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 Henry Guest McPike

Henry Guest McPike

Birth
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Apr 1910 (aged 84)
Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12134 · View Source
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Henry G. McPike was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln and sat on the podium during the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Alton in 1858. He was also with Lincoln in Springfield, IL when the telegram arrived informing Lincoln of his election to the presidency. Mr. McPike was a real estate developer, owned a box manufacturing company, served as Mayor of Alton 1887-91 and was a noted horticulturist. The mammoth "McPike" grape was developed on the McPike estate (Mount Lookout) in North Alton. The grape was patented and became famous for the wine produced from it.


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  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Guest McPike (6 Jul 1825–18 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12134, citing Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .