Author Topic: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938  (Read 584 times)

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 11:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you  RunKitty for that information.

Walter I appreciate your help and yes I would like the information.  How much is this likely to cost?  Late August would be best for me too. I have my Graduation in just over 2 weeks at Aberystwyth University in BSC Information & Library Studies.

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 13:57 BST (UK) »
Very interesting family story!

If you have access to findmypast.... you can see the Widow's Award Pension record for John Henry Stier. 

In case you don't have his record from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site...here it is
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1671259/stier,-john-henry/

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 14:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you RK

I have access to Ancestry worldwide.  Is Martha nee Kemp I am more interested in as she is my 2nd Great Aunt.

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 14:09 BST (UK) »
Hi again,

Johan Heinrich seems to have changed his name to John Henry while he was living in Ontario.   Here is his burial record from Prospect Cemetery, 1922

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRY3-SGW?i=3&cc=1627831

and his death record

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D4B3-GPH?i=254&cc=1307826

These show that his wife was Martha and she lived at 881 Dovercourt.

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 15:02 BST (UK) »
This is interesting... Toronto Star, 16 March 1928, page 3.

It says the grand jury returned a true bill in the case of Mrs Martha Stier McGuire, spiritualist, on a charge of unlawfully undertaking to tell fortunes.   

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 15:22 BST (UK) »
I found a couple of other interesting references to her in the Toronto Star.

3 Nov 1926, Page 4.  She has written a letter to the editor of the paper...in support of old age pension legislation.

13 Nov 1924, page 3.  There is an article about her asking for relief re: forclosure against her church on Dovercourt. 

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
Also - Toronto Star 1927, Sept 13, page 9

There is an article about a series of meetings at the Britten Memorial Spiritualist Church on Dovercourt.  At the end of the article, it says that the Pastor of the Church is M. S. Maguire.
The article says that there have been a series of meetings over a week...the final meeting involved "four women, announced as the world's greatest mediums"...a sťance was held. 

I found another article about the church in the paper... from 1948.  It was still active on Dovercourt and there was a "multi circle sťance" held there - to mark the 100th anniversary of the modern spiritualist movement.  One man says he was talking to Arthur Conan Doyle (who had died in 1930)!!

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Re: Martha Steir McGuire Died 14 May 1938
« Reply #16 on: Friday 04 January 19 12:00 GMT (UK) »
I am intrigued by this lady.

I am travelling to Canada in July this year. Is there a way that I could obtain her Will before I go?

Thank you everyone for your help

Candis
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