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Zora Trimmer Gann

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GANN Geneology - Contributed by Diane Gann, email address - gannd@aol.com

WILLIAM AUSTIN GANN (parents BERRY GRANVILLE GANN and ELIZABETH
STIDHAM)
was born Nov 1865 in TENNESSE.
He died Nov 1942 in PURCELL, OKLAHOMA. married 14 Sep 1890, Montague
Texas

TO HIS GRANDCHILDREN, HE WAS PA WILL. A VERY QUIET MAN AND RESERVED.
AS I REMEMBER HE WAS NOT A GRANDFATHER THAT YOU WOULD CRAWL UP IN HIS LAP
FOR ATTENTION. HE AND NANNIE (ZORA) OWNED A LARGE RANCH WITH MOSTLY
GRAZING LAND AND SOME FARM LAND. THE GANN'S CAME TO OKLAHOMA FROM
MONTAGUE COUNTY TEXAS. THE GANN'S WERE ALWAYS VERY INTERESTED IN
EDUCATION. BEFORE STATEHOOD WHEN THERE WERE NOT MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
THE CHILDREN WENT TO A PRESBYTERIAN BOARDING SCHOOL, CALLED A COLLEGE.
(SURE IT WAS NO MORE THAN A HIGH SCHOOL OF TODAY.) WHEN THEY BUILT THEIR
RANCH HOUSE, IT WAS ONE OF THE FINEST IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY. THEY HAD
A PIANO (VERY FEW IN THE AREA HAD ONE.) THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE GOING
THROUGH THE COUNTRY THAT WOULD STOP FOR A NIGHT OR TWO. PEOPLE, IN
THOSE DAYS, DIDN'T TRAVEL SO FAST; SO HAD TO FIND PLACES TO STAY ON THEIR WAY
TO LOCAL TOWNS TO DO THEIR TRADING. LOCAL WORD WAS OUT THAT THE GANN'S
WAS A GOOD PLACE TO STAY. I DON'T KNOW HOW NANNIE DID ALL THAT COOKING
FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL COOK. SOME OF THE THINGS SHE
COOKED THAT WERE DELICIOUS INCLUDED: CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS, CHESS PIE,
HAM BAKED IN A WOOD STOVE, BISCUITS, AND FRIED CHICKEN. I CAN REMEMBER
WHEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAD A ONE ROOM SCHOOL. THE TEACHER OFTEN
STAYED (BOARDED WAS THE TERM THEY USED) WITH THEM. I THOUGHT IT FUN TO GO TO
THAT SCHOOL. I SELDOM HAD THE OPPORTUNITY. PA WILL WAS ON THE SCHOOL
BOARD AND I IMAGINE THE ONE THAT RAN THE SCHOOL. I KNOW HE GAVE THE
TEACHERS THEIR CHECKS (WARRANTS THEY WERE CALLED THEN). THE LITTLE ONE
ROOM SCHOOL WAS LOCATED ON A GREEN HILL. THE SCHOOL WAS "GANN'S GREEN
SCHOOL". NANNIE DIDN'T LIKE THE CONOTATION OF GREEN.
SENT TO WAYNE AND
DIANE FROM
BILLIE PAYNE

WILLIAM A. AND ZORA LIVED ON A RANCH AT OLD ROYAL, OKLHAHOMA. (20
MINUTES SOUTH OF LINDSEY, OK) THEY RAISED HEREFORD CATTLE, BUILT A
NEW HOUSE ON THE RANCH IN 1906 AND IT'S STILL IN FAIR CONDITION AS
OF 1980. HE WAS AVERAGE HEIGHT WITH STEEL BLUE EYES, A PERSON OF HARD
DRIVE AND ACCOMPLISHED MANY DREAMS. NANNY (ZORA) WAS A BEAUTIFUL
PERSON WITH DARK HAIR AND EYES, WEIGHED ABUT 100 LBS, WHO "WORSHIPPED"
WILL. EVERY WORD HE SPOKE WAS GOSPEL TO HER. SHE WENT ABOUT DOING
GOOD FOR EVERYONE. FANNIE BOLES GANN SAID SHE WAS A REAL JOY TO HAVE
FOR A MOTHER-IN-LAW. WHOLE FAMILY WAS FUN TO BE AROUND.
FANNIE BOLES GANN, 1980
AS WRITTEN TO JUNE SHEPPARD

IN A LETTER TO HER GRANDAUGHTER, BEULAH GANN JACKSON (DAUGHTER OF
NATHAN AND ELLA GANN) STATED THAT WILLIAM WAS BORN THE DAY AFTER
THE WAGON TRAIN ARRIVED IN DYE MOUND, TEXAS. ALL CENSUS REPORTS
DISPUTES THIS, STATING THAT WILLIAM WAS BORN IN TENNESSEE. SAVANNAH
WAS THE FIRST CHILD BORN IN TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS. THE GANN
FAMILY AND THE TRIMMER FAMILY CAME ACROSS TO TEXAS FROM TENNESSEE
WITH THE SAME WAGON TRAIN, SETTLING IN DYE MOUND, TEXAS.

