|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1859|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1949|
"The Long Trail of Romance" is about the 60th anniversary of Oliver and Sadie. It told about their wedding in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Long, on November 24,1880 at 2:45 o'clock, Sadie Long and a neighbor's boy, Oliver Gann, Jr.
Of the wedding party of some 40 persons, four sisters of the bride, one sister of the groom, and aunt, a niece, and a friend are still living but none could attend the celebration. The nearest to the original party that could be present was Ed McCauley of Odessa, Missouri, an old time family friend of the family, who's wife, now dead, attended the wedding.
Mr. Gann's only surviving sister of a family of 12, Mrs. Harriet Reed of Odessa, could not attend because of poor health, sent a beautiful white cake, trimmed in pink rosebuds, with the lettering, which said OLLIE SADIE 60th anniversary.
For days nephews and nieces, sons and daughters have been arriving, with each came love tokens and anniversary gifts. Print Green, a nephew from Odessa, brought a bushel basket of fine old Missouri apples and pears. Over 100 cards were sent. Many telephone calls came from friends in and near Dodge City.
Mrs. Gann was born in Southern Missouri, during the Civil War. Mr. Long moved his family to North Carolina for the duration of the war and then brought them back afterwards, where the children were reared and married.
Mr. Gann was born on the old Gann Homestead, 2 1/2 miles south of Odessa, Missouri.
This will be the first time in 30 years that all have been under one roof. There are 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and many of them will be present Thanksgiving. Those from Odessa attending were: Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Green, Sr., Mrs. John Hammonds, Mrs. Kenneth Crews, Opie Reed, and Ed McCauley, and Steve Poole and James Barber from Mayview.
Mr. and Mrs. Gann had an extensive farming interest in Missouri until 1901, when they came to a ranch in Stafford County, Kansas, which they later traded for one in Finney County. The dust moved them several years ago to their little home in Wilroads Gardens.
Mr. Gann stands straight and tall as a man of sixty years his junior, he will be 82 next June, and Mrs. Gann will be 82 in April.
The elderly couple became the parents of nine children, all living: Mrs. Mildred Brown, Santa Ana, California; Mrs. Nona Swafford, Pasadena, California, who is accompanied by her 3-year old daughter, Shirley Jean; Mrs. Witt Terry, Rosston, Oklahoma; Mrs. Albert Powell, Ft. Dodge, Kansas; Mrs. Charles Galbreath, Dodge City; Mrs. Will Landis of Wilroads Gardens; Orville Gann of Garden City; and Floyd Gann of Hasty, Colorado ; and Elbert Gann of Delta, Colorado.
Kansas Daily Globe, Dodge City, Kansas, 1940
Sarah Jane Gann (1858 - 1950)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Peggy Blagg Gann
Record added: Oct 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22284383