Captain George Rodolph Cann

Brief Life History 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

Sources (12)

  • Rodolf Cann, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Rodolph Cann, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • George Rodolph Cann, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

World Events (8)

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

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.


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


British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can, cup’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England. Alternatively, from Middle English canne ‘can, vessel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name denoting a maker of vessels for holding liquids.

Irish: shortened form of McCann .

Americanized form of German Kann and Kahn .

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

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