John W. McGuire of Neodesha, Kan., a representative of the medical profession of his city and a citizen to whom is accorded a full measure of popular confidence and esteem, has comparatively only entered upon his professional career but has already demonstrated an ability which bespeaks a very successful future for him in his chosen field of endeavor.
Kansas is Dr. McGuire's state by adoption. He was born at Mount Sterling, Ky., Jan. 20, 1880, a son of Lee C. and Elizabeth E. (Childers) McGuire. Both parents were Kentuckians by birth. They were married in their native state and resided there until 1884, when they removed to Linn county, Kansas. Later they took up their residence in Coffey county, but in 1905 removed to Neodesha, where they now live retired. The father gave the whole of his active career to agricultural pursuits. In political affairs he is a Republican. James H. McGuire, paternal grandfather of Dr. McGuire, was born in Kentucky and spent his whole life there as a farmer. The maternal grandfather, John W. Childers, also is a native of Kentucky and a farmer. He is still living at Maytown, that state, full of years, having reached the age of eighty-seven.
Dr. John W. McGuire graduated in the Yates Center (Kan.) High School in 1901 and soon afterward entered the University Medical CoIlege at Kansas City, Mo., in which institution he graduated in 1905. While pursuing his professional studies he served two years as an interne in the University Hospital, and while there met Miss Myrtle E., daughter of James F. Wright of Reading Kan., and a graduate nurse of the University Hospital, who in 1907 became his wife. Upon completing his medical course Dr. McGuire located at once at Neodesha, Kan., for the practice of his profession. Merit is the ladder upon which men of every calling climb to distinction. Well qualified with natural talents, and with training for his chosen work, as opportunity came to him he proved his ability and in six years' time has built up a very creditable and lucrative practice. His progressive professional spirit is indicated by his membership in the Wilson County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Dr. and Mrs. McGuire have one son, Robert W., who is now (1911) three years old. The Doctor and his wife both sustain church membership, he with the Christian denomination and Mrs. McGuire with the Methodists. Fraternally he is a Royal Arch Mason and in politics gives his allegiance to the Republican party, but in political affairs he takes only the voting interest of a progressive citizen.Pages 549-550 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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