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Henry David McGuire

Henry David McGuire

Male 1868 - 1944  (76 years)

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  • Name Henry David McGuire  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 19 Jan 1868  Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1944  Trail, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Buried Trail Cemetery, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • This brief biography of Henry David McGuire was excerpted from a longer biography written by Keith David McGuire, Jr. titled "Henry David McGuire 1868-1944"

      Henry was an apprentice for a stone mason in Lexington, Alabama, moving to Kansas at the age of sixteen when the stone mason relocated his business operation there. It was in Kansas that Henry learned the trades of Wagon/Carriage Builder and Blacksmith, during his four year apprenticeship with a Master Craftsman. After his apprenticeship, he started his own blacksmith shop: initially in Lawrence, Kansas, relocating to Olivet, Kansas, and then to Osage City, Kansas. This is where he met Anna Mary "Mamie" Kuykendall.

      Their first two children were born in Osage City, while their four youngest were born at the Red Creek Farm in western Dewey County, Oklahoma. The farm in Red Creek was 160 acres, located In Dewey County three miles west of Trail on Red Creek which drained into the South Canadian River located two miles north of the homestead. The patent to the land was obtained 22 May 1906. The family originally lived in a two room half dugout with mortar walls and a wood shingled roof that had been built into a hillside to provide ten foot high back walls with twelve foot wide rooms. Henry and two neighbors assisted each other in building these dugouts for each family. While they were being built, the families lived in tents and covered wagons. Later the family moved in a wood frame farmhouse constructed on the property. They briefly moved to Trail were Henry worked as a blacksmith, and then back to the farm.

      The young family moved from the farm to the city of Trail, which had been relocated two miles northwest to have a railroad depot, after the Wichita Falls & Northwest Railroad branch line was completed. Here Henry again worked as a blacksmith. In 1912 they purchased property in Block 15 located on the south side of Broadway between 1rst and Main streets. Here they built a brick building to house the blacksmith shop, public bath facilities, and their living quarters.

      When the economy of Trail could no longer support the family, Henry and his sons travelled throughout the country to find work. In the summer of 1913, Henry and his oldest son Percy even spent three months working in Canada, operating a clear water pump for a coal mine on the Mackenzie River. Henry sold his original homestead to David Hale on 13 February 1915, but retained the building that housed his shop and living quarters in Trail.

      During the next several years, Henry farmed in central Louisiana, worked as a blacksmith in Kansas, worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma, and farmed in southern Tennessee, near Florence, Alabama. Mamie remained in Trail with the younger children during most of theses sojurns. Older sons Elvis and Cecil helped their father with the Tennessee farm for awhile.  In 1921, Henry returned home to Trail. Soon afterwords, Henry and Mamie divorced. Henry moved to Chicago to work, and Mamie and her daughters lived for a time with her son Percy and then with son Elvis. Later she and the children relocated to Illinois as well. Here she and Henry were remarried in 1926. The family moved back briefly to Alabama, then to nevada, and finally returned to Oklahoma, where they settled in Camargo, on the north side of the South Canadian River on State Highway 34. Here they operated a restaurant that was named the "Nickle Inn," named for the price of the individual servings or hamburgers, chili, and pie.

      After Mamie's death, Henry remarried and returned to Trail, to the building that had served as his blacksmith workshop and home years before.

      Henry's death certificate showed his parents as Frederick H. McGuire, born in Virginia (sic) and Centhy Porter, born in Alabama. In the space for cause of death, the following was written: "This man was found dead at his home about 3 days after his death. Supposedly died of internal hemmorrage after violent exertion."  The physician who signed the certificate was W.E. Saba, M.D. of Leedy, Oklahoma. The informant was Keith McGuire of Camargo Oklahoma. Burial was at Leedy as well.

      OBITUARY

      Henry David McGuire, son of Frederick Hugh and Cinthey Elizabeth McGuire, was born Jan 19, 1868 at Lexington, Alabama, and died February 3, 1944 at his home in Trail, Oklahoma.

