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
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
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
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
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,
Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Montague
1920 - Census, Snider Springs, Van Zandt, TX, 14 Jan
1920, Dwelling # 35
McAfee, Earvin, Head, Rents, M, W, 22, Married, TX, MS, TX,
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