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McGUIRE, Charles 1817-1904


Posted By: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (email)
Date: 10/22/2003 at 20:56:12

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, February 10, 1904
Page 6 column 4


Charles McGUIRE, who died in Lockridge Township the 3d inst.; was an Iowa pioneer. He came to Burlington in 1839, when a young man, removed to Henry County in the fall of the same year, and located in Lockridge Township in 1847, where he lived continuously for more than half a century on the same farm. The Indians were still in southeastern Iowa when MR. McGUIRE came here, wild game of the larger kinds was abundant and the settler had scarcely commenced to change the appearance of the country. His recollections of pioneer life were excellent and his reminiscences entertaining. Mr. McGUIRE was a native of Ohio, born in Butler County, August 12, 1817, and grew to manhood there. July 7th, 1846...he was married to Margaret, a daughter of Sullivan Sutherland ROSS, who came to Iowa in 1834, and was a man of note among the pioneers. Five children were born to them, four of whom are now living. They were Mrs. Henry SCHMIDTLEIN of Nevada; Thomas R. of Greenfield; Charles S. of Lyon County, Kan.; William M. and Samuel of this county. The aged wife also survives the husband. Mr. McGUIRE was a man of excellent character and was held in high esteem in the community in which his life was spent.

[Ed. note: Buried in Germanville Union Free Cemetery.]


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