William Guy Guffee

13 April 1878–22 August 1965 (Age 87)
Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States

The Life of William Guy

When William Guy Guffee was born on 13 April 1878, in Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States, his father, Sgt Joshua Henry Guffey, was 38 and his mother, Sarah E. Morton, was 36. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Falls, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Reagan, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 August 1965, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Waite Cemetery, Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States.

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Sgt Joshua Henry Guffey
Sarah E. Morton
Lillie Lee Guffee
Lucy S. Guffee
James E Guffee
William Guy Guffee
Elmo Rita Guffee

Parents and Siblings

    Sgt Joshua Henry Guffey


    Sarah E. Morton




    Lillie Lee Guffee


    Lucy S. Guffee


    James E Guffee




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 23

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cuff .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W Guy Guffey in household of Otho L Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William G Guffer in household of Joshua H Guffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Guy Guffie in household of J H Guffie, "United States Census, 1880"

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