Catherine Vivien McGann
The Catholic Press Thur 30 Jan 1919
Mrs. Catherine Vivian McGann, who died recently at her residence, Mount View Estate, Maitland, at the ripe age of 82 years, had lived at the old homestead for over 51 years. She with her husband were the first settlers, the place at the time being a dense forest, wild cattle and kangaroos being the chief occupants of a place that is now dotted with beautiful farms, orchards and vine-yards. The deceased lady was born in Praisenbeble, Cornwall, England, and came to Australia with her parents when 11 years of age. Eight days before reaching Adelaide in the vessel, “William Money”, her mother died. She often related how her father, two sisters and a brother (she being the eldest) had to face a new country, motherless, and she related their trying trip to the Burra copper mines, where her father was under contract to build for the company. Later they went to Bendigo gold diggings, where she married the late Mr. James McGann, who was in business with the late Mr. James Tyson. About 1854 she came to Maitland with her husband, and went on the land; and in 1868 took up their present homestead, Mount View. The deceased is survived by six sons — Messrs. William and Andrew (Mount View), Gervase and Thomas (Lithgow), John (Annandale, Sydney), and Luke (Auckland). There are also six daughters — Mesdames G. Collins (Branxton), G. J. Robertson (Lane Cove), W. Fyfe Henderson (Mosman) Sister Mary James (Lochinvar), and Misses C. and E. McGann (Mount View). There are 41 grandchildren and 20 great-granchildren One sister, Mrs. Roberts, of Bendigo, also survives. Ten grandsons and son-in-law joined the A.I.F., two making the supreme sacrifice. One, an Anzac, has just returned. The interment was in the cemetery, Cessnock, the Rev. Father Callaghan officiating, assisted by the Rev. Father H. Cullen, an old friend of the family. R.I.P.
MCGANN CATHERINE V 937/1919 WILLIAM – ANN - CESSNOCK