WILLIAM AUSTIN married ZORA BELL ALICE TRIMMER on 14 Sep 1890 in
MONTAGUE, TEXAS. ZORA BELL ALICE (parents JESSE F. TRIMMER -
Died 1914 Foster, OK and MARY E. TRIMMER - 3 Apr 1949 in TN died 9 Dec
1908, Foster OK) was born Aug 1870 in TENNESSEE.
She died Jan 1936 in FOSTER, OKLAHOMA.

WILLIAM AUSTIN GANN and ZORA BELL ALICE TRIMMER had the following
children:


1. AUDIE GANN was born 21 Mar 1891 in TEXAS. She died 1 Dec 1915 in
FOSTER, OKLAHOMA.

2. MYRTIS GANN was born 7 Dec 1893 in TEXAS. She died 21 Nov 1985 in
WYNNEWOOD, OKLAHOMA.

3. WILLIAM JESSE GANN was born Aug 1894 in TEXAS. He died 1959 in
MARLOW, OKLAHOMA.

4. CHAUNCEY RAY GANN was born 25 Sep 1900 in OKLAHOMA. He died 15 May
1970 in MARLOW, OKLAHOMA.

5. WILLIAM DELBERT GANN was born 1904 in ROYAL, OKLAHOMA. died in
Duncan, OK.


JESSE RANCHED EAST OF MARLOW IN THE FOSTER AREA. HE WAS A ROPER AND
RODEOED A LOT. HE HAD A HORSE NAMED SILVER THAT RODE IN AN OPEN
PICKUP,NO SIDE BOARDS. HE WAS A STUD AND SIRED MANY GOOD ROPING HORSES.
JESSE RAY'S HUSBAND WAS ALSO A ROPER.
1994, MRS. RUTH SCHREINER,
DUNCAN, OK

WAYNE ADDED: ONCE AT UNCLE JESSE'S ROPING ARENA, HIS DAD (CHAUNCEY)
SET HIM ON SILVER WHO WAS STANDING IN THE CORNER OF THE ARENA. A CALF WAS
RELEASED FOR ANOTHER ROPER AND SILVER WENT CHARGING AFTER THE CALF,
DUMPING WAYNE ON THE GROUND. HE SAYS HE REMEMBERS THAT LONG FALL AND
ALL THOSE COWBOYS RUNNING OUT TO HIM TO SEE IF HE WAS ALIVE.

WILLIAM JESSE GANN MARRIED MAUDIE COFFEY. SHE WAS BORN IN 1906, DIED
IN 1938. UNCLE JESSE AS ALL THE GANN MEN WAS AN ATHLETE. HE PLAYED
FOOTBALL AND WAS AN AVID CALF ROPER. AS I REMEMBER HIM, A VERY ROBUST
ATHLETIC TYPE OF A MAN. LIKE TO RODEO AND DANCE. LIKED THE WOMEN (HE
NEVER REMARRIED AFTER AUNT MAUDIE DIED) BUT NEVER DRANK OR SMOKED.
I NEVER SAW LIQUOR IN THE GANN HOME IN ANY FORM. ONE TIME HE OWNED
A DRUG STORE IN FOSTER, OKLAHOMA. ALSO WAS POSTMASTER THERE. JESSIE
RAE WAS THEIR ONLY CHILD.
1994, BY BILLIE PAYNE

WILLIAM JESSE married MAUDIE COFFEY on UNKNOWN in UNKNOWN. MAUDIE was
born 1906. She died 1938.


Myrtis Gann... one of the sisters was one of the few women, especially
from those parts to get her Master's Degree in the 1930's. She became a
Teacher in Stillwater and later taught at the Northewestern Teacher's College
in Alva.

C.R.Gann dies at 69.
Marlow.. Chauncey Ray Gann, 69, Marlow, retired rancher and school
teacher, died in a Marlow hospital Friday following a long illness.
Born September 25, 1900 at Foster, he was a lifelong resident. He moved
to Marlow about six months ago. Gann and the former Irene Ferguson
married at Sulphur in 1942. He received a bachelor's degree from
Northwestern State College at Alva. he was a member of the First
Christian Church at Lindsay. Survivors are the wife, of the home,
two sons, Dr. Jimmy Gann, of Thibodaux, LA, and Wayne Gann of Marlow,
a daughter Mrs. Zora Johnson of Duncan. A sister, Mrs. Myrtis Wells
of Wynnewood, a brother, Delbert Gann of Duncan; and five grandchildren.
Services will be in Callaway-Smith Funeral Chapel at 2 pm Monday with
the Reverand Curtis Ledbetter, pastor of Gospel Beams Church in Duncan
officiating. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery. Bearers will be Don Douglas,
Marcus Nash, Brigham Conner, J.R. Conner,Leo Stubblefield, and Mark Nash.


Mary Elizabeth Trimmer
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Will and Zora Gann Family

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Zora and Will Gann with daughters, Myrtis and Audie and sons
Jesse, Delbert, and Chauncey
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The Gann Cattle Rance circa 1920's or   1930's
Contributed by Diane Gann


Jess Gann

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Jess Gann in his WWI uniform

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