Mary E Gann

21 October 1859–29 July 1939 (Age 79)
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary E

When Mary E Gann was born on 21 October 1859, in Marion, Alabama, United States, her father, Berry Granville Gann, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Stidham, was 21. She married Joseph Samuel Samples on 22 August 1878, in Montague, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, Montague, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 July 1939, in Dye, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dye, Montague, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Samuel Samples
Mary E Gann
Marriage: 22 August 1878
Martha F Samples
Lottie Samples
Bertie Octavia Samples
Henry K Samples
Arrie Samples
Gracie B. Samples
Joseph William Bunk Samples

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Samuel Samples



22 August 1878
Montague, Texas, United States


    Martha F Samples


    Lottie Samples



    Henry K Samples


    Arrie Samples


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Berry Granville Gann





+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 2

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McGann .2 German: from the personal name Gano, or, in Austria, a short form of Candidus, a personal name from Latin candidus ‘bright’, ‘white’, ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’ ( see Kann ).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Gann in household of Berry Gann, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Gann in household of Berry Gann, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Samples in household of J S Samples, "United States Census, 1920"

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