Matilda Ann Cann

23 December 1841–1 March 1914 (Age 72)
Brazil Lake, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Matilda Ann

When Matilda Ann Cann was born on 23 December 1841, in Brazil Lake, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Coleman Cann, was 22 and her mother, Frances Mary Crosby, was 20. She married Joseph Thomas Whitehouse on 13 April 1861, in Deerfield, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. She died on 1 March 1914, in Ohio, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Deerfield, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thomas Whitehouse
Matilda Ann Cann
Marriage: 13 April 1861
Mary Frances Whitehouse
Hetta E Winter
Leslie B. Whitehouse
Herman Whitehouse
Estella Matilda Whitehouse

Spouse and Children

13 April 1861
Deerfield, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Mary Frances Whitehouse



    Leslie B. Whitehouse


    Herman Whitehouse



Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 28


Age 30

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 68

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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)

  • Matilda Whitehouse in household of Joseph Whitehouse, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Matilda in entry for George S Crosby, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Metilda Cann in entry for Hetta E Winter, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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