|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1871|
|Death: ||May 18, 1922|
Julia McGuire was born on March 30, 1871 on a farm in Green Isle, Minnesota to Patrick McGuire and Mary Toole. She was their first child; her father had children from an earlier marriage. The family would grow to include two brothers and three sisters.
Julia's early life changed at age 11 when her father died. The family moved to Minneapolis, where Julia's grandmother lived. At age 16, Julia helped the family by working as a seamstress. Then she became a cook in a restaurant, which was where she met her husband, Louis Labrie, a waiter. They were married June 1, 1891. Between 1892 and 1910, Julia had nine children—three boys and six girls (two boys died as infants). The family moved to St. Paul in 1906.
Julia's husband Louis was known to get violent with her and the children. In March 1911, after Julia was beaten one evening, the family had Louis arrested, and he committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell. She was left with a large family to support and the house half paid for. The older children got jobs while Julia stayed at home.
In about 1919, Julia opened a lunchroom in Minneapolis. Four of her daughters helped in the restaurant, but she kept it for only about a year. On May 18, 1922, Julia died of a stroke at her home in St. Paul. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul. It is said she is in a separate grave from her husband because he committed suicide.
Patrick H. McGuire (1834 - 1882)
Mary Toole McGuire (1846 - 1904)
Louis Martin Labrie (1868 - 1911)*
Minnie Louise Labrie Bolheres (1893 - 1950)*
Lillian Anna LaBrie Fritz (1899 - 1978)*
George LaBrie (1908 - 1908)*
Plot: Section 31, Row 24, Grave 18
GPS (lat/lon): 44.96659, -93.13554
Created by: Laura Mitchell
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83307376