Jesse William McCann and Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1947.
photo courtesy of their daughter, Martha Jane (McCann) Gilbreath, August 2014.
Aug. 20, 1905 Comanche County Texas, USA
Jan. 26, 1975 Hico Hamilton County Texas, USA
On double marker with Ella Marie McCann (1915-1988); “married 26 November 1933”. Jesse William “J.W.” McCann was born on 20 Aug. 1905 in Edna Hill, Comanche County, Texas.
Married Ella Marie (Gillilan) in 26 November 1933 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
He died on 26 Jan. 1975 in Hico, Hamilton County, Texas.
Children: Annie Mae (Tudor), William Bert, Ella Katherine (Pettey), Helen Wynell (Adams), James Mackey, Martha Jane “Janie” (Gilbreath), Danny Earl, David Lynn, Clarence Wayne, & Roy Joe McCann.
[My Daddy, Jesse William McCann is 1st. born of 15 children of Matilda Mae (Hancock) McCann & Michael Lafayette McCann. Then I am 1st. born of 10 of their children. Big Families that have grown bigger now days.] Email from Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor, 2014.
Children: Bergie Mae (Tudor), Audie, Esther, Hortom, Franc G., Jimmie Horton, and Fern Mobley of Texas.
name: Lizzie Jane Mobley death date: 07 Jun 1961 death place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas gender: Female race: White death age: 85 years estimated birth date: birth date: 01 Jan 1876 birthplace: Missouri marital status: Married spouse’s name: father’s name: Jim Craig father’s birthplace: mother’s name: Emma Owen mother’s birthplace: occupation: Domestic place of residence: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas cemetery: Mount Olivet Cemetery burial place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas burial date: 09 Jun 1961 additional relatives: film number: 2116747 digital film number: 4166591 image number: 2300 reference number: 36126 Citing this Record “Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDNR-Y4F : accessed 11 Feb 2013), Lizzie Jane Mobley, 07 Jun 1961; citing reference 36126, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.
Name: James S Craig Spouse’s Name: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1890 Event Place: Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States Affiliate Publication Title: Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War,1890. Affiliate Publication Number: M123 Affiliate Film Number: 102 GS Film number: 338261 Digital Folder Number: 004679015 Image Number: 00154
Name: James Craig Name Note: Also Known As Name: Also Known As Note: Event Type: Military Service Military Beginning Rank: Private Military Beginning Rank Note: Military Final Rank: Private Military Final…
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