Le Roy "Roy" Cannon

1 April 1892–30 April 1953 (Age 61)
North Judson, Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana, United States

The Life of Le Roy "Roy"

When Le Roy "Roy" Cannon was born on 1 April 1892, in North Judson, Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana, United States, his father, John Henry Cannon, was 31 and his mother, Mary Alice DeCamp, was 26. He married Mary Dittrich on 8 February 1916, in Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States. He lived in Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 30 April 1953, in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mount Hope, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Le Roy "Roy" Cannon
Nettie May Kimbrough
Marriage: 1 April 1920

Spouse and Children

1 April 1920
Kane, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Cannon


    Mary Alice DeCamp




    Fredrick J Cannon



    Charles Cannon



    Ruth Cannon


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Roy Cannon in household of Mary Cannon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leroy Cannon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Le Roy Cannon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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