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John P McGuire
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1832
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1909
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

JOHN P. MCGUIRE - Indiana County Gazette, Wednesday, September 22, 1909, Page 5

Aged Soldier's Sudden Death. - Member of Col.
Dick White's Command Passed Away on Public Road. - John P. McGuire, a well
known citizen of Ashville, died of apoplexy while on the road between
Ashville and Altoona, on Sept. 13, being found
several hours later. He had gone on a marketing trip to a mining village a mile
and a half from his home. In 1861 Mr. McGuire entered the ranks as a soldier in Company A,
Fifty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
and served under Colonel Dick White, engaging in some of the most
important battles of the Civil War. He also had two brothers in the
army. One was killed in battle and the other died in Andersonville prison. One of his few
surviving relatives is a niece, Mrs. Martz,
of Blairsville.


obit
John P. McGuire, a well known resident of
Ashville, was found dead along the Dry Gap road about a half mile from that
town at 1:15
o'clock Monday
afternoon, death having resulted from apoplexy.
He left his home Monday morning at 10 o'clock for Mark Hanna, a small town a mile and half
distant to which he made a trip once a week and was returning home when
stricken. He was born in Gallitzin Township October 3rd, 1832. In
1861 he entered the ranks as a soldier of Company A, Fifty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania
Volunteers and served three years in South Carolina under Colonel Dick White, engaging in some
of the most important battles of the Civil War.
He also had two brothers in the army, one being killed in the battle and
the other died in Anderson (sic) prison. He was married April 21, 1868, to Miss Lizzie Benden, who proceeded him to
the grave three months and five days from the day of his death. He had lived in Gallitzin Township until about five years ago when he moved to
Ashville. Mr. and Mrs. McGuire did not
have any children, the only near relatives that survive him being nieces: Mrs. Cronan, Mrs. M. Chirdon of Coupon, Mrs.
J. Thomas of Tunnelhill, and Mrs. Marts of Blairsville and also one nephew, Mr.
John McGuire of Coupon. Since his coming
to Ashville he was a faithful member of St. Thomas congregation. His funeral, which took place Wednesday
morning at 9
o'clock, was very
largely attended. He was buried with
honors of war. Rev. Father J. L. O'Donnell celebrated a high mass of requiem in
St.
Thomas Church and in the course of his remarks paid a
solid tribute to the general good qualities of the deceased. Interment was made in St. Thomas cemetery.

(Cambria Freeman, sept 24, 1909)

 
 
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 Parents:
  John A McGuire (1799 - 1877)
  Susan Storm McGuire (1806 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Bendon McGuire (1839 - 1909)
 
 Sibling:
  James N. McGuire (1830 - 1890)*
  John P McGuire (1832 - 1909)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Thomas Cemetery
Ashville
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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John P McGuire
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John P McGuire
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In Remembrnce-John P McGuire-Civil War Veteran-
- Joan of VA
 Added: Jun. 4, 2009
 
 
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