George Washington Cannon

12 April 1871–22 January 1936 (Age 64)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Cannon was born on 12 April 1871, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Jackson Cannon, was 58 and his mother, Elizabeth Colyer, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Mary Edna Andes. He lived in Thomas Township, Johnston, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Spring Creek, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 22 January 1936, in Britton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Olive Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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George Washington Cannon
Mary Edna Andes
Myrtle Lou Cannon
Stella Loretha Cannon
Mattie Izellie Cannon
John Alvie Cannon
Lucy May Cannon
George Franklin Cannon
Nola Samantha Cannon
Dailey Herbert Cannon

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 7

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • George Cannon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Cannon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W Cannan, "United States Census, 1920"

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