Jesse William McCann and Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1947. photo courtesy of daughter, Martha Jane (McCann) Gilbreath, August 2014.
Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, maternal grandmother of Leonard Ross Tudor, my husband.
Birth: Jul. 8, 1915 Dublin Erath County Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1988 Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, USA
On double marker with Jesse William McCann (1905-1975); “married 1933”.
They married 26 November 1933 in her parents home in Bohman Ridge Community, Erath County, Texas.
She died on 9 September 1988 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
DUFFAU, TEXAS. Duffau is on Farm Road 1824 and Duffau Creek, fifteen miles southeast of Stephenville in Erath County. The town was named for Duffo, an Indian buried nearby.
By 1860 a post office had been established at the community, and by the mid-1880s
Duffau was a flourishing town of about 350 with steam flour mills and cotton gins, four churches, a hotel, a district school, three doctors, and two deputy sheriffs. Railroad routes bypassed Duffau, however, and by the mid-1890s it had begun to decline.
In 1940 it was a small trading center with a post office, seven businesses, and 110 residents.
Children: Annie Mae (Tudor), William Bert, Ella Katherine (Pettey), Helen Wynell (Adams), James Mackey, Martha Jane (Gilbreath), Danny Earl, David Lynn, Clarence Wayne, & Roy Joe McCann.
“My Mother was born 8th July, 1915 passed away the 9th September 1988 buried beside Daddy in Lower Greens Creek Cemetery, located on Hwy. 377 between Stephenville & Dublin, Texas. They were married in her parents home, Bohman Ridge Community, Erath County, Stephenville ,Texas on the 26th. November 1933. Mother was living with my sister & husband, Janie (McCann) & Joe Gilbreath’s home In Stephenville, Texas when she passed away.” source: Email from , Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor, 2013.
Annie Bell (Bishop) Gillilan & James Franklin Gillilan, are my Mother, Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann’s Parents.
My mother is their 1st. born daughter & her sisters are Mildred Wynell Gillilan (Carter) & Jimmie Mae Gillilan (Crafton). 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 has grown bigger now days.
source: Email from Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor, 2014
Parents: James F. Gillilan (1889 – 1965) Annie Bell Gillilan (1892 – 1960)
Spouse: Jesse William McCann (1905 – 1975)
Children: Bert McCann (1937 – 2012) Ella Katherine McCann Pettey (1940 – 2007) James M. McCann (1945 – 1998)
Inscription: On double marker with Jesse William McCann (1905-1975); “married 1933”.
Burial: Lower Greens Creek Cemetery Stephenville Erath County Texas, USA
Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Created by: Ken Jones Record added: Jan 28, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 17728008
Ella Marie (Gillilan)McCann Pedigree