Hugh Irvin McAfee
of Navarro County, Texas


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Hugh Irvin Mcafee was born on February 25, 1897 at Emmett, Navarro County Texas to Hugh Embury McAfee and Elizabeth Rice "Bettie" (Groves) McAfee.  He married Ronie Lee Barnhart on March 8, 1916 at Emmett.  Hugh died on April 1, 1947 in Young County, TX and is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery at Bowie, Montague Co., TX


.... The wedding bells were heard joyfully ringing at Emmett last Wednesday night. Rev. Latham said the solemn workds that made Mr. Irving McAfee and Miss Ronnie Barnhart man and wife. The were married at the bride's home. This is a very youthful couple and we hope for them the best of luck. ... Corsicana Daily Sun - March 17, 1916



Rites For I. H. McAfee Held Wednesday
Funeral rites for H. I. McAfee of the Loving Road were held from the First Methodist Church in Graham Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Bryan Keathly, Dallas, Senior Chaplin of the Army Eighth Corps Area, and a former pastor of the Graham First Presbyterian Church officiated, assisted by Rev. C. O. Shugart, pastor of the Graham First Methodist Church. Interment was in a cemetery at Bowie, under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Mr. McAfee passed away at his home here Tuesday morning after an extended illness.  He was the son of the late H. E. McAfee, composer of songs which were heard during the services, and Elizabeth Rice Groves McAfee whose father, Richard Groves, was a Presbyterian minister.
Special music was rendered by Mrs. John Luton, Mrs. Cyrus Newman, C. A. Russell and Raymon Thompson. Quiet music played during teh services included the following hymns, composed by his father: "Whiter Than Snow", "Wondrous Love," "The Crowning Day," "Will You Miss Me", and "Going Down The Valley One By One."
Mr. McAfee was born February 26, 1897 at Emmett in Navarro County, and was married to Miss Ronnie Lee Barnhart, March 18, 1916. He united with the Methodist church in early childhood and had been a faithful member and was active in its work and civic work until his health failed.  He had been employed with the Abernathy Implement Company in this city for a number of years.
Survivors are the widow and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Brinklev of Bowie, and five brothers and five sisters who are I.D. McAfee, Corsicana; Dewitt McAfee, Compton, California; Rev. E. T. McAfee, Forrester, Ark; Rufus McAfee, Penelope; Richard McAfee, Alameda, California, Mrs. Arthur Fagala, and Mrs. Fred Mitchell, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Clem Smith, Compton, California; Mrs. Steve Johnson, Graham; and Mrs. Ollie Daniel, Frost. A daughter, Lavinia Ruth, died in infancy.  All of the above relatives were present for the funeral except one sister, Mrs. Smith of Compton, California.
Pallbearers were Buster Slater, Frank Slater, C. P. Gregory, J. T. Wadley, [NAMES SMEARED CANT READ], Marvin McCleskey, Tom calvin, W. A. Stewart, Willard Mobley, J. R. Bills, C. B. johnson, G. A. Bills, Raymon Thompson, L. G. Bills, A. D. Moore, Elvis Clements, W. B. Abernathy, Bob Tyler, Joe Johnson, Ed Blount, and Albert Burkett.
The following out-of-town relatives attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brinkley, Bowie; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus McAfee, Penelope: Mrs. Ollie Daniel, Frost; Arthur Fagala, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Fred Mitchell, Wichita Falls; Dewitt McAfee and Richard McAfee, Compton, California; Mr and Mrs. Ira McAfee, Corsicana; H. D. Barhart, Van; Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Jobe, Commerce; J. Barnhart, Odessa; Mrs. Ella Johnson, Floydada; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Brandon, Wichita Falls; Dan Pierson, Fort Worth; Prof. D. H. McAfee, Grand Prairie; I. D. McAfee, Dallas; Mrs. R. G. Miller, Grand Prairie; Mrs. C. H. Carlon, Dallas; Rev. E. T. McAfee, Forrester, Ark. Matt, Hershel, and Rev. Bryan Keathly, Dallas.






Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Montague County, Texas






1920 - Census, Snider Springs, Van Zandt, TX, 14 Jan 1920, Dwelling # 35
McAfee, Earvin, Head, Rents, M, W, 22, Married, TX, MS, TX, Farmer
Ronie, Wife, F, W, 23, NC, NC, NC
Lometa, Daughter, F, W, 2, TX, TX, NC
Ruth, Daughter, F, W, 1/12, TX, TX, NC

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