Robbie Jo (McEwin) Dancer (1925-2006)

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Robbie Jo McEwin

Birthplace: Chicota, Lamar County, TX
Death: Died in Paris, TX, USA
Place of Burial: Arthur City, Lamar, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James 'Weaver' McEwin (1888-1976) and Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982)
Wife of Arthur "Benny" Vincent Dancer (1925-1999)
Mother of <private> Dancer and Jennifer Dancer Day
Sister of Robert James McEwin (1912-1929); Bruce Eska McEwin (1914-2006); Mack 'Lee' McEwin (1917-2004); Charles Kenneth McEwin (1919-1997); Kathryne Crook and 4 others

Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
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About Robbie Jo (McEwin) Dancer (1925-2006)

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Photos are largely from the Bruce & Donna McEwin collection. This site allows the preservation and access to future generations and ancestral connections.

Robbie worked in the Lamar County Tax Assessor and Collector's office for many years and retired as tax assessor/collector of the North Lamar ISD. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Paris,TX.

SOURCE: Donna & Bruce McEwin photo albums (placed in the Lamar County Genealogical Society Library, Paris, TX)

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Robbie Jo (McEwin) Dancer (1925-2006)'s Timeline

September 24, 1925
Chicota, Lamar County, TX
Age 4
Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, USA

J Weaver Mc Ewin, Head of Household, Event Type: Census, Event Year: 1930, Event Place: Precinct 5, Lamar, Texas, United States, District: 0027, Gender: Male, Age: 42, Marital Status: Married, Race: White, Birth Year (Estimated): 1888, Birthplace: Texas, Father's Birthplace: Texas, Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head J Weaver Mc Ewin M 42 Texas
Wife Kittie Mc Ewin F 34 Texas
Son Bruce Mc Ewin M 15 Texas
Son M Lee Mc Ewin M 12 Texas
Son K Charles Mc Ewin M 10 Texas
Daughter C Mary Mc Ewin F 7 Texas
Daughter J Robbins Mc Ewin F 4 Texas
Son Tom Mc Ewin M 1 Texas

SOURCE: "United States Census, 1930," J Weaver Mc Ewin, Precinct 5, Lamar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0027, sheet , family 96, NARA microfilm publication, Sheet Number and Letter: 5B, Household ID: 96, Line Number: 52, Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Affiliate Publication Number: T626, Affiliate Film Number: 2368, GS Film number: 2342102, Digital Folder Number: 004547347, Image Number: 00316

April 27, 1940
- April 29, 1940
Age 14
Lamar County, Texas, USA

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Weaver J Mcewin, Head of Household, Event Type: Census, Event Date: 1940, Event Place: Justice Precinct 5, Lamar, Texas, United States, Gender: Male, Age: 52, Marital Status: Married, Race: White, Birthplace: Texas, Birth Year (Estimated): 1888, Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Weaver J Mcewin M 52 Texas
Wife Kittie Mcewin F 45 Texas
Son Charles Mcewin M 20 Texas
Daughter Kathryn Mcewin F 17 Texas
Daughter Robbie Jo Mcewin F 15 Texas
Son Tom Mcewin M 12 Texas
Daughter Roma Mcewin F 9 Texas
Daughter Myrna Mcewin F 6 Texas
Daughter Edna Virginia Mcewin F 2 Texas

SOURCE: "United States Census, 1940", Weaver J Mcewin, Justice Precinct 5, Lamar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 139-28, sheet 14B, family 256, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 4090, District: 139-28, Family Number: 256, Sheet Number and Letter: 14B, Line Number: 47, Affiliate Publication Number: T627, Affiliate Film Number: 4090, Digital Folder Number: 005457440, Image Number: 00263

June 7, 1945
Age 19
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

SEE "Documents" within this event for newspaper article of marriage

Newspaper Article: "McEwin-Dancer Rites Performed in Home Ceremony"

"Pvt. Vincent Dancer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dancer of Sumner, Texas, Rt. 2, and Miss Robbie Jo McEwin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McEwin of Chicota, were united in marriage June 7 at 9 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dancer, 919 S. Main St. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lawrence Malloy, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Paris.

Three four-branched candelabras against a background of mixed flowers and greenery were used as decorations at the altar. Mixed hydrangeas and arrangements of greenery decorated the house.

The bride wore a navy blue alpaca suit with white accessories and a corsage or white gardenias. Mrs. Robert Crook of Paris, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a navy blue eyelet dress with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

Mrs. Lee McEwin, sister-in-law of the bride, sang "Always" accompanied by Mrs. Charles McEwin at the piano. Other music included Mendelssohn's wedding march and a piano solo "Traumerei" by Mrs. Lee McEwin."

Age 21

Circa 1947, in front of McEwin Grocery Store: McEwin Children, (L to R standing) Tom "Sonny", Myrna, Bruce, Robbie, Kathryne, Roma, ( Front kneeling) Lee, Virginia 'Ginna', Charles (not pictured, Robert died 1950, age 17)

June 8, 1956
Age 30
Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, United States

Reference: The Paris News, Paris, TX, Sunday, May 20, 1956 issue

Miss Virginia McEwin, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McEwin of Arthur City (TX), will graduate from Chicota High School on June 8th (1956). This is not unusual, except that she is the 10th (and last) child of the couple to begin and finish at the same school. In the years past five brothers and four sisters participated in CHS graduation exercises.

