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Harland Davis McAfee
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1883
Mechanicsville
Cedar County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1935
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Funeral services for Harlan Davis McAfee, 52, who died at Mercy hospital Friday following a long illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Everson and Anderson chapel. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. Mr. McAfee had been confined to various hospitals during the past six years.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1883 in Mechanicsville, Ia. and was educated in the schools there. He was married to Edna Alexander in Bedford, Ia. on March 3, 1915. Mr. McAfee was a boiler-maker by trade.
Surviving besides his widow are three sons, Willard, Wendel and Clifford, and one daughter, Leta, all at home, 416 West Sixteenth Street; two sisters, Miss Sarah McAfee, Mechanicsville, Ia. and Mrs. Belle Lerch, Stanwood; four brothers, Frank in California; Benjamin, Tipton, Ia., Lawrence, Bennett, Ia. and Daniel McAfee, Stanwood, Ia.

Added By His GranddaughteróJudi McDowell
When Harland McAfee died in 1935 the economy was struggling and unemployment was high. He had been ill for a long time and unable to work so his young wife and children were just getting by with no extra money available to buy him a headstone. He was buried in a pauper's grave with only a number for identification. Finally in 2005, 4 grandchildren who never met him decided to give him the honor and respect he deserved and purchased a headstone to mark his grave. This was also a Father's Day gift to one of his remaining sons.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel McGeighan McAfee (1843 - 1920)
  Lydia Aseneth Davis McAfee (1850 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Mae Alexander McAfee (1894 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Leta Mae McAfee Paustian (1916 - 1995)*
  Willard Alexander McAfee (1918 - 1970)*
  Wendel Jackson McAfee (1924 - 2010)*
  Clifford Daniel McAfee (1930 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son McAfee (1869 - 1869)*
  Daniel Mcafee (1870 - 1950)*
  James Clark McAfee (1872 - 1911)*
  Albert Lawrence McAfee (1879 - 1951)*
  Mary Belle McAfee Lerch (1880 - 1967)*
  Harland Davis McAfee (1883 - 1935)
  Sarah Ethel McAfee (1886 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Record added: Oct 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22514161
Harland Davis McAfee
Added by: Judi Paustian McDowell
 
Harland Davis McAfee
Added by: Judi Paustian McDowell
 
Harland Davis McAfee
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- SPratt
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013

- Saralyn
 Added: Jul. 30, 2008
Grandpa, I wish I could have known you cause I am sure I would have loved you as much as I loved grandma.
- Judi Paustian McDowell
 Added: Jun. 26, 2008
 
 
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