Person:Maurice Gano (1)

Maurice Dudley Gano
m. 15 Mar 1853
  1. William Beriah Gano1854 - 1913
  2. John Thomas Gano1856 - 1891
  3. Clarence Welch Gano1858 - 1906
  4. Samuel E. Gano1859 - 1860
  5. Kate Gano1862 - 1944
  6. Fannie C. Gano1864 - 1864
  7. Maurice Dudley Gano1865 - 1927
  8. Dr. Sidney Johnston Gano1867 - 1921
  9. Robert Lee Gano1867 - 1911
  10. Emma Gano1869 - 1936
  11. Frank Allen Gano1871 - 1874
  12. Martha Clara Gano1873 - 1903
Facts and Events
Name[1] Maurice Dudley Gano
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Mar 1865 Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas(according to his obit)
Census[3] 1910 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Death[1][2] 8 Jul 1927 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas(unmarried)
Burial[1] Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County, Texas, 1910 census:[3]

Henderson, Kate E. Head 43 yrs (wid.; 3 children, 3 living) b. Alabama (parents, b. North Carolina/Connecticut) "None (Own Income)"
[+ 6 roomers & 3 servants, including:]
Gano, Maurice Roomer 45 yrs (single) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky) Lawyer
      Lee Roomer 44 yrs (single) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky) Lawyer
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dallas, Texas, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 29, p. 9A, dwelling/family 109/148 (307 Ross Ave).
  4.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 10, 11 Jul 1899.

    Stories of Two Eye-Witnesses.

    Shooting Occurred During Last Song.
    Great Excitement.

    The shooting was easily the most sensational that Dallas has known in years. Evangelist J. S. Dunn has been holding a protracted meeting at the First Christian church, and it has been crowded every night. Last night was no exception. It is estimated that at the time the shot was fired there were between 400 and 500 persons in the edifice. Many of these were women and children, and among them the occurence spread consternation. Numbers fled wildly for the doors, and several climbed out of the windows. Their screams of terror could be heard for blocks, and this drew additional numbers to the scene. It was said that one or two women fainted, but this statement could not be verified. On all hands, however, there were hysterical women and confusion reigned supreme.

    Mr. M. D. Gano, accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Crawford, sat in the third pew behind Prof. Lipscomb and his wife. Mr. Gano said: "When the shot was fired, Prof. Lipscomb jumped to his feet and grappled with his assailant. He was evidently trying to wrest the gun from the man and I ran to his aid. We got the gun, and then Prof. Lipscomb dropped to the floor. We turned the man over to an officer."

    Miss Crawford said: "The services were about over. We were singing the last hymn and Evengelist Dunn was calling for the unconverted to come forward and make a profession of faith. Prof. Lipscomb and his wife had seats in the front row. I was just three rows in the read. The man who did the shooting walked down the main aisle and extended his hand to Prof. Lipscomb. My first thought was that he was there in response to the invitation of the revivalist. He was not more than three feet distant from Prof. Lipscomb. Wuick as a flash he drew a pistol, placed it almost the body of Lipscomb and fired. Prof. Lipscomb seized the man and they were engaged in a deperate struggle when Mr. Maurice Gano, my escort, disarmed Carlisle and knocked him down. The excitement was intense. I have never witnessed such scenes of excitement or distress before. Mrs. Lipscomb acted like a heroine. All she said was 'Oh, my darling,' as her husband sank down upon the floor. I think that the man came in through one of the rear windows on the Pearl street side of the church. In fact, I am satisfied thart he did. He walked down the outer aisle to the back of the church, and then up the middle aisle, past where I stood to where Prof. Lipscomb was."

  5.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 3, 4 Aug 1911.


    Misses Geraldine Davis and Kate Wilson, with Maurice D. Gano, will leave today for a cruise to Panama and Central America. They will be joined in New Orleans by Mrs. George Winthrop Eaton of Washington, D.C.

  6.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 5, 10 Jul 1927.

    Maurice Gano, Lawyer, Dies.
    Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday Afternoon.

    Maurice D. Gano, 62, for many years widely known in legal circles, died at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Scurry, 1903 Bennett avenue. Mr. Gano lived in Dallas for about fifty years. He was born at Grapevine, Tarrant County, on March 26, 1865. His father was Gen. R. M. Gano, who served with Morgan's Cavalry in the Confederate Army. He was taken while a child by his parents to Bourbon County, Kentucky, from whence they had come to Texas. While still a boy he was brought to Texas by his parents. Gen. Gano died in 1912 [sic].

    Mr. Gano was graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is said to have received the first master of arts degree awarded by the University of Texas. He was principal of the old East Dallas grade school in the early '90s. Then he began the practice of law with his two brothers, W. B. and Lee Gano, both of whom are now dead. The firm name was Gano, Gano & Gano. In 1914 he became associated with his nephew, John T. Gano, organizing the law firm of Gano & Gano. On account of ill health he retired from the practice of law in about 1923. For about thirty years Mr. Gano taught the senior Bible class of the old First Christian Church. He was active in the work of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

    Surviving are two sisters, Mmes. Scurry and Kate G. McLaurin.

  7.   Polk's City Directory (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 346, 1906.

    Gano, Maurice D (Gano, Gano, & Gano) res 209 N Ervay

  8.   Polk's City Directory (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 806, 1921.

    Gano, John T Lawyer (Gano, Gano & Scurry, North Texas Bldg) r 1903 Bennett
    Gano, Maurice D Lawyer (Gano, Gano & Scurry, North Texas Bldg) r 1903 Bennett
    Sidney J Dr Died July 14 1921