch ( 2C805984801%2C954202801 : accessed 14 August 2021), New York > Westchester > Eastchester Town, Bronxville > Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012. Internet resource.

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