James Cordon Casson Cahoon

9 October 1847–30 September 1918 (Age 70)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of James Cordon Casson

When James Cordon Casson Cahoon was born on 9 October 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Farrington Cahoon, was 33 and his mother, Mary Wilson Dugdale, was 32. He married Ellen Spencer Wilson on 27 June 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada in 1911. His occupation is listed as city sexton for 6 years in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 30 September 1918, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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James Cordon Casson Cahoon
Martha Hannah Braithwaite
Marriage: 12 May 1881
Martha Amelia Cahoon
Lillian Casson Cahoon
William Farrington Casson Cahoon
Stephen Henry Cahoon
Leslie Casson Cahoon
Orah Casson Cahoon
Leonard Casson Cahoon
Della Casson Cahoon
Cordon Casson Cahoon

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  • Marriage
    12 May 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Down and Antrim): variant (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of Scottish Colquhoun .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    J. C. Cahoon, Manti Citizen

    CAHOON, J. C, carpenter and undertaker, son of William F. and Mary, was born in Pottawatamie county, Iowa, while the family were en route to Utah, October 9, 1847. The family 'reached Salt Lake City i …

    Sources (22)

    • James C. C. Cahoon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Cardan Shomaker in entry for Margrette Ellen Shomaker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Cordon Cahoon in household of Wm Cahoon, "United States Census, 1860"

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