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 Rufus Lafayette “Rufe” Fite

Rufus Lafayette “Rufe” Fite

Birth
Cass County, Texas, USA
Death 2 Aug 1944 (aged 73)
Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6910467 · View Source
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Son of
Joseph Harvey Fite & Sarah Permelia Goodson
Husband of Mattie Eva Williams
Father of Hattie Oreeta Fite

History of Cass County People,
Cass County Genealogical Society Atlanta, TX
Rufus Lafayette "Rufe" Fite was the fourth child of Joseph and Sarah "Melia" Fite. He was born in Cass County on March 29, 1871. Mattie Eva "Rus" Williams was the eighth child of George Kearse and Rebecca Shelomith Rushton Williams. They married at his home on November 3, 1895. In the spring of 1904 they purchased 100 acres of the Joseph Burleson survey. They made enough money the first year from cross ties and other timber to pay for the land and build a home. Rufe was so strong he could carry a cross tie on each shoulder to load the wagon. They were members of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Mason. They raised 11 of their 12 children and three of their sons served in Would War II.


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  • Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 7 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6910467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Lafayette “Rufe” Fite (29 Mar 1871–2 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6910467, citing Hughes Springs Cemetery, Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Marigay (contributor 47219241) .