|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1850|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1912|
Archibald "Archie" Yell McGuyer was the sixteenth child of Dr. John and Mary Yell McGuire. He was named after his mother's uncle Archibald Hunter Yell, Governor of Arkansas from 1840 - 1844, who died in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico February 23, 1847. The parents of young Archie brought all 16 of their children, having been born in Bedford County, Tennessee, to Springfield, Limestone County, Texas and settled on the old George Cox place in 1854. Archie was born in 1850. He married Mirah Roxana "Roxie" Burns Oct. 23, 1873 at Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas and they had at least five children: Elizabeth Irene was born in 1875, Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas. William Wiley was born 1877, Rusk County, Texas. Emma Katie was born 1879, Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas, Marvin Yell was born 1884, Lometa, Lampasas County, Texas. and Cornelius was born 1889,at Newburg, Comanche County, Texas. Archie loved to be out on the open land and he enjoyed animals and hunting. He died Apr. 28, 1912 at Canyon, Randall County, Texas.
THE RANDALL COUNTY NEWS
Canyon, Randall County, Texas. Thursday, August 1, 1912 Vol, XVI, No.19
Stranger Died In City
Mr. Maguire died Sunday afternoon in this city after an illness of one year. He and his son, Neely had been traveling for his health and were on their way to Eva, Okla.,to visit his daughter, Mrs. W. N. Wever. While camping in Canyon he was taken suddenly ill. Mr. Monroe found him very sick in camp and carried him to a house where he was tenderly cared for by the good people of Canyon. He was poor in this world's goods, but was rich with the grace of God. Just before he passed away he called his son and daughter to his bed side and told them he would soon leave them, but to meet him in Heaven.
Mrs. W. N. Wever came to his bed side. The good people of Canyon cared for him tenderly. He was laid away in Dreamland cemetery. Bro. Nichols conducted the funeral service.
The above was copied from microfilm in the office of THE CANYON NEWS on 25 September 1980, and is a true and exact copy to the best of my ability.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME by the said Nell Norvell (Mrs.L.W.} this 29th day of September, 1980, to certify which witness my hand and seal of office.
Mildred Sheffy, Notary Public
The State of Texas
My Commission expires: 9-15-1984
Mirah Roxana Burns McGuyer*
Elizabeth Irene McGuyer Weaver (1875 - 1914)*
William Wiley McGuire (1876 - 1959)*
Katie Emma McGuyer McCurdy (1879 - 1939)*
Marvin Yell McGuyer (1884 - 1953)*
Cornelius Franklin McGuyer (1886 - 1963)*
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Record added: Dec 16, 2009
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