Edna GANN, 19182019 (aged 101 years)

Name
Edna /GANN/
Also known as
Edna /McCABE/
Birth
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Birth of a brother
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Death of a paternal grandfather
Death of a sister
Death of a maternal grandfather
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a brother
Death of a maternal grandmother
Death of a father
Death of a mother
Burial of a mother
Death of a brother
Death of a husband
Burial of a husband
Death of a daughter
Death of a daughter
Death of a sister
Cause: Complications after several operations following car wreck
Death of a brother
Note: Obituary from findagrave:

Obituary from findagrave:

Birth: Jan. 10, 1921
Glen Flora
Wharton County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1997
Harlingen
Cameron County
Texas, USA

Howard James Gann

HARLINGEN - Howard James Gann passed away at Valley Baptist Hospital on July 14, 1997.

Mr. Gann was born in Glen Flora, Texas, on Jan. 19, 1921, to Tom and Alma [sic] Gann.

He was married to Helen Mae Lewis on Aug. 13, 1950, at the First Methodist Church at McAllen and has resided ever since in Harlingen.

Mr. Gann is survived by his wife, Helen; stepson, Glynn Lewis of Gaithersburg, Md.; stepdaughter, Sandra Hein of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Farrar and Edna McCabe; and two brothers, Bob Gann and Jim Gann.

Pete served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on board the U.S.S. Heywood, APA-6 in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres; in the Pacific he participated in many of the island invasions beginning with Tarawa on Nov. 20, 1943.

Medals earned included American Area, Victory World War II, Philippine Liberation and two stars, Asiatic Pacific Area plus eight stars, European African Area and Unit Commendation (Tarawa). He received an honorable discharge on the 16th of December in 1946 as a boatswain mate first class.

After returning to the Valley, he raised cattle and farmed in Lantana and Harlingen.

Death of a son
Note: PHILIP SHEEN McCABE

PHILIP SHEEN McCABE

Philip Sheen McCabe, 61, San Marcos, TX, passed away on December 5, 2003 at his home in San Marcos. He was born on December 12, 1941 in Rio Hondo, TX, to Vincent Lawrence and Edna (Gann) McCabe.

Philip is preceded in death by his father, Vincent L. McCabe and sisters, Donna McCabe Bazar and Ann Rita McCabe Rodriguez.

He is survived by his mother, Edna G. McCabe of San Marcos; brother, Michael McCabe of Angleton his wife Grace, and children Lisa McCabe-Luedecke and Michael Patrick McCabe; brother, Dr. Dennis McCabe of Stephenville, his wife Mary Lou, and children Brian and Tim McCabe; brother Dr. Tom McCabe of San Marcos, his wife Susan, and children Scott, Kevin and Glenn; brother, Dr. Terry McCabe of San Marcos, his wife Diann, and children Joe and Sam McCabe; nephew, Adam Rodriguez (son of sister Ann Rita McCabe Rodriguez); sister Peggy McCabe of Austin, and son Eric Robinson; and brother Jim McCabe of Driftwood, his wife Jo, and children Casey and Kristy McCabe. Philip has 5 great nieces and nephews.

Philip served in the United States Navy. During this time, he was in the Vietnam War where he earned the Bronze Star. He also served in the United States Merchant Marines and later worked in an air conditioning business.

Philip was a wonderful man who was dearly loved by his family. His memory will forever live in their hearts.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Mount Meta Cemetery in San Benito, Texas.

[Originally published in The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Texas, 9 Dec 2003;

Burial of a son
Death of a sister
Cause: Stroke
Note: Obituary from Brownwville Herald:

Obituary from Brownwville Herald:

Mary Gann Farrar
April 09, 2009

On April 6, 2009 one of God's most dedicated servants went home. Mary Jane Gann Farrar, 94, our precious Mother suffered a massive stroke and left us to join the love of her life husband Dee Farrar, son Billy Wayne Farrar, grandchildren Brandi Nicholas and Stacey Cox and other family members.

