William Holmes McGuffey

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William Holmes McGuffey

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Claysville, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15323, United States
Death: May 4, 1873 (72)
Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander 'Sandy' William McGuffey and Anna McGuffey
Husband of Harriet Elliot McGuffey and Laura Pleasants McGuffey
Father of Henrietta Hepburn; William Holmes McGuffey, Jr.; Charles Spining McGuffey; Edward Mansfield McGuffey; Mary Haines Stewart and 1 other
Brother of Jane Young; Henry McGuffey; Alexander Hamilton McGuffey and Asenath Rainey

Occupation: Professor of Philosophy at U of VA ; co-wrote "McGuffey Readers"
Managed by: Gibby Brack
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About William Holmes McGuffey

William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Holmes_McGuffey

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William Holmes McGuffey's Timeline

1800
September 23, 1800
Claysville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
1830
January 20, 1830
Age 29
Oxford, Butler, Ohio, United States
1832
July 10, 1832
Age 31
Oxford, Butler, Ohio, USA
1834
October 1, 1834
Age 34
Oxford, Butler, Ohio, United States
1835
November 8, 1835
Age 35
1839
1839
Age 38
Ohio, United States
1853
May 5, 1853
Age 52
1873
May 4, 1873
Age 72
Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
May 1873
Age 72
Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA