Sylvester Quayle Cannon

10 June 1877–29 May 1943 (Age 65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvester Quayle

When Sylvester Quayle Cannon was born on 10 June 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Quayle Cannon, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Hoagland, was 41. He married Winnifred Irene Saville on 15 June 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1895 and lived in Utah, United States for about 15 years and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 29 May 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Quayle Cannon
Winnifred Irene Saville
Marriage: 15 June 1904
Julian Saville Cannon
Elinor Cannon
Winfield Quayle Cannon
Sylvia Cannon
Lawrence Saville Cannon
Lucile Cannon
Donald James Cannon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1904Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    Age 13
    Death by suicide of van Gogh.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 19
    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.

    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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    Sources (54)

    • Sylvester Q Cannon in entry for Sylvia Cannon, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Sylvester Quayle Cannon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Sylvester Q in entry for Winfield Quayle Cannon and Wanda Parkinson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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