The story begins in September of 1918 when 6-year-old Robert McEwin started to Chicota School, his first teacher being his grandmother, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret) Lynch. He graduated in May of 1929, but was killed in an accident the following September, just a few days before he had planned to enter Texas Technological College in Lubbock (TX).

Six of the children were taught in the first grade by Mrs. Lynch. Bruce, the second son, graduated from CHS in 1931. He is a graduate of the Dallas School of Mortuary Science, and is now employed at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris. He and his wife, the former Miss Lillian Carley of Chicota, and their seven year old daughter, Sally, now reside at 2247 Hubbard.

The third son, Lee, attended Paris Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science degree plus a Smith Hughes certificate in Vocational Agriculture from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, after finishing CHS in 1935. He is now VA instructor at East Lamar High School, where he has taught the past seven years. He and his wife, the former Miss Jean Ritter of Frostburg, Maryland, and their three children, Jimmy, Kathy and Susan, live on Clarksville Road.

Charles is teaching now at CHS, where he began and finished high school, as Vocational Agriculture instructor. He has a Bachelor of Science degree plus a Smith Hughes certificate from SHSTC (Sam Houston State Teachers College) in Huntsville (TX) and a Master of Science degree from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce (TX). He is married to the former Miss Lois Higgins of Chicota. Their two sons Kenneth and Loyd Weaver, are now students where both mother and father finished high school.

Mrs. Robert Crook, the former Miss Kathryne McEwin, attended Paris Junior College, taught school for 3 years, and is now Woman's Page Editor of The Paris News. She and her husband and their two sons, Bobby and David, live at 735 E. Cherry.

Mrs. A. V, Dancer, formerly Miss Robbie Jo McEwin, attended Paris Junior College, is a former employee of The Paris News, and lives at 1433 Lamar with her husband and two children, Danny and Jenny.

Tom, the youngest son, is also a Vocational Agriculture instructor, employed at Detroit High School (Detroit, TX), where he has taught the past three years. After finishing CHS he received his Bachelor of Science degree from SHSTC in Huntsville. He is married to the former Miss Betty Sue Littrell of Detroit, where they now reside.

Mrs. Roger Dahl, (Roma) is the only one of the family that resides outside of Lamar County (TX). She, with her husband and small son, Rusty, live in Wichita Falls (TX). She attended Paris Junior College and Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, after finishing CHS.

Mrs. W. W. Hutchison, (Myrna) preferred marriage to college, so after her high school graduation and several months employed as a secretary in the office of the State Highway Department, is married and now lives on Rt. 2 with her husband and small daughter, Melinda.

Virginia, or "Gena" as she is called by her family and friends, will graduate with honors, her average grades for the past four years being a 95 plus. She is active in various school phases and has played basketball on the school team for the past four years. She plans to enter PJC in the fall, to continue her studies in the business field.

Mr. and Mrs. McEwin agree that it seems impossible that all these years have gone by so fast. It has been a long and hard struggle in many ways since little Robert, the oldest son, trudged off to school timidly that first day in September 38 years ago, but the days of sacrifice, work and prayer have paid off, and when the youngest child receives her diploma on June 8, Mr. and Mrs. McEwin will breathe a prayer of thanksgiving. They said, "We have many, many things to be thankful for, and we wish to express our thanks and. appreciation to every one who has had a part in the education of our children. The teachers will never realize what a great and wonderful influence they have been in the lives of our family. "Seven of the children have finished school there, since W. L. Higgins, superintendent, came to serve in the present position in 1936, and we certainly want to express our sincere thanks for the many things he has done for us." All four of the boys have served in the U. S. Army, with three doing overseas duty. In conclusion, both parents said, "We hope and pray that our children will always be a blessing to those with whom they associate, and will continue to be upright citizens and Christians."

Age 40
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

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1966 First Baptist Church Pictorial Directory for the Dancer Family listed in the back index of church members:
DANCER, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur V. (Robbie), Danny, Jenny
(Address) 337 N.E. 14th, (Telephone) 5-2111

Danny appears in the Chapel Choir (High School & College) photo enclosed.
Also, he appears with cousins, Bobby & David Crook

September 4, 1974
Age 48
Lamar County, Texas, USA


McEwins Have Family Dinner

All nine of the children of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McEwin, Chicota, were present at a family dinner held Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. (Lee & Jean) McEwin, Monticello Drive. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were also present.

Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (& Bertha) McEwin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Lois) McEwin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Kathryne) Crook,. Mr. and Mrs. A. V. (Robbie) Dancer, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Myrna) Hutchison, all of Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde (Virginia) Armstrong, Chicota; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dahl, Wichita Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Sue) McEwin, Muncie, Ind.

Grandchildren attending were Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dancer, Dallas; Rusty and Kevin Dahl, Wichita Falls; Tom and Jon McEwin, Muncie, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Jim McEwin and children, Kelley, Toni , and Jeanne Anne, Bossier City, La., Elizabeth Renfro and Ronald Armstrong, Chicota; Jane Anne Hutchison and Mark Hutchison, Stephen McEwin, Susan McEwin, Kathy McEwin and Carlee McEwin all of Paris.