Big Mexia house takes slow ride to Kirvin


Two cranes lift off the first quarter of the old Womack home in Mexia at the corner of Main and Canton streets on May 21, in the process of moving it to a 975-acre ranch in Kirvin. The house was built about 1920-21 by Jack Womack, father of Gene Womack.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Mexia residents watched with interest and a touch of sadness last week as a very large, old two-story Mexia home was picked up and moved down U.S. 84.
The house at 703 E. Main, where Main crosses Canton Street, was bought in spring 2013 by Todd and April Donahoo. The family had been living in the Virgin Islands before they purchased a 975-acre ranch in Kirvin. Todd Donahoo’s father had retired to nearby Streetman several years ago, and Todd and April Donahoo found the Kirvin ranch to their liking and close to their family.
“We bought it last March and then we moved in, in August,” she said. “Well I moved with the kids in August for them to start school, and Todd’s having to go back and forth.”
April Donahoo enrolled their children at Fairfield, while Todd Donahoo, a master plumber and HVAC contractor, traveled between Kirvin and the Virgin Islands finishing business concerns.

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