Meyer: Mrs. Laura Maguire, widow of J. W. Maguire, and a
life-long resident of Houghton Township, died on Monday at her home
here after a year's illness.
Born in Bayham Township, 7
May 1854, daughter of the late Ephriam and Mary Martin, deceased was
in her 93rd year. On 12 Nov 1874 she married John Wilton Maguire and
settled on Concession 1, Houghton Township, where she lived until
On 12 Nov 1924 Mr. and Mrs.
Maguire celebrated their golden wedding. She was predeceased by her
husband in 1928, and since has made her home on the old homestead
with her son, L. A. Maguire, former warden of Norfolk. Mrs. Maguire
had been a member of Kinglake United Church for many years.
leaves to mourn three daughters,
Mrs. F. Curtis (Dora) of St. Thomas,
Mrs. A. A. Johnson (Estella) of Straffordville,
Mrs. N. L. James (Lou) of Ingersoll;
two sons, W. J. Maguire of
and L. A. Maguire on the homestead;
one sister Mrs. B. Brian of Straffordville.
There are also 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four
services were hild on Thursday afternoon at the H. A. Ostrander
& Son funeral home and were very largely attended. Rev. Alfred
Yeoman of Courtland United Church delivered the message and Mrs. J.
M. Climle rendered the hymn "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
Interment was made in the family plot of Kinglake Cemetery.
pallbears were neighbors George Meharg, Ivan Meharg, Gordon
Hetherington, Gordon Heterington, Reuben Culp, Arthur Carson and
flower bearers were Peter Johnson, Guy Johnson, John Maguire,
Spencer James, Robert James and
George Curtis, grandsons; Hugh Davidson,
N. H. Gervin, Carl, Lloyd and Emerson Priester,
Fairman McQueen, Preston Stansell, Harry Manary,
Charles McKoy and
Wilton Vannatter. Relatives attended from Windsor, Chatham, London,
St. Thomas and Grimsby.