Mother spent her life loving and taking care of her family and doing Her Lord's work. She was one of the founding members of Portway Baptist Church in Brownsville. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years touching the hearts of many of Brownsville's young children. She served her community by working and helping care for folks that came to the Portway Baptist Food Bank. Twice a week she would go to nursing homes and sing to them, witnessing to them and telling them of Gods love for them.
She will be dearly missed by all.

Left behind to cherish and celebrate her life are 8 children. Don (Ellen, deceased) (Ann) Farrar, Bob (Betty, deceased) Farrar, Jayne (Gene) Cox, Larry (Ofi) Farrar, Sandra (George, deceased) Nicholas.

Also celebrating her memory are 33 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate with us for viewing services on Friday, 1-7 pm April 10 at Henry Thomae Funeral Home, 701 N Bowie, San Benito. Graveside services will be held 10 am Saturday, April 11 at Mont Meta Cemetery, San Benito. Memorial services 1 pm, April 11, Portway Baptist Church, 2000 N. Minnesota Ave, Brownsville.

Death of a brother
Event
100th Birthday
February 10, 2018 (aged 100 years)
Note: Edna Gann McCabe Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Edna Gann McCabe Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Local resident, Edna “Tootsie” Gann McCabe, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends recently. Born February 9, 1918 in Porter, Oklahoma to Alta and Thomas Gann, her family moved to South Texas soon after she was born. The fifth child of nine, she grew up on her parents’ potato farm in the Rio Grande Valley, loving sports, dancing to big band era music, and working alongside her siblings.

She remembers when her mother Alta talked about women gaining the right to vote in 1920, emphasizing that women should never miss an opportunity to vote—especially for women candidates - a message that has had a great impact throughout Edna’s life.

Edna experienced the tumultuous events of the twentieth century through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Four of her five brothers served in Europe and the Pacific in WWII. One son served in Viet Nam. And in the twenty-first century, two of her grandchildren served in Iraq.

She married Vincent McCabe in 1939 and they raised nine children in the Rio Grande Valley, including Michael, Philip, Dennis, Tom, Donna, Terry, Ann, Peggy, and Jimmy. Vin was a longshoreman and an active member of the International Longshoreman’s Association. Edna supported Vin's career by actively participating in the ILA Ladies Auxilary which assisted ILA families in need and sponsored family socials.

In addition, Edna and Vin made a home in Brownsville where all children, relatives and neighbors felt welcomed and accepted. Both Edna and Vin stressed the value of learning to their children such that each one earned a degree, and three earned PhD’s. Seven of her children became educators.

Edna remains a favorite aunt and neighbor, always taking the time to make others feel appreciated. Grandmother to 13 and great-grandmother to 19, Edna finds great joy in being with children.

She left Brownsville in 2001 after living there 52 years to make her home in San Marcos where five of her children have lived nearby. Moving into the house her children and grandchildren worked together to build for her, she has made a warm home and welcomes the chance to stay close to loved ones through regular phone calls and visits to her home.

When Edna was asked to what she attributes her longevity, she replied, "life is worth living –and having experiences together, creating memories, makes it so.”

