Ira Bennion Cannon

11 February 1889–1 April 1959 (Age 70)
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Bennion

When Ira Bennion Cannon was born on 11 February 1889, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Angus Munn Cannon, was 54 and his mother, Maria Bennion, was 31. He married Mary Salmon on 24 June 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Emmons, Duchesne, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States for about 5 years. He died on 1 April 1959, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Bennion Cannon
Mary Salmon
Marriage: 24 June 1914
Marva Cannon
Bennion Rhead Cannon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1914Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 7
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 19
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Biography of early life of Ira Bennion Cannon written by his wife, Mary Salmon Cannon

    “Ira Bennion Cannon “Was born in Taylorsville, Utah Feb. 11, 1889. “He was the son of Angus Munn Cannon and Maria Bennion. The first two or three years of his life was spent in the home of his grand …

    Sources (49)

    • Ira Bennion Cannon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Ira Bennion in entry for Joel Parrish Paulson and Marva Cannon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ira B Cannon in entry for Bennion Rhead Cannon, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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