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Frances Marvel Barnhart Gnass
Birth: Jul. 5, 1898
New Richmond
Montgomery County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1977
Warren
Macomb County
Michigan, USA

Frances was born in Indiana to Benjamin Franklin (Frank) & Martha Edith (Edith Walker) Barnhart. She spent many years as a child visiting her grandparents Lydia (Haney) & William Barnhart in south east Ohio.

After graduating from school, she became a telephone operator. She married John C. Gnass a recent German imigrant on June 26, 1917. They had six children (Ethel Moreen, Russell, John (Jack), Vernon, Marvel LaRene and Mervyn.) The death of her first born child, Ethel in 1936 was a severe loss to the entire family. She also was survived by her sister Ethel (Barnhart) Huger.

Frances was a member of the Pen Women of America and the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. Several of her poems where published and she was also the lyrical composer of many musical songs.

When Frances discovered she was going to be a grandmother for the first time, she decided that with having her mother living in the home it was going to get very confusing being just 'Grandmother.' So she decided she wanted to be called 'Honey' by her grandchildren and her husband was to be called 'Pop.' And so, this is how they were affectionately called by their 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.




This page Copyright 2006, Julie Witkowski


 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Barnhart (1873 - 1923)
  Edith Martha Walker Johnson (1877 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  John Christian Gnass (1894 - 1980)
 
 Children:
  Ethel Moreen Gnass (1918 - 1936)*
  Russell Clayton Gnass (1920 - 2010)*
  John Francis Gnass (1921 - 1989)*
  Marvel LaRene Gnass Adams (1925 - 2008)*
  Mervyn Keith Gnass (1927 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances Marvel Barnhart Gnass (1898 - 1977)
  Emma May Barnhart (1900 - 1901)*
  Ethel Grace Barnhart Huger (1902 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Troy
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. 9883 Sp. 2 Block D
GPS (lat/lon): 42.5859, -83.16438
 
Created by: Honoring our ancestors
Record added: Jun 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14515440
Frances Marvel <i>Barnhart</i> Gnass
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Frances Marvel <i>Barnhart</i> Gnass
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Frances Marvel <i>Barnhart</i> Gnass
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IN LOVING MEMORY
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012
Rest In Peace, Frances...
- James Seidelman
 Added: May. 7, 2010

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Jul. 5, 2009
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