Lawrence Sinclair Cannon

9 June 1897–30 April 1985 (Age 87)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lawrence Sinclair

When Lawrence Sinclair Cannon was born on 9 June 1897, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, John William Cannon, was 36 and his mother, Frances Ashby Chewning, was 32. He married Jennie Lucille Goodson on 16 October 1927, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 April 1985, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Lawrence Sinclair Cannon
Jennie Lucille Goodson
Marriage: 16 October 1927
Virginia Cannon
Lawrence Goodson Cannon

Spouse and Children

16 October 1927
Kay, Oklahoma, United States


    Virginia Cannon


    Lawrence Goodson Cannon


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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 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 2

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name.2 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lawerence Cannon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawrence S Connon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence S Cannon in household of John W Cannon, "United States Census, 1910"

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