Obituary: McGann, Maurice May 27, 1919

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File contributed by: Karen McGann January 
25, 2009, 2:51 pm


certified copy of vital record (Death Certificate)
Maurice died of "accidental Drowning" at Feters hot springs 
in Sonoma County California where he had been employed as a 
chef. The body was found in the swimming pool by an 
attendant who first noticed a mans clothing and then saw the 
body on the bottom of the tank. The body was recovered and 
every effort was made to resuscitate the man but all to no 
avail. Life was extinct before the discovery was first made. 
McGann was a native of Ireland, 46 years of age and is 
survived by a wife and four children. The wife resides at 
Feters with her husband but the children are grown and live 
in San Francisco where they are employed. It is believed 
that McGann had gone to the bath for an early swim before 
the patrons of the resort arrived and in his first plunge 
probably struck the bottom as there was a slight abrasion on 
his forehead. No one knows how long he was in the water 
before being discovered but it is not believed to have been 
very long. The body was removed to the parlor of undertaker 
H.F. Bates at Somona where coroner Phillips held an inquest.

Additional Comments:
Maurice was born in Ireland Nov. 1873, but soon there after 
came to Tiffin Ohio where he was raised. He was married to 
Laura Caldwell of Wyandot Ohio. Maurices parents were 
William McGann of Abbeyfeale, Limerick, Ireland and Mary 
Fitzgerald also of Limerick Ireland. He only had 3 (known) 
children. Harry, Madelon & Ralph. All died in California. 
Records have also been found with the surnames of 'Began' 
and 'Megan'. Feel free to contact me!