Economist. His father was a cotton farmer and industrialist in Angelina County, Texas. He was born on a farm some 7 miles out of Lufkin, Texas and was the eldest of 11 siblings. He was a famous American economist and stock market analyst in New York City, New York who used astrology. He was widely known as W. D. Gann and numerous books and courses exist about his methods. About 1901 he was first married to Rena May (nee Smith). They divorced and then about 1908 he next married Sarah "Sadie" Hannify. Finally about 1943, Lundy H. became his third wife. Only 12 days after his 77th birthday, he died in the Methodist Hospital @3:20pm. He was buried with his second wife Sadie in the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, overlooking Wall Street.
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), William Gann, Jun 1955; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), Willie D. Gann in entry for Velma Gann, 02 Dec 1909; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 58650 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,992,847.
↑ "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), William D. Gann in entry for Gann, 22 Oct 1921; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,027,684.
↑ "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), William Delbert Gann, 1917-1918; citing New York City no 65, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,754,592.
↑ "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 October 2015), William Gann, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).