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David R. Maguire

MAGUIRE, David R., retired farmer, Macomb, Ill., was born in Shelby County, Ky., October 20, 1833, the son of James and Rachael (Randolph) Maguire, natives, respectively, of Virginia and Kentucky, who came to Sangamon County, Ill., about 1844. With them were eight children. In 1852 the family moved to McDonough County, where they purchased 160 acres of land in Macomb Township. From time to time additional purchases were made, until at the time of his death, on December 6, 1867, the father owned 680 acres of valuable land. David R. Maguire was educated in the common schools, and deciding to be an agriculturist, purchased 460 acres of the homestead property.

On September 9, 1874, Mr. Maguire was united in marriage with Rebecca Bardo, of Lycoming County, Pa. He engaged in raising stock and did a general farming business until 1892, at which time he built a residence on East Calhoun Street, Macomb, where he has since lived a retired life at peace with the world. In political affiliations, Mr. Maguire is a Republican. He has acted as School Treasurer of Macomb Township, filling his father's unexpired term in that office. He belongs to the Methodist Church. To look back upon a well spent life; to be able to retire and live on one's income; to be at peace with all — this is the lot of few men; but such is the good fortune of David R. Maguire.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 942-943, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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