Death
Address: At her home.
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18911973
Birth: June 22, 1891 24 23 Groveton, Trinity Co., TX, USA
Death: August 15, 1973San Benito, Cameron Co., TX, USA
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19111965
Birth: January 6, 1911 21 19 Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX
Death: December 26, 1965San Benito, Cameron Co., TX, USA
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19121939
Birth: August 26, 1912 23 21
Death: July 23, 1939Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX, USA
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19142009
Birth: June 29, 1914 24 23 Eagle Lake, Colorado Co, Tx
Death: April 6, 2009Brownsville Tx
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19161976
Birth: February 10, 1916 26 24
Death: April 9, 1976Houston, Harris Co., TX, USA
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19182019
Birth: February 9, 1918 28 26 Muskogee (Porter), Oklahoma
Death: September 6, 2019San Marcos, Hays Co., TX, USA
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Birth: 1923 33 31 Texas
Death: July 14, 1997Harlingen Tx
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19262009
Birth: January 1, 1926 36 34 San Benito, Cameron Co., TX, USA
Death: October 18, 2009Brownsville, Tx
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19291993
Birth: April 2, 1929 39 37 Rio Hondo, Cameron Co., TX, USA
Death: June 16, 1993San Benito Tx
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Birth: February 18, 1912 34 31 Arvilla, Grand Fork Co., ND, USA
Death: October 27, 1981Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
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Birth: February 9, 1918 28 26 Muskogee (Porter), Oklahoma
Death: September 6, 2019San Marcos, Hays Co., TX, USA
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Birth: December 12, 1941 29 23 Rio Hondo, Cameron, Tx
Death: December 5, 2003San Marcos, Hays, Tx
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19461988
Birth: October 17, 1946 34 28 Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX, USA
Death: November 22, 1988Houston, Harris, Texas
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Birth: July 23, 1949 37 31 Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
Death: April 18, 1992Brownsville, TX
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Edna Gann McCabe Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Local resident, Edna “Tootsie” Gann McCabe, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends recently. Born February 9, 1918 in Porter, Oklahoma to Alta and Thomas Gann, her family moved to South Texas soon after she was born. The fifth child of nine, she grew up on her parents’ potato farm in the Rio Grande Valley, loving sports, dancing to big band era music, and working alongside her siblings.

She remembers when her mother Alta talked about women gaining the right to vote in 1920, emphasizing that women should never miss an opportunity to vote—especially for women candidates - a message that has had a great impact throughout Edna’s life.

Edna experienced the tumultuous events of the twentieth century through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Four of her five brothers served in Europe and the Pacific in WWII. One son served in Viet Nam. And in the twenty-first century, two of her grandchildren served in Iraq.

She married Vincent McCabe in 1939 and they raised nine children in the Rio Grande Valley, including Michael, Philip, Dennis, Tom, Donna, Terry, Ann, Peggy, and Jimmy. Vin was a longshoreman and an active member of the International Longshoreman’s Association. Edna supported Vin's career by actively participating in the ILA Ladies Auxilary which assisted ILA families in need and sponsored family socials.

In addition, Edna and Vin made a home in Brownsville where all children, relatives and neighbors felt welcomed and accepted. Both Edna and Vin stressed the value of learning to their children such that each one earned a degree, and three earned PhD’s. Seven of her children became educators.

Edna remains a favorite aunt and neighbor, always taking the time to make others feel appreciated. Grandmother to 13 and great-grandmother to 19, Edna finds great joy in being with children.

She left Brownsville in 2001 after living there 52 years to make her home in San Marcos where five of her children have lived nearby. Moving into the house her children and grandchildren worked together to build for her, she has made a warm home and welcomes the chance to stay close to loved ones through regular phone calls and visits to her home.

When Edna was asked to what she attributes her longevity, she replied, "life is worth living –and having experiences together, creating memories, makes it so.”

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Edna GANN McCabe With Daughters
Edna GANN McCabe With Daughters
Note: Back: Donna McCABE Bazar, Edna GANN McCabe, Ann McCABE Rodriguez

Back: Donna McCABE Bazar, Edna GANN McCabe, Ann McCABE Rodriguez

Front: Margaret (Peggy) McCABE Robinson

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Teenager Edna Gann, Rio Hondo Tx
Teenager Edna Gann, Rio Hondo Tx
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Edna G McCabe with Sons Philip and Dennis, 1943
Edna G McCabe with Sons Philip and Dennis, 1943
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Four Young Boys - Vin and Edna's First Children, About 1946
Four Young Boys - Vin and Edna's First Children, About 1946