David Henry Cannon

Brief Life History of David Henry

When David Henry Cannon was born on 23 April 1838, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Cannon, was 43 and his mother, Ann Quayle, was 39. He married Wilhelmina Logan Mousley on 15 January 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1842. His occupation is listed as sheriff in Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 24 December 1924, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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  • David H Cannon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • David Henry Cannon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1861: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Canann or Ó Canáin ‘descendant of Cano or Canán’. Occasionally, and in the Isle of Man, the surname derives from Mac Canann ‘son of Cano or Canán’, which in Ireland was Anglicized McCann or McConnon . See also Connon . The personal name is from Gaelic cano ‘wolf cub’, of which Canán is a diminutive. In Ulster Cannon may also be shortened from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a pet form (double diminutive) of the personal name. This was a cheiftan family in Donegal, and the name was particularly common there.

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.

French: variant of Canon .

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

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George the Immigrant and Ann Quayle

Cannon Family Historical Treasury Published by George Cannon Family Association 1967 Edited by Beatrice Cannon Evans And Janath Russell Cannon Chapter IV George the Immigrant and Ann Quayle Young …

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