|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1870|
Van Buren County
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1943|
Husband's great-grandpa. Only child of Robert David McCann, Sr. & Josephine Cordner.
*****Grandma used to tell me stories about this Grandpa's father arriving in America. Said he had a hard life "across the pond" and was sold as a boat-hand headed to the land of the free and home of the brave. When he arrived, life continued to be a struggle to survive, earning what he could on the streets. Along came the Civil War, and he joined the Twelfth Infantry which was organized at Niles by Colonel Francis Quinn of that city, and was mustered into service March 5, 1862, with an enrollment of 1,000 officers and men. By the end of the war, the Twelfth Infantry had seen plenty of fighting days.*****
Married Aura Gertrude Dickerson, November 12, 1890 in paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI. (the 1900 census says married 10 years, 5 children, 2 living).
Leroy Carlisle McCann (1894-1968)
Aletha Margaret McCann (1899-2000)
Married Eva Pearl Carter, August 8, 1910 in Elkhart Co., IN. Five children:
Elma Alixa G. (m Leroy Schug & Hershell Brown)
Ethel Pearl (m Augustine Eugene "James" Fellows & unknown Alexander)
Lillian Josephine (m Carroll Henry Stratton)
1920 Kalamazoo, Inspector, M. C. Railroad
1930 Kalamazoo, Fireman at Paper Mill
Grandpa lived 72 years, 11 months, 2 days.
Many thanks for stone photo, ambs, who first listed and graciously transferred memorial.
Robert McCann (1838 - 1899)
Josephine Cordner McCann (1850 - 1931)
Aura Gertrude Dickerson McCann (1869 - 1910)
Eva Pearl Carter McCann (1888 - 1941)
Leroy Carlisle McCann (1894 - 1968)*
Aletha Margaret McCann Snyder (1899 - 2000)*
Eva Alice McCann (1911 - 1911)*
Ethel Pearl McCann Fellows Alexander (1916 - 1988)*
Robert Ward McCann (1920 - 1988)*
Plot: Sec SS Lot 011, 05
Maintained by: Arleta ♥
Originally Created by: ambs
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25862412