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 Harland Davis McAfee

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Harland Davis McAfee

  • Birth 18 Feb 1883 Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 27 Dec 1935 Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 22514161

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 Granddaughter—Judi 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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  • Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
  • Added: 28 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22514161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harland Davis McAfee (18 Feb 1883–27 Dec 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22514161, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Judi Paustian McDowell (contributor 46911704) .