H. Elmer McGuire Expires at Farm Home at Age 78
Had Lived in This Community for More Than 50 Years. Funeral Services Held Tuesday.
H. Elmer McGuire, for more than fifty years a prominent farmer in this community, died at his farm home a short distance northwest of Sparta at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night after an extended illness. He was aged 78 years, four months and eight days.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Daniel C. Campbell at the U.P. church in this city at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Caledonia cemetery.
Henry Elmer McGuire was born in the western part of Washington county on September 12, 1861, but when he was but a child his parents moved to Randolph county, near Coulterville. On October 8, 1884, he was married to Miss Sara Jane Thompson and to this union was born two children, Harry T. McGuire, of Fountain, Colorado, and Mrs. Mary L. Clouser, now deceased. The wife and mother passed away on January 7, 1909, and on April 13, 1910, Mr. McGuire was again married to Mrs. Adele Emory, of near Chester.
He is survived by his wife and son; one step-daughter, Mrs. H. M. Daley, and two step-sons, Ralph and Robert Emory, all of Seattle, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Wilson, of Girard, Kansas, and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The late E. B McGuire, Sparta banker, was his uncle.
In 1872, Mr. McGuire united with the Old Prosperity U.P. church near Tilden but then years later, when he moved to a farm near Sparta, he transferred his membership to the Sparta U. P. church. He had resided on the farm where he died since 1897.
Source: Sparta News-Plaindealer, 26 Jan 1940 Page 7