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George W. McFann

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Data Summary:

The information presented in this section is tentative. See the Notes and Credits section below for discussion of the evidence and citation of sources.

Full Name: George W. McFann
Born: 13 July 1872
Places of Residence: Butler Co, PA; Wood Co, OH; Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK


Father: Levi R. McFann
Born: 3 July 1839 in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA
Died: 29 November 1921 in Butler Co, PA

Mother: Mary Morris
Born: 27 December 1851 in Armstrong Co, PA
Died: 23 October 1940 in Butler Co, PA


Edna G.
Born: June 1878
Date of Marriage:


Margaret L. McFann
Born: 11 May 1899 in Mermill, Wood Co, OH
Died: 1 May 1992 in Tulsa, OK
Burial: South Heights Cemetery
Married: R. Brooke Thrift, 6 Oct 1920, in Sapulpa, OK


This section lists all known (to me) sources of information on the family of George W. 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.

Census Records:

1880: in the household of his father, Levi R. McFann, Borough of Fairview, Fairview township, Butler Co, PA (Enumeration District 40, sheet 5, household 46 [pg 197]).
1900: in Portage township, Wood Co, OH (Enumeration District 158, sheet 6 [page 190 B], household 133).
1910: on S. Maple in Ward 4 of Sapulpa City, Sapulpa Township, Creek Co, OK (Enumeration District 51, sheet 23 A).
1920: on E. Lincoln in Precinct 6, Ward 4, of Sapulpa City, Sapulpa Township, Creek Co, OK (Enumeration District 44, sheet 12 A, family 259).


Margret Thrift obituary, Sapulpa Herald, 3 May (Sunday) 1992, p 561. A shorter notice appeared on the date of the funeral. Copies of both obituaries were sent to me by Leona Headly, a volunteer with Genie Angels. I found a reference to the obit in "Anna's Obits" on the Creek County OKGenWeb Page.


Levi R. McFann and family, ca 1895, scanned image of the photograph appearing in Lee, Caroljo Forsythe, Merrie Olde Middlesex (Valencia PA: Lee, 1976), page 165, scanned and sent to me by a someone at the Beaver County Genealogical Society. I do not know the location of the original.

Levi R. McFann and his extended family, ca 1910, photograph in the possession of David Christy, scanned by David Christy. We do not know if George W. McFann is in the picture.

Harry H. McFann and George W. McFann, date unkown, tintype in the possession of David Christy.

Notes and Credits:

1. The information on the family of George W. McFann was derived from the census records except as noted below.

2. George W. McFann's date of birth is given on the 1915 Questionaire in his father's pension file.

3. The information on Margaret L. McFann was taken from her obituary (cited above).

Brian McFann
Revised: 8 Oct 1999