      Mr. McGuire was united in marriage to Anna Mary Kuykendall of Osage City, Kansas in 1893, who preceded him in death in 1934. Mr. McGuire was remarried in 1940 to Mrs. Lona Chill of Camargo.

      Mr. McGuire homesteaded in Oklahoma, December 15, 1898 and made his home here until his death.

      Besides his wife, Mr. McGuire is survived by his six children: Percy K. McGuire of Boulder City, Nev.; Cecil E. McGuire of Douglas, Ariz.; Elvis McGuire of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Keith McGuire of Camargo; Ellen McGuire of Caliente, Nev., and Mrs. Bert Hyde of Batavia, Ill., also elevn grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of friends.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Oklahoma, Dewey County, Trail Twp
      Enumerated 9 and 10 May 1910
      SD 2 ED 133 Sheet 11B
      84-84
      McGuire, Henry D Head M W 42 M 17 Ala Ala US Farmer
      McGuire, Maymoe Wf F W 40 M 17 5/5 Mo Ill Ill
      McGuire, Persey Son M W 17 S Ks Ala Mo Farm hand
      McGuire, Cecil Son M W 13 S Ks Ala Mo
      McGuire, Elvis Son M W 9 S Ok Ala Mo
      McGuire, Keith Son M W 5 S Ok Ala Mo
      McGuire, Ellen Dtr F W 2 S Ok Ala Mo

      1920 Census
      Oklahoma, Dewey County, Trail Twp
      Enumerated 6 Jan 1920
      SD 7 ED 209 Sheet 10A
      6-6
      McGuire, Henry Head M W 42 M Ala SC SC Merchant Retail Grocery
      McGuire, Mamie Wf F W 49 M Mo Ill Ill
      McGuire, Percy K Son M W 25 S Ks Ala Mo Job Work
      McGuire, Elvis H Son M W 18 S Ok Ala Mo Laborer Farm
      McGuire, Keith D Don M W 14 S Ok Ala Mo
      McGuire, Ellen B Dtr F W 11 S Ok Ala Mo
      McGuire, Hildred M Dtr F W 9 S Ok Ala Mo

      1930 Census
      Oklahoma, Dewey County, Camargo Twp
      Enumerated April 12, 1930
      ED 22-3 SD 1 Sheet 2A Stamped 138
      McGuire, Henry Head O 1000 M W 65 M 26 Ala US US Blacksmith Blacksmith Shop
      McGuire, Mamie Wf F W 59 M 23 Mo Ill Ill
    Person ID I175  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Frederick Hugh McGuire,   b. 25 Jul 1820, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1888, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Simanthy "Cynthie" Elizabeth Porter,   b. 2 Apr 1834, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1919  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1858  [10, 11
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Mary "Mamie" Kuykendall,   b. 12 May 1870, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1934, Camargo, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1893  Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • It appears that they were seperated as of the publication of HISTORY OF THE KUYKENDALL FAMILY SINCE ITS SETTLEMENT IN DUTCH NEW YORK as she was listed as living in Osage City, Kansas and her husband and children were shown as living in Trail, Oklahoma
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Percival Kuykendall McGuire,   b. 18 May 1894, Osage City, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1946, Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Cecil Elliott McGuire,   b. 2 Jul 1896, Osage City, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1983, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Elvis Henry McGuire,   b. 4 Feb 1901, Red Creek Farm, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1994, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Keith David McGuire, Sr.,   b. 7 May 1905, Red Creek Farm, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1948, Camargo, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Ellen Blanche McGuire,   b. 6 Feb 1908, Red Creek Farm, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1970, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Hildred "Hilly" Mamie McGuire,   b. 23 Nov 1910, Red Creek Farm, Dewey County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1983, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Photos
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie Kuykendall Family circa 1909, Farm at Red Creek, Oklahoma
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie Kuykendall Family circa 1909, Farm at Red Creek, Oklahoma
    This picture was taken west of Trail, Oklahoma around 1909, on the McGuire farm on Red Creek. Pictured are, left to right: Henry, Ellen held by her mother Mamie, Keith holding the wagon handle, an unidentified farm hand, Percy, Cecil and Elvis.
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie Kuykendall Family circa 1914
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie Kuykendall Family circa 1914
    Family of Henry David & Mamie (Kuykendall) McGuire

