Sanna F Ross (Gaffney)1

(18 Jan 1922 - 8 Sep 2009)
FatherFrancis T Ross1
MotherMarjorie McIntyre Fairbairn1 (1891 - 1997)


     Sanna F Ross (Gaffney) was born on 18 Jan 1922 Terrace, BRC, CAN.1,2
     Sanna F Ross (Gaffney) married Joseph Michael Gaffney circa 1943.1,2
     Sanna F Ross (Gaffney) died on 8 Sep 2009 Forest Hill Dr, Boone, NC, USA, at age 87; Mrs. Sanna Ross Gaffney, 87, of Forest Hill Drive, Boone, NC died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at home after a brief illness. She was born in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, on January 18, 1922 to Francis and Marjorie Fairbairn Ross. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Ross and two sisters, Margaret Casseur and Elizabeth Korpan. A veteran of World War II, Mrs. Gaffney served in the US Army until her honorable discharge. She taught at St. Francis of Assisi in Riviera Beach, FL. Sanna retired to Boone in 1978. An avid genealogist, she was the secretary/ treasurer for the Watauga Genealogical Society. In 2007 she was the recipient of the DAR Americanism Medal. Surviving are her husband of sixty-six years, Joseph M. Gaffney; four children.3,2


     Sanna was researching the line of John Fairbairn (m. Elizabeth YULE). Her interest in genealogy made her a wealth of freely shared information on all FAIRBAIRNs, some of which may be found on the GenForum FAIRBAIRN Message Board, not only for her direct line, that of John's son David's de facto relationship with Margaret Kinnimond.4
ChartsLineage 1c1: John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. [S1959] Robert FAIRBAIRN, "EM FAIRBAIRN: BRC, CAN ex Robt F," e-mail to GenForum FAIRBAIRN, 1 Oct 2000.
  2. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Birth 18 Jan 1922 Dth 8 Sep 2009 Sanna GAFFNEY nee ROSS, Forest Hill Dr, Boone, NC, from obit. online at, extracted Dec 2009.
  3. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Dth Sep 2009 Sanna GAFFNEY nee ROSS, Forest Hill Dr, Boone, NC, from obit. online at, extracted Dec 2009.
  4. [S1960] Sanna F Ross (Gaffney), "EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G," e-mail to Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN.
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