John Quayle Cannon

19 April 1857–14 January 1931 (Age 73)
San Francisco, California, United States

The Life Summary of John Quayle

When John Quayle Cannon was born on 19 April 1857, in San Francisco, California, United States, his father, George Quayle Cannon, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Hoagland, was 21. He married Elizabeth Ann Wells on 17 March 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Hotel, Cañas, Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica in 1931. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 14 January 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Quayle Cannon
Elizabeth Ann Wells
Marriage: 17 March 1880
George Q Cannon
Louise Blanche Cannon
Margaret Cannon
Daniel Hoagland Cannon
Eleanor Addy Cannon
Emeline Cannon
Cavendish Wells Cannon
Katharine Cannon
David Woodward Cannon
Abraham Hoagland Cannon
John Quayle Cannon
Theodore Lincoln Cannon

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    President Juan Rafael Mora is ousted from power. After a failed attempt at a counter-coup, he is executed.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 12
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    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.

    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 (62)

    • John Q Cannon in entry for Cannon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • John Q Cannon in household of David H Cannon, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John N. Cannon in entry for John Quayle Cannon and Anna Laura Stohl, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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