McGuire, J. Fred

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J. Fred McGuire, real estate dealer and broker;

Born in Chicago on Wednesday, January 22, 1868;

Son of Daniel E. and Isabella McGuire nee: Isabella King;

Educated at 14th Street and Foster Street public schools and Souder's Chicago Business College, Chicago;

Married: Sarah McGuire, nee: Sarah Reed, on Thursday, September 13, 1888, in Riverside, Illinois;

Children: Walter John and Florence Louise.

Began business life January 1885, as office boy at Wilson Bros., men's furnishings;

Remained with Wilson Bros. becoming cashier, left in 1889;

Entered real estate and loan business, 1889;

Went into business for himself, Thursday, Thursday, August 15, 1895;

Organized firm of McGuire, Orr & Wilson on Monday, February 15, 1897,

Upon Mr. Wilson's retirement 6 months later, changed company name to McGuire & Orr, which still (1911) continues.

Secretary of the Chicago Real Estate Board, 1904; member of Valuation Committee, 1910-11.

Secretary of the North Shore Park District from its inception in 1900, and re-elected each year until Tuesday, April 5, 1904, when he resigned because of personal business demanding his entire time.

Republican in national, independent in local politics;

Served in Company I, 1st Regiment, Illinois National Guard.

Member of Michigan State Horticultural Society (life member).

Member of Methodist Episcopal Church.

Eminent Commander of Commandery No. 72, 1908; Knights Templar; 1911.

Trustee of the Evanston Commandery 1905, Knights Templar;

Worshipful Master of Park Lodge 843 A.F. and A.M. 1905;

Member of Medinah Temple, Shriners, 1911.

Member of Garden City Council, Royal Arcanum.

Clubs: Union League, 1911; Hamilton Club, 1911; Birchwood Country Club, 1911; Chicago White Lake Yacht Club, 1905, 1911.

Recreations: farming and horticulture

Office: 101 Washington Street, (1905); 74 W. Washington Street, 1911.

Residence: 903 Chase Avenue (1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905), 1547 W. Chase Avenue, 1911; Rogers Park, Illinois. Summer: Fruit farm on White Lake, Michigan, 1911.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905; Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 429.

J. Fred McGuire, 903 Chase Avenue, 1901 Chicago Blue Book, page 235.

J. Fred McGuire, 903 Chase Avenue, 1902 Chicago Blue Book, page 227.

J. Fred McGuire, 903 Chase Avenue, 1903 Chicago Blue Book, page 227.

J. Fred McGuire, 903 Chase Avenue, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 229.


Mr. & Mrs. J. Fred McGuire were listed in the 1891 Chicago Blue Book, page 710. This issue does not list the addresses of Rogers Park residents.