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William Holmes McGuffey
Birth: Sep. 23, 1800
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 4, 1873
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA

Author, Educator. With his Brother Alexander, he wrote the “McGuffey Readers”, while a professor at Miami (Ohio) University from 1823-1836. He served as President of Cincinnati College from 1836- 1839, and President of Ohio University from 1839 to 1843. From 1843 to 1845 he served as President of Woodward College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia in 1845 and served in that capacity until his death in 1873. (bio by: S.G. Thompson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander McGuffey (1767 - 1855)
  Anna Holmes McGuffey (1776 - 1829)
 
 Spouses:
  Harriet Elliot Spining McGuffey (1804 - 1850)*
  Laura Pleasants Howard McGuffey (1818 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Henrietta McGuffey Hepburn (1832 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane McGuffey Young (1799 - 1852)*
  William Holmes McGuffey (1800 - 1873)
  Henry McGuffey (1801 - 1877)*
  Alexander Hamilton McGuffey (1816 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
Plot: LAT: 38.03592 - LON: 78.51306
 
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Originally Created by: S.G. Thompson
Record added: Jun 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11261291
William Holmes McGuffey
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William Holmes McGuffey
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William Holmes McGuffey
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