Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann~Stephenville, Erath County, Texas

Jesse William McCann and Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1947.
photo courtesy of daughter, Martha Jane(McCann) Gilbreath, August 2014.

Ella Marie (Gillilan)McCann Pedigree

Gillilan Family Genealogy

Ella Marie (Gillilan) McCann, maternal grandmother of Leonard Ross Tudor, my husband.

Birth:  Jul. 8, 1915DublinErath CountyTexasUSA
Death:  Sep. 9, 1988StephenvilleErath CountyTexas, USA 
On double marker with Jesse William McCann (1905-1975); “married 1933”.They married 26 November 1933 in Duffau, Erath County, Texas.

She died on 9 September 1988 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

[DUFFAU, TEXAS. Duffau is on Farm Road 1824 and Duffau Creek, fifteen miles southeast of Stephenville in Erath County. The town was named for Duffo, an Indian buried nearby.

By 1860 a post office had been established at the community, and by the mid-1880s

Duffau was a flourishing town of about 350 with steam flour mills and cotton gins, four churches, a hotel, a district school, three doctors, and two deputy sheriffs. Railroad routes bypassed Duffau, however, and by the mid-1890s it had begun to decline.

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