|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1869|
|Death: ||May 25, 1967|
Mrs. Magee, 99, Passes Away; Rites Held May 27
Mrs. Mary Caroline Magee, beloved citizen and one of the community's oldest residents at the age of ninety-nine years and three months, passed away in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25th, 1967, succumbing after an illness of over a year.
Despite the fact that she was near the century mark, she had been active and enjoyed a full and fruitful life. Her great joy was in visiting with her family which included 8 children, 49 grandchildren, 135 great grandchildren and 40 great, great grandchildren, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
She was born Mary Caroline Magee, the daughter of Richmond Oliver and Sarah Jane Bennett in Groveston [sic], Texas, on February 14, 1868. On February 7th, 1889 she was united in marriage with William Joseph Magee in Groveton, Texas. She had resided for the past twenty-seven years in Eagle Lake with her daughter, Mrs. Tom Austin, and Mr. Austin.
Last rites were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27th, from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home with the Rev. W. H. Laney of Houston, officiating.
Mrs. H. D. Swearingen, accompanied by Mrs. Clara May Nash, rendered the favorite hymn, "Precious Memories."
She was placed to final rest in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: grandchildren Cordell Austin, James Magee, Paul Magee, James Gand [sic], Raymond Magee, and Milton Magee.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hayman of Carey, Ohio, Mrs. Tom Gand [sic] of San Benito, Mrs. Eva Miles of Marshfield, Mo., and Mrs. Tom Austin of Eagle Lake; three sons, Dewey Magee of Beaumont, Don Magee of Vidor, and Bill Everett Magee of Rio Honda; one sister, Mrs. Rose Kennedy of Seabrook; and one brother, Floyd Bennett of Houston; and the 49 grandchildren, 135 great grandchildren, and 40 great, great grandchildren.
Mrs. Magee was loved by family and friends and she shall be missed dearly by every one whose life was touched by her presence during her earthly days.
[Originally published in The Eagle Lake Headlight, Eagle Lake, Texas, 1 Jun 1967; a copy was found online, courtesy of Tom McCabe, at Tom McCabe's Genealogy]
Richmond Oliver Bennett (1836 - 1895)
Sarah Jane Moore Bennett (1837 - 1931)
William Joseph Magee (1866 - 1941)*
Carrie MaGee Hayman (1890 - 1970)*
Alta Magee Gann (1891 - 1973)*
Ethel Odell Magee Austin (1892 - 1985)*
Don Magee (1899 - 1989)*
Evie Magee Miles (1903 - 1984)*
William Robert Rogers (1856 - 1937)**
John A. Rogers (1858 - 1918)**
Martha Jane Bennett Pruitt (1861 - 1943)*
McCager Y. Bennett (1866 - 1945)*
Mary Caroline Bennett Magee (1869 - 1967)
Anna Delilah Francis Bennett Jones (1870 - 1903)*
Nimmie Bennett McClain (1873 - 1944)*
John Hamlin Bennett (1876 - 1965)*
Rosa Anna Bennett Kennedy (1878 - 1971)*
Henryetta Bennett Deaton (1881 - 1962)*
Richmond Floyd Bennett (1884 - 1969)*
Created by: David Bell
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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