Ralph Taylor Cannon

22 April 1915–23 January 2015 (Age 99)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Taylor

When Ralph Taylor Cannon was born on 22 April 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Tracy Young Croxall Cannon, was 35 and his mother, Lettie Taylor, was 25. He married Ruth Brain on 5 January 1939, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 23 January 2015, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Taylor Cannon
1915–2015
Ruth Brain
1914–2003
Marriage: 5 January 1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1939Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +17 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1941
    Age 26
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Canon
    Cannan
    McCann
    Canning
    Channon

    Story Highlight

    My Memories with My Grandparents, Ralph Taylor Cannon and Ruth Brain Cannon

    The greatest thing about Grandpa, and the thing that comes most readily to mind, is that Grandpa is such a happy person. In my entire life I have never seen him upset. Not angry, not frustrated, and …

    Sources (27)

    • Ralph Taylor Cannon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Ralph Taylor Cannon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ralph Taylor Cannon, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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