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Eleanor Schmitt Gaffey
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1899
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1992
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA



She was born in San Antonio on October 5, 1889, and was a descendant of one of the thirteen Canary Island families who founded San Antonio in 1735. Her late husband Major General Hugh J. Gaffey, held a command in General George Patton's campaigns in North Africa, Itald and Germany, Gaffey led the Fourth Armored Division through the enemy lines to rescue General McAuliffe and his men who had been encircled by German forces at Bastogne. He was later Commander of Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Mrs. Gaffey has been a resident in Austin since his death in 1946. She was a member of St. Austin's Catholic Church and the Austin Army Wives Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Ann Ford Little (Mrs. Lewis Little), grandchildren, David G. and Laura Ford of Austin, Ann Ford Parrigin (Mrs. Paul Parrigin), of Lewisville, Texas, Cynthia Ford Brown (Mrs. Scott Brown) of New Braunfels, Texas, and great grandchildren, Hunter and Lee Ann Ford, Trace and Colton Parrigin, and Ashley, Josh, Callie, & Tanner Brown; nephews John C. Phillips and Nash Phillips; niece, Annette Sadler; and grand nephews and nieces.


 
 
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 Parents:
  George Joseph Frances Schmitt (1859 - 1907)
  Annette Marie Dwyer Schmitt (1871 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Hugh Joseph Gaffey (1895 - 1946)
 
 Sibling:
  Elizabeth Schmitt Henion (1896 - 1984)*
  Eleanor Schmitt Gaffey (1899 - 1992)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: 5b-186-3
 
Maintained by: Melissa Cassidy-Dwyer
Originally Created by: Jan Wukasch Pelosi
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40470648
Eleanor <i>Schmitt</i> Gaffey
Added by: Shirley Smith
 
Eleanor <i>Schmitt</i> Gaffey
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- Shirley Smith
 Added: Dec. 17, 2010
 
 
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