Kate Vannah was born in Gardiner, Maine. The original family name was Werner, and through various gradations of Warner, Verner, and Varner it has come, during the last two generations, to its present form. Miss Vannah’s paternal ancestors came from Saxony; her maternal, from Ireland. Her full name is Letitita Katherine Vannah, but for the past decade of years every production, either of a musical or literary nature, is known by the name of Kate Vannah. Her mother, who is still living, has always been a Roman Catholic, as has the daughter. Her father became a member of the Roman Catholic Church in the year 1872, and until the hour of his death, which occurred in 1895, was a very devout adherent thereto.