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Who Was Jane McGuire, Widow of Tremont?

Posted By on November 9, 2016

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The 1890 Veterans’ Census for Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (shown above), indicates that a Jane McGuire, a widow, lived at that place.  She reported that her deceased husband, Thomas McGuire (or Thomas Maguire), was a Civil War veteran , Private of the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company D.

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An index card was located at the Pennsylvania Archives (shown above), for Thomas McGuire of that militia regiment, but contains little information about him.  The Bates reference of 5-1264, only gives his name in a list of men of that company.

Another McGuire from the same place (Tremont), John McGuire, was found on the same 1890 census page.  He also served in the same 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company D, in addition to another regiment, and was alive in 1890.  It is possible that the two men were related, but that has not yet been confirmed.

If any reader of this blog has knowledge of Thomas McGuire, whose widow was living in Tremont in 1890, please add the information as a comment to this post or send it by e-mail.


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