Obituary of Ira W. McGee (Magee)
Feb. 28, 1903
CARROLLTON - Carrollton lost one of her
cleverest citizens last Monday when Ira W. McGee died.
Mr. McGee came to Carrollton several years ago and by
his straightforward dealing and strict attention to
honorable and honest toil made friends of all our
people. More than a year ago his health began to fail,
and despite all that medical skill could do the progress
of the disease could not be arrested, and it hastened on
to its conclusion. He was a great sufferer and he came
to bear his heavy burden with commendable patience and
fortitude if not with cheerfulness. There were lessons
of instruction and of warning in Mr. McGee's life. One
of his prominent and most commendable traits was
industry. early and late, in heat and in cold, Mr.
McGee pursued his daily toil with a fidelity and
cheerfulness that won applause from all of our people -
the judge upon the bench and the plodder in daily toil
noted and commended his thrift.
Mr. McGee was an honest man and was so
esteemed and trusted by his acquaintance. The fruit of
his daily labor made him independent, and he used it in
discharging the obligations that he assumed in business
Mr. McGee was a charitable man and was
never known to turn away a needy one who appeared to him
for help, but with an open hand was ready to do a part
in relieving any who were in distress.
These are some of the instructive
features of his life. Of its warnings it is not
necessary we should speak. He spoke freely of them
during his last days, and many were the messages of
admonition he sent to friends and kindred. He appeared
truly penitent and expressed a wish to be reconciled to
those with whom he had been most at variance. He passed
away at 6 o'clock a.m. on Monday, February 22, 1903, and
the next day was buried in Midway Cemetery. Rev.
Harman conducting the obsequies.