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W. T. MACKEY
contributed by Elaine Bay
Rains County Leader
<>Mr. W.T. Mackey, a former Rains County citizen a quarter of a century
ago, died at his home in Grow, King
April 7, 1933
Former Rains County Citizen Dies
County, March 22nd. The following is re-produced from The Paducan
In the twenty-six years of his residence in this section of the
country, Mr. Mackey was recognized as a man who
was true to his principles and one who estimated value in terms of
He was an outstanding example of honesty and integrity. With his
fellowmen Mr. Mackey truly followed the
injunction of the Scripture "Love thy neighbor as thyself," and in turn
was loved by them. He lived an
unpretentious life, enjoying the perfect home life that was his and the
friendship of all with whom he was
associated. Never an assuming man he often failed to take honors
when they were rightfully due him.
Though his home came first, he was vitally interested in community
affairs, and the welfare of his neighbors.
He served as Commissioner in King County several years and made many
friends in that capacity.
Mr. Mackey was born February 7, 1866, in Upshur county, Texas. He
was married December 23rd, 1888, to Miss
Eliza Worthington, at Emory, Texas. They lived there until 1907
when they moved to King County. Four children
were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. The two
surviving children are Mrs. Frank Gibson and
J.A. Mackey, both of whom were at his bedside when he passed away.
Before his marriage he was converted and joined the Baptist
Church. He was a true Christian, living his
religion from day to day. By his works he was known as a good man.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.R. Davis of Paducah, and
held at the family home at Grow, after
which interment was made in the Paducah cemetery.
Friend from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs.
Long and Mrs. G.L. Godfrey of Roaring
Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Chesley Ray of O'Donnel, Texas.
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