John Joseph McGuire

6 May 1900–21 February 1971 (Age 70)
Center Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph McGuire was born on 6 May 1900, in Center Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Francis McGuire, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Johanna McManus, was 20. He married Mary Elizabeth Geris on 3 May 1921, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Welton, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1930 and De Witt Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1971, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Long Grove, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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John Joseph McGuire
Mary Elizabeth Geris
Marriage: 3 May 1921
John Thomas McGuire

Spouse and Children

3 May 1921
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States


    John Thomas McGuire


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Etta McGuire



    James Leonard Mcguire


    Francis William Mcguire


    Edward Jerome McGuire


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Uidhir ‘son of Odhar’, a byname meaning ‘sallow’. This was the name of the ruling family of Fermanagh from the 13th–17th centuries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Mcguire, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John J Mcguire, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John J Mcguire in household of Thomas F Mcguire, "United States Census, 1920"

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