Maguire, H. Frank (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 13 Jun 1895, p. 6
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Citizens of St. Catharines were greatly shocked this morning, when the news quickly spread that Ald. H. Frank Maguire had died at an early hour from effects of an overdose of laudanum. On Thursday he returned from Buffalo quite sick. On Friday night he slept at the Murray House and on Saturday went to the Falls to attend to his duties as inspector of immigrants. During the day he fell while there and received a gash in his head which had to be stitched up. ... Deceased suffered considerably from insomnia and it is said was in the habit of taking laudanum to produce sleep. ... Deceased was born in old Niagara 54 years ago and moved to this city with his parents when quite a small boy. When a young man he went into the grocery buiness in Capt. Larkin's employ in the premises at present occupied by his family and which then was doing a big business with vessels using the old canal. Afterwards he took charge himself and it has ever since been carried on by him and his family. In politics he was a reformer and a hard worker. He knew the County like a book and almost every voter in it, so that his loss will be a heavey blow to his party. For his services in this connection he was, a couple of years ago, appointed Inspector of Immigrants at Suspension Bridge. He entered municipal life as an alderman in 1888 and has served continuously ever since with the exception of a few months in 1893. In that year he ran for mayor against Mr. Donald Robertson, but was defeated. He was out of the council for about three months when he was elected to fill the position rendered vacant by removal to Chicago of Mr. A.B. Shaw. In 1891-2 he was Chairman of the Finance Committee, which position he occupied at the time of his death. Besides a widow he leaves three sons and a daughter to mourn his death.

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13 Jun 1895
Date Of Event
10 June 1895
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Maguire, H. Frank (Died)