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Elton E. McFann

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Data Summary:

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Full Name: Elton Eugene McFann
Born: 6 March 1875 in Butler, IN
Died: 19 May 1944 in Gary, IN
Places of Residence: Montpelier, OH; Gary IN


Father: Alexander F. McFann (a.k.a. Franklin McFann)
Born: 29 October 1848 in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA
Died: 31 January 1934 in South Bend, IN

Mother: Mary Ellen Clemens
Born: 7 August 1852 in IN


Myrtle Bell Fanning (Fannin)
Born: 18 June 1878 in North Manchester, Wabash Co, IN
Died: 7 April 1933 in Montpelier, OH
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Wabash Co, IN
Date of Marriage: 23 September 1896 in Wabash Co, IN


Harold Perry McFann
Born: 14 December 1896 in Liberty Mills, Wabash Co, IN
Died: 10 December 1957 in Gary, IN
Married: Pearl L. Arehart, 3 March 1919, in Bryan, OH

Pauline E. McFann
Born: 1904 in IN

Helen McFann
Married: Don E. Gorgas

Eugene J. McFann
Born: 1920
Married: Doris


This section lists all known (to me) sources of information on the family of Elton E. McFann. For a discussion of the evidence contained in these sources, and an explanation of how these sources were used in compiling the above Data Summary, see the Notes and Credits section below.

Family Sources:

Family records kept by Charles E. and Ellen McFann. Charles E. McFann is the grandson of Elton E. McFann.

Census Records:

1880: in the household of his father, Frank McFann, in North Manchester, Wabash Co IN (Enumeration District 183, sheet 37).
1900: in the household of his mother, Mary E. McFann, in the north half of Chester township, Wabash Co IN (Enumeration District 112, sheet 13 [page 13 B], family 313)
1910: in Montpelier Village, Superior Township, Williams Co OH (National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1241, Enumeration District 126, sheet 2B)
1920: not found

Vital Records:

Indiana Marriages: 1851--1900, Family Archive CD 243, (Broderbund Software). Contains an index entry for the marriage record of E. E. McFann to Myrtle Bell Fannin, September 23, 1896 in Wabash Co, IN. The information was extracted for me by a lookup volunteer from the Genealogy CD List.

Cemetery Records:

Binnie, Lester H, Cemetery Records for Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana, Revised Edition (North Manchester, 1983), page 28. Contains the Fairview Cemetery inscription for Myrtle Bell Fannin.


Alexander F. McFann and Family, taken around 1910, original in the possession of Charles E. McFann. Includes Elton E. McFann, wife Myrtle, and children Harold P. and Pauline McFann.

Four generation picture of Alexander F. McFann and descendants, taken around 1928, original in the possession of Charles E. McFann.

Notes and Credits:

Information on the family of Elton E. McFann was provided by Charles E. and Ellen McFann from family sources. They also sent me scans of the pictures. Charles E. McFann is the grandson of Elton E. McFann.

Brian McFann
Revised: 11 February 2000