Dr. W. M. McGuire and
family will be finished moving to Simcoe this week and residents of
Waterford regret very much to lose them as citizens.
The doctor's first move was to
his "Gore View Farm," a mile south of Waterford, where he has
lived for years.
He has sold the farm and purchased a fine new home in Simcoe. His
department from Waterford has been so gradual that we still feel he and
his family are with us.
Dr. McGuire was born in Halton
County in 1863.
He received the first part of his education at the public school in
Stewarttown and at the age of 14 started lumbering and farming.
By studying nights he passed the
entrance at 20 years of age. In two winters at the Collingwood
Collegiate he secured his third and second class certificates,
afterwards attending the model school at Milton.
He taught three years in the
Township of Trafalgar.
In 1890 he entered the study of dentistry and graduated in 1893, with
the degree of L.D.S. from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and the
degree of D.D.S. from Trinity University.
The doctor purchased the dental
practice of the late Dr. Samuel Cunningham and located in Waterford in
That the doctor took a great
interest in everything pertaining to the interests of the community in
which he lived is evinced by the number of offices [he] held.
In 1896 he was the Conservative
candidate, running against the late John Charlton in the Dominion
election. He was again [sic] in the provincial elections of 1911,
against Col. T. R. Atkinson.
He has been warden of Trinity
Church for 18 years; president of the Townsend Fall Fair for 11 years;
secretary-treasurer of the Waterford Public School Board 12 years, and
served two years in the village council.
In the line of sports he took an
active interest in baseball, football, tennis and bowling, and was the
official umpire of hundreds of games of baseball in Norfolk County.
For a number of years he owned
Hillhead Stock Farm and afterwards purchased Gore View Fruit Farm. He
was also a lover of horses and has exhibited at Toronto, Galt and local
In February 1914 he was
appointed Registrar of Norfolk County, which has occasioned his removal
Mrs. McGuire and Miss Bigger
will be much missed by their many friends in this place and especially
by the members of Trinity Church, where they were always active workers
in every department of the church.
-- Waterford Star.