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James Cahill Appleby

Fanny Love Gordon




James Cahill Appleby


Fanny Love Gordon-Appleby-Smith




     A bonny lass, Fanny Love Gordon, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 6 January 1876, to 

Robert B. Gordon and Janet Hill, both born in Scotland.  Robert being the son of Grams 

Borland and Mr. Gordon;  Janet, the daughter of Grams Love-Hill.  The family coming to 

America when Fanny was about six years old.   In 1895, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Fanny 

married James Cahill Appleby.  Years after the death of husband  in 1914, Fanny, at age 71, 

married John B. Smith on 10 July 1947, in East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, 

Pennsylvania.  She died 13 March 1968, at the Presbyterian Home for the Aged, in  Oakmont, 

Pennsylvania and buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.

    James Cahill Appleby was born 17 April 1876, probably in London, England.  Dr. Appleby  

was a Veterinarian by profession.  He died on 12 September 1914, at age 39 years, six months, 

five days.  James was, apparently,  the first of the family to be buried in the IOOF Cemetery. 

   His eldest son, Robert, was buried there in 1917.  A picture of his grave is on this page.  

Robert was a veteran of the Mexican Border Dispute of 1916.  In 1939, another son, Gordon, was

 buried in the IOOF Cemetery and James' wife, Fannie, was buried there in 1968.  Eldest child, 

Janet, died in 1900, at age 3, but no indication of her grave in the same Cemetery.



 James Melvin Appleby and Doris M. Warr-Appleby 1940



   The Children of James Cahill and Fanny (Gordon) Appleby:     

Janet, born 17 Feb 1897; died 24 Feb 1900

Robert William, born 14 Jan 1899; died 8 January 1917

Albert Edger, born 20 Nov 1900; died 11 Nov 1969

married Leona Debolt on 14 Oct 1919

Gordon Linford, born 20 March 1903; died 21 May 1939

married Hazel G. Stephens on 19 April 1938

The Children of Albert Edger and Leona (Debolt) Appleby

a.  Robert J.    b. James Melvin   c. Perry   d. Barbara



IOOF Cemetery

Clarksburg, Harrison County

West Virginia



                    James Cahill Appleby


                    Fanny Appleby Smith



                      Robert W. Appleby

                          West Virginia

                      Pvt. 8 Ohio Inf. N.G.





References:  Family data and pictures from:

Carolyn Appleby-Magowan (father, James); 

Georganna Appleby (Husband, Perry); and Barbara Appleby-Kotlaba

Some documented research by Appleby Heritage. 


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created: 18 May 2002

revised: 20 April 2004