Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022


Herman William GADDISAge: 71 years19061978

Herman William GADDIS
Birth October 19, 1906 42 42
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn GADDIS
May 12, 1915 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Priscilla STILL
May 21, 1915 (Age 8 years)
Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, OK
between 1921 and 1925 (Age 14 years)

Oklahomas A&M, Stillwater, OK
between 1927 and 1931 (Age 20 years)

MarriageVera Allene SCOTTView this family
January 24, 1931 (Age 24 years)
Medical Degree between 1932 and 1936 (Age 25 years)
Internship between 1936 and 1937 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas William GADDIS
September 12, 1939 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherMaud Matilda MIZE
February 3, 1941 (Age 34 years)
Burial of a motherMaud Matilda MIZE
February 5, 1941 (Age 34 years)
Military service between March 2, 1941 and January 19, 1946 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
February 10, 1946 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Alfred GADDIS
April 9, 1947 (Age 40 years)
Burial of a fatherWilliam Alfred GADDIS
April 11, 1947 (Age 40 years)
Divorce filedVera Allene SCOTTView this family
July 13, 1950 (Age 43 years)
MarriageRuth Hesper BRAINARDView this family
November 22, 1950 (Age 44 years)
Residence between June 1950 and June 1951 (Age 43 years)
Residence between June 1951 and January 1952 (Age 44 years)
Death of a wifeVera Allene SCOTT
August 18, 1957 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Lung Cancer
Burial of a wifeVera Allene SCOTT
August 1957 (Age 50 years)
Baptism of a daughterSusan GADDIS
May 25, 1958 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherBert Lee GADDIS
February 12, 1962 (Age 55 years)
Burial of a brotherBert Lee GADDIS
February 14, 1962 (Age 55 years)
Death of a brotherHarry Lawrence GADDIS
June 29, 1965 (Age 58 years)

Death of a sisterEstella Leona GADDIS
June 4, 1966 (Age 59 years)
I believe he suffered from depression. He had had only 4 headaches when he was 54 yrs. He was a smoker from the age of 9.

Marriage ending statusVera Allene SCOTTView this family

Death October 5, 1978 (Age 71 years)
Cause of death: Cancer of the Phargnx
Burial October 7, 1978 (2 days after death)
Reference numberVera Allene SCOTTView this family
42 818-A

Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
Birth: April 2, 1886 21 21Wayne City, Wayne Co., Illinois
Death: February 12, 1962Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK
6 years
elder sister
14 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Tombstone of baby Clarence GADDISClarence GADDIS
Birth: November 15, 1895 31 31Wayne Co, IL
Death: June 26, 1896Wayne Co, IL
elder brother
5 years
Family with Vera Allene SCOTT - View this family
Marriage: January 24, 1931Wagoner, Wagoner, OK- Tommy GADDIS says that they eloped. Have no proof of this.
Divorce filed: July 13, 1950Corpus Christi, Texas
9 years
Tom Gaddis In UniformThomas William GADDIS
Birth: September 12, 1939 32 27Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas
Death: January 17, 2016Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX, USA
6 years
Susie circa 1998Susan GADDIS
Birth: February 10, 1946 39 34Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas
Death: January 25, 2011San Marcos, Hays, Tx
Family with Ruth Hesper BRAINARD - View this family
Marriage: November 22, 1950Tarrant County, Texas

Shared note

HERMAN was born at home, 1740 East 21st St., Ward 6 of Los Angeles Co., by attending physician Dr A. P. Wilson, at 9am on 19 Oct 1906 according to his birth cert. (in the hands of Susan GADDIS McCabe) He died in his home at 177 Sunset Dr., Ingleside, San Patricio Co, Tx Precinct 6 on 5 Oct 1978 of cancer of the Pharynx.


Herman was a Flight Surgeon in WW2. His unit was the 2nd Bombardment Group which participated in campaigns in Tunisia, Sicily, Naple-Foggio and Rome Arno. A web site for his unit is:

Some of Herman Gaddis' records can be found in its databases.

Military servicePhoto of B17 plane flown by pilots of Herman's unit.Photo of B17 plane flown by pilots of Herman's unit.
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