Age: 31, credited to Montpelier, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1830, Montpelier, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Greenfield, MA
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Greenfield (MA) A Sad Story:
"Courier Says" -- William Guinan, well known here as an auctioneer for many years, died in Springfield recently. He purchased a quantity of whiskey at a saloon in that city, drank over a pint in a few minutes, and died almost immediately.
Guinan was a native of Canada, he enlisted in the Second Vermont Regiment as Sergeant Major, May 29, 1861, and was discharged on account of wounds, Sept. 30, of the same year. He moved to Springfield a year or more ago, where he left a wife and children. He pawned a looking glass to buy the whiskey with, which was sold to him by Gunn & Co. His wife followed him into the liquor saloon and requested the keeper not to sell liquor to him. They took her by the arm, and, telling her it was no place for her, walked her out of the saloon, and sold the liquor to her husband which killed him.
Burlington Free Press, Nov. 27, 1874
Courtesy of Deanna French