William Howe Guion I
(1817-c1890) with John Stanton Williams
(c1810-1876) owned and operated the Williams and Guion
Black Star Line.
He was the son of John Guion and Maria Howe of Westchester County, New York. William married and had a son: William Howe Guion II (c1830-1886).
- New York Times; January 20, 1884, Wednesday; Failure of W.H. Guion; Making An Assignment Without Preferences. His Liabilities Estimated At Between $250,000 And $500,000. His Trouble Due To Helping His Friends. Mr. William H. Guion, who has been, since the death of Mr. John S. Williams in 1876, at the head of the firm of Williams Guion, agents of the Guion line of European steamers in this City, yesterday made an assignment without preferences to Avery T. Brown, a lawyer at No. 63 Wall-Street.
- New York Times; January 9, 1886, Wednesday; Death of W.H. Guion, Jr. By the death of Mr. W.H. Guion, Jr., on Thursday night, the firm of Guion Company, of New York, the successors of the old house of Williams Guion, will terminate.
- Washington Post; November 14, 1889; How Mr. Guion met the ex-President on a Notable Occasion. Mr. William H. Guion; of New York, the head of the Guion Steamship Company, is at the Arlington. He is now in the seventies, but vigorous and bright. He was one of the escort which brought the remains of General Grant from Mount McGregor to New York.