    Oklahoma, circa 1914

    Top Row (L to R): Elvis, Percy, Cecil, Keith

    Bottom Row: Hildred, Henry David, Ellen, Mamie
    Documents
    Kuykendall, Anna Mary 'Mamie' to Henry David McGuire, Sr.
    Kuykendall, Anna Mary "Mamie" to Henry David McGuire, Sr.
    Marriage Certificate from Osage County, Kansas, December 1893
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1868 - Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1893 - Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1944 - Trail, Dewey County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trail Cemetery, Dewey County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1900 with wife Mamie, Osage City, Kansas
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1900 with wife Mamie, Osage City, Kansas
    Henry with his wife, Mamie Kuykendall, and their two oldest children, Percy and Cecil, in Osage City, Kansas, about 1900.
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1910's with his wife, Mamie
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1910's with his wife, Mamie
    Henry McGuire and his wife, Mamie (nee Kuykendall) in front of "The Cozy Cafe." It appears that one of their daughters is in front of them, with some unidentified children to their left.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY EVERYONE IN THE PHOTO.
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1910's
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1910's
    Henry at work in his Blacksmith shop, probably around 1910-1920.
    _McGuire, Henry David
    _McGuire, Henry David
    Husband of Mamie Kuykendall
    B. 1868 Alabama D. 1944 Oklahoma
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1930's or 1940's
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1930's or 1940's
    This photo of Henry was probably taken in the late 1930's, after his wife Mamie had died.
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1940 at his dugout
    McGuire, Henry David ca 1940 at his dugout
    This photo was taken in front of his dugout home east of Camargo, Oklahoma. Henry was an apprentice for a stone mason in Lexington, Alabama, moving to Kansas at the age of sixteen with his employer. While in Kansas, Henry also apprenticed as a carriage maker and blacksmith. After completing his training, he started his own blacksmith shop--initially in Lawrence, and eventually relocating to Osage City, Kansas. This is where he met and married Mamie Kuykendall. They later moved to Oklahoma, where they raised their six children.

    Documents
    Mettrie Camp, Idaho
    Mettrie Camp, Idaho
    Henry and his family moved here to find work during the depression
    McGuire Dugout Home
    McGuire Dugout Home
    McGuire, Henry David
    McGuire, Henry David
    Dewey County, Oklahoma, Death Certificate

    Headstones
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie (Kuykendall)
    McGuire, Henry David and Mamie (Kuykendall)

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] 1870 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003., (United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.), Alabama. Lauderdale County, Twp 1 Range 8 West, PO Lexington Enumerated 13 Jun 1870 Page 32 235-227 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Oklahoma, Dewey County, Trail Twp Enumerated 9 and 10 May 1910 SD 2 ED 133 Sheet 11B 84-84 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Oklahoma, Dewey County, Trail Twp Enumerated 6 Jan 1920 SD 7 ED 209 Sheet 10A 6-6 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Alabama, Lauderdale Counrty, Beat 3 Village of Lexington Page 5 SD 1 ED 151 Enumerated 4 Jun 1880 24-24 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 96520943 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S203] McGuire, Keith David, Jr--Family Researcher P.O. Box 1721 Bailey, CO 80421-1721 (303) 838-0255, He lists his birthplace as Lexington, Alabama and DOB as Ja nuary 18, 1868 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S207] 1870 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003., (United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.), He is listed as age 2 Alabama. Lauderdale County, Twp 1 Range 8 West, PO Lexington Enumerated 13 Jun 1870 Page 32 235-227 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S203] McGuire, Keith David, Jr--Family Researcher P.O. Box 1721 Bailey, CO 80421-1721 (303) 838-0255.

    9. [S389] State of Oklahoma, Department of Health, Certificate of Death.

    10. [S111] Gomillion, Janie Porter--Family Researcher (gomilli@att.global.net).

    11. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 94334256 (Reliability: 3).