fibre of his being; in every beat of his noble heart—in entire service, to what is held by the simply earnest and honest, as proper love of and duty to one's country—in what has been ever held to merit the appellation—patriot.
The regard in which he was so widely held has been given in evidence in the numerous tributes to his memory from societies and institutions of learning, and which have been published.
The shadow of the grief which his death cast upon this community in which he had so endeared himself by his virtues, yet remains.
Not only in his exemplification as faithful citizen, and in tender performance in his professional ministration, but also in his association with the invincible chieftain of the Southern Cause
, Stonewall Jackson-and his constant zeal for the truthful interpretation of constitutional right, and thus a typical exponent of justice and liberty, should some memorial of Dr. McGuire
be preserved in the pages of the Southern Historical Society Papers
. It would have been a great pleasure to have also thus embalmed the admirable report (so cogent in its presentation of fact) of Dr. McGuire
, as Chairman
of the History Committee
of the Grand
Camp of Confederate Veterans of Virginia
, made in 1899, had not the distinguished author — in his generous munificence—printed at his own cost and distributed so large an impression of it. Its timely influence has been constantly and convincingly manifest.
, in the full exercise of his gifted faculties, and with broader plans of beneficence to his fellow beings in progress toward maturity, was suddenly stricken with paralysis on March 19, 1900.
He lingered, his condition gradually growing worse, until relief from suffering mercifully came on the morning of September 19, 1900, at his country home in Henrico county
The funeral services were held at St. Paul's church, Richmond
, two days later.
The sketch of his life, herewith, is taken from the columns of the Richmond Dispatch
of September 20, 1900.—Editor.
Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire
, M. D., Ll. D., was born at Winchester, Va.
, October 11, 1835.
He was the son of Dr. Hugh H. McGuire
, an eminent surgeon and physician, and of Anne Eliza Moss
, his wife, the family being directly descended from Thomas More McGuire
, or Prince
, of Fermanage, Ireland
, born in 1400, and died in 1430. Dr. McGuire
's scientific studies were