Emma Viola Cannon

2 November 1868–
Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emma Viola

When Emma Viola Cannon was born on 2 November 1868, in Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Cannon, was 38 and her mother, Esther Mary Alleman, was 33. She married Samuel C. Grissinger on 30 June 1892, in Highland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Swatara, Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.

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Samuel C. Grissinger
Emma Viola Cannon
Marriage: 30 June 1892

Spouse and Children

30 June 1892
Highland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Cannon


    Esther Mary Alleman




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 9

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name.2 English: from Middle English canun ‘canon’ (Old Norman French canonie, canoine, from Late Latin canonicus). In medieval England this term denoted a clergyman living with others in a clergy house; the surname is mostly an occupational name for a servant in a house of canons, although it could also be a nickname or even a patronymic.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma V Cannon in household of David Cannon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma V Grissinger in household of Samuel C Grissinger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma V Grissinger in household of Samual C Grissinger, "United States Census, 1900"

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