Nora Morris Cannon

27 January 1897–15 May 1964 (Age 67)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Nora Morris

When Nora Morris Cannon was born on 27 January 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, George Mousley Cannon, was 35 and her mother, Marian Adelaide Morris, was 35. She married Joseph Smith Nelson on 17 August 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and World for about 15 years. She died on 15 May 1964, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Nelson
1897–1980
Nora Morris Cannon
1897–1964
Marriage: 17 August 1923
Marian Cannon Nelson
1926–2018
Joseph Fielding Nelson
1930–2015
Judith Cannon Nelson
1932–2022

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1923Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 2
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 19
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Canon
    Cannan
    McCann
    Canning
    Channon

    Story Highlight

    Tribute to Mother Nora by her daughter Judith

    Memories of Mother - January 27, 2017 by Judith Cannon Nelson Jardine I love the painting of you (*in the gallery as the painting by her husband) that your sweetheart, Joseph Smith Nelson painted of …

    Sources (43)

    • Nora Cannon Nelson in household of Joseph Smith Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Nora Morris Cannon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Nora Morris Cannon Nelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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