Hendricks County Civil Order Book Volume 34 (May 1890 - March 1891) includes an entry commemorating the death of lawyer Guilford A. McQuown:
"Guilford A. McQuown was admitted to the bar of Hendricks Circuit Court on the 17th day of March 1887, and died at his home in Shelby County, Indiana, on the 18th day of November 1890, and for a year and a half before his death he had been unable to practice his chosen profession on account of the sickness which terminated his life.
As a member of the bar he conducted himself so as to win the admiration and praise of all. He was industrious, honest and capable in the highest degree and had a most laudable ambition.
As a friend he was lovable and loyal. As a citizen he was on the right side of every moral question, and had an exalted admiration for the majesty of the law.
Therefore be it resolved, that in his death we have sustained a great loss, and that we extend our sympathies to his family and friends in their bereavement."
James L. Clark
George C. Harvey