- Age: 76
- Interview Date: 5/27/2008
- Interviewer: Michael Maniscalco, Illinois State Museum
- Interview Length: 123 minutes Sit-Down Interview, 13 minutes Walk-and-Talk Interview
- County: Jackson
- Irene and her late husband, Daniel, operated an orchard that had been in the McGuire family since the 1820s. They raised Angus cattle and grew peaches, apples, pumpkins, and strawberries, but had to sell the farm when frosts destroyed their peach crop seven years in a row.