Captain George Rodolph Cann

10 January 1853–20 April 1920 (Age 67)
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of George Rodolph

When Captain George Rodolph Cann was born on 10 January 1853, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Lyman E Cann, was 30 and his mother, Leanora Shaw, was 29. He married Elizabeth Phoebe Gardner on 18 August 1880, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1875 and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. He died on 20 April 1920, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Captain George Rodolph Cann
Elizabeth Phoebe Gardner
Marriage: 18 August 1880
Kenneth Hugh Clement Cann
Henry Lovitt Cann
Hubert Rodolph Cann

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18 August 1880
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 8

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 Reduced form of Irish McCann .2 English: habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England.3 Americanized spelling of Kann or Kahn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rodolf Cann, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Rodolph Cann in household of Lyman E Cann, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Rodolph Cann, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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