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Walter E. 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: Walter Eaton McFann
Born: 28 May 1865, in Littleton, Wetzel Co, WV
Died: 13 March 1944, in Reading KS
Burial: Reading cemetery, Reading KS
Places of Residence: Wetzel Co, WV; Reading KS


Father: William D. McFann
Born: 20 October 1831 in Waynesbury, Greene Co, PA
Died: 8 Oct 1918.

Mother: Elizabeth J. Eaton
Born: December 1836 in PA


Abigail May Schlobohm
Born: 26 July 1870, in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co, WV
Died: 8 April 1938, in Reading KS
Date of Marriage: 4 September 1889, in Reading KS

Children of Walter E. McFann and Abigail M. Schlobohm:

William D. McFann
Born: 7 July 1890
Died: 13 October 1965, in Reading KS
Married: Bess Robinson

Estella Jane McFann
Born: 28 December 1892 in KS

Sadie Belle McFann
Born: January 1895 in KS
Died: 14 July 1902

Leo Leslie McFann
Born: 23 June 1898, in Reading KS
Died: 14 November 1976, in Great Bend KS
Burial: Great Bend, KS
Married: Bertha Proehl, 1 Nov 1921

Charles Chester McFann
Born: 7 December 1899
Died: 8 January 1962, in Ottawa KS

Walter Howard McFann


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

Census Records:

1870: in the household of his father, William D. McFann, in Center Township, Wetzel Co, WV (page 135, household 131).
1880: Not found.
1900: in Reading City of Reading Township, Lyon Co, KS (National Archives Microfilm T 623, Roll 487, Lyon Co, KS, Enumeration District 80, sheet 1 [page 251 A], family 5)
1910: in Reading City of Reading Township, Lyon Co, KS (National Archives Microfilm T 624, Roll 445, Lyon Co, KS, Enumeration District 59, sheet 9 [page 296 B], family 8)
1920: in Reading, Reading Township, Lyon Co, KS (National Archives Microfilm T 625, Roll 538, Lyon Co, KS, Enumeration District 63, sheet 6 [page 268 B], family 136)

Published Sources:

Walter E. McFann obituary, Emporia Daily Gazette, Emporia KS, March 14, 1944.

"Walter Eaton McFann" in Through the Years with Reading, Kansas 1857-1976, Presented by the Citizens of the Reading Community and the Reading Bicentennial Committee, Gladys Whittington and Gayle Graham (Co-Chairman). Sandra Kerschner Green has a copy of the book and provided me with a copy of the article on Walter McFann. According to Sandra, the information in the article was supplied by Walter McFann's son, Howard.


Walter E. McFann, photograph, original in the possession of Sandra Kerschner Green, scanned by Sandra Kerschner Green.

Leo McFann, photograph, original in the possession of Sandra Kerschner Green, scanned by Sandra Kerschner Green.

Notes and Credits:

1. Most of the information in the above Data Summary was provided by Sandra Kerschner Green from family sources, including especially her great-uncle Howard. The maiden name of the younger William McFann's wife was supplied by Truman Lee McFann.

2. Walter's date of birth is corroborated by the 1898 Circular in his father's pension file.

3. Sources for the information on Walter's parents are given on William D. McFann's Family Page.

4. In the 1910 census, Walter's wife Abigail is reported to be the mother of seven children, five of them still living; so if the census information is correct, one child is missing from the above list.

5. Descendants of Walter McFann include: Sandra Kerschner Green, daughter of Leo L. McFann's daughter Rachel McFann; and Leo L. McFann's son Truman Lee McFann and his daughters Marsha Holecek and Susan Brown.

Author: Brian McFann
Revised: August 2000