Biography of James McGuire
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JAMES McGUIRE - Among the best known heating contractors of The Bronx is James McGuire, who has been engaged in the heating business in his own name there since 1919, and prior to that was associated for ten years with various concerns in the same line. Mr. McGuire is a son of James and Catherine McGuire, the father, an engineer, who died in 1887; the mother died in 1897.

James McGuire was born in Meriden, Connecticut, July 7, 1885; and was educated in the parochial schools of New York City. He has been associated with The Bronx since 1898, but after four years left and went West, in 1902, first to Toledo, Ohio, where he was for two years in the employ of the Libby Glass Company of that city, engaged in blowing and cutting. Leaving Toledo in 1904, Mr. McGuire went adventuring to the Pacific, spending the next five years in the Klondike, Honolulu, Sumatra, Manila, and other far off portions of the globe. He returned to The Bronx in 1909 at the age of twenty five and for the next ten years was in the employ of various heating concerns, acquiring a thorough practical knowledge of the business. Since 1919 he has been in business for himself and has built up a substantial trade, his concern being one that is up to date in every respect. Mr. McGuire worked on the manufacture of ingredients that were used on the inside of gas masks, with the Casino Beach Gas Company during the World War and was registered for service but not called. He is a member of the James Brown Democratic Club, of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, The Bronx Board of Trade, Lions Club, Schnorer Club, and Dunwoodie Golf Club. His religious connections are with the Catholic church.

Mr. McGuire married, in New York City, February 20, 1915, Charlotte Lander, daughter of John F. and Nora (Purcill) Lander; the father died in September, 1925, after having lived in The Bronx for twenty six years, the mother is still living.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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