John Mousley Cannon

24 September 1865–16 June 1917 (Age 51)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Mousley

When John Mousley Cannon was born on 24 September 1865, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Angus Munn Cannon, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Maria Mousley, was 37. He married Zina Bennion on 18 July 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 16 June 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mousley Cannon
Zina Bennion
Marriage: 18 July 1893
Beatrice Cannon
Zina Lenore Cannon
John Bennion Cannon
Milton Bennion Cannon
Paul Bennion Cannon
Angus Bennion Cannon
Mary Cannon
Edwin Bennion Cannon
Anne Cannon
Clarence Bennion Cannon
Sterling Bennion Cannon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1893Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1876 · St. George Tabernacle
    Age 11
    In 1876, the St. George Tabernacle was built. It was originally used for hosting church services and court hearings. Now it is used mainly for public events.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 14
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    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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    John M and Zina B Cannon Household Family Life, by Beatrice Cannon Evans

    Hand-written notes by Beatrice Cannon Evans recovered May 2011, by Wayne Cannon Evans, her son. Father supplied the family of the former apostle, John W. Taylor’s family, with groceries during his l …

    Sources (93)

    • John M Cannon in entry for Cannon, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Cannon in household of Sarah Cannon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John M in entry for Angus Bennion Cannon and Emma Cole, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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