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Capt Ralph McGuire KIA 1943 Philippines

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Capt Ralph McGuire KIA 1943 Philippines

Posted: 1259958325000
Classification: Query
My ancestor was KIA while fighting the Japanese in Luzon as a conscripted civilian guerrilla in 1943. He was married to a Mary Kathleen Twohill who was later living in Sydney Australia.
According Capt McGuire's US Army Human Resource Report,
his wife (the women the Army was corresponding with in regard to his remains) was, in 1950:

Mary Kathleen [Twohill] McGuire (widow)
c/o Robin Twohill [her brother]
66 King Street
Sydney, NSW Aust

McGuire started out in the timber business in Seattle, and then went to the Philippines in the late 1920's to continue this work. His son by his first wife, Ralph Jr. was in the Navy during WWII, and then the State Dept., and eventually appointed as a US Ambassador in Africa in the 1970's.

Capt. Charles McGuire was married 1920 in Seattle to Marjorie Wheatly and she went with him to the PI with their young son Ralph (I found ship manifests). Ralph was born in Seattle in 1920, and his daughter Jean was born in Kolambugan, PI. in 1927. Marjorie Wheaton McGuire apparently left with the kids and is listed as divorced on the 1930 Lewiston, MT census in her father's house with the two children Ralph and Jean. This puts the divorce between 1927 and 1930. I would imagine Charles met and married Mary K. Twohill some time between 1930 and 1940 - but where?

I wonder how Charles met Mary Kathleen Twohill?

Did the Twohill family have business in the Philippines?

McGuire was working for the Findlay Millar Timber Company in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, PI. from the 1920's up to the early 1940's so he likely met her in the Philippine(?), or maybe McGuire was on business to Australia...

If this rings a bell with anyone, please let me know.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
JSMcGuire 1259958325000 
JSMcGuire 1259959182000 
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JSMcGuire 1276739753000 
paultwohill 1300662739000 
JSMcGuire 1300671947000 
haki33_1 1350402780000 
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