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Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1865 - 1917

Biography

John M. Cannon (1865-1917) was a lawyer in Utah.

John Mousley Cannon was born on September 24, 1865 in St. George, Utah to parents Angus Munn Cannon and Sarah Maria Mousley. He studied higher mathematics and history for two years at the University of Utah, then transferred, when he was 23, to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law in 1890. John married Zina Bennion on July 18, 1893, and they had 11 children. He moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he practiced law throughout the rest of his life. He married Margaret Peart Cardall on July 18, 1900. He adopted her three children from her previous marriage and they had three children together. He also married Harriet Seymour Neff on November 3, 1900. They had two children together and adopted two more. John died on June 16, 1917, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation:
Familysearch, Via WWW, January 3, 2023 (John Mousley Cannon; b. Sept. 24, 1865 in St. George, Utah; d. Jun. 16, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents Angus Munn Cannon and Sarah Maria Mousley; studied higher mathematics and history for two years at the University of Utah; transferred to University of Michigan at Ann Arbor when he was 23; graduated with a Bachelor of Law in 1890; married Zina Bennion on July 18, 1893; had 11 children with Zina; moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he practiced law throughout the rest of his life; married Margaret Peart Cardall on July 18, 1900 and adopted her three children from her previous marriage and they had three children together; married Harriet Seymour Neff on November 3, 1900 and had two children together and adopted two more).

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 199
Scope and Contents

Collection includes three handwritten diaries dated 1885 to 1886 two letters from 1891. In his diaries, Cannon writes about his imprisonment at the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy and his subseqent experiences as a stake president for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. His letters are addressed to his sons George and John, and to Levi Colvin of Payson, Utah. Photocopies and typescripts of the diaries are also included.

Dates: 1885-1891

Angus M. Cannon letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324656]
Identifier: MSS SC 2536
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typewritten letters with three receipts. Each item is signed by Angus Cannon. The letters are addressed to John M. Cannon. Angus writes largely about business and personal metters.

Dates: 1899-1910

Angus M. Cannon letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322411]
Identifier: MSS SC 2342
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters dated 1888 and 1894. One of the letters is addressed to John M. Cannon. Angus refers a woman to John saying she desired a divorce. In the other item Angus thanks a friend for his kind words and support in the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1888-1894

Frank J. Cannon letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320571]
Identifier: MSS SC 2199
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to John M. Cannon. The item deals with mines and money matters in Utah.

Dates: approximately 1910

Frank J. Cannon letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320803]
Identifier: MSS SC 2248
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter written in Washington D.C., addressed to John M. Cannon (1856-1917), and dated 27 Dec. 1901. Frank expresses gratitude for John's efforts. Frank states that an unspecified "deal" is likely to achieve success because "the principal parties have agreed to take the matter up immediately after the re-convening of Congress."

Dates: 1901 December 27

Frank J. Cannon letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230316629]
Identifier: MSS SC 2042
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter written to John M. Cannon in Washington, D.C. Frank is asking John to talk to the president of the Mormon Church, Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918), concerning $15,000 in coupons which Frank gave to Smith after a conference.

Dates: 1901

Frank J. Cannon letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324649]
Identifier: MSS SC 2535
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letters. Three of the items are addressed to Frank's cousin, John M. Cannon, and one is addressed to D. B. Richards. Frank Cannon writes of business activities and transactions.

Dates: 1898-1913

John M. Cannon family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 220
Scope and Contents

Includes seven photographs of the Cannon family collected by John M. Cannon. Also includes one nitrate negative with a corresponding print. Dated approximately 1890-1939.

Dates: approximately 1890-1939

John M. Cannon letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322148]
Identifier: MSS SC 2364
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 14 April 1910. The item was written in Utah on "BLue Creek Land & Live Stock Co." stationary by a someone who signes his name as J. Smith. Smith informs Cannon that he has just returned from the ranch and has just sold his stock in the "Company."

Dates: 1910 April 14

John M. Cannon letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324771]
Identifier: MSS SC 2543
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typed letters received by John M. Cannon. The items are from various business associates and family members. Two of the letters are from "Aunt Johanna." The aunt writes about funeral expenses for her parents and about some past misunderstandings relating to finances.

Dates: 1902-1913

Additional filters:

Subject
Letters 20
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 5
Businessmen -- Utah -- Correspondence 4
Businessmen -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Correspondence 4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4
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Correspondence 4
Economics and Banking 4
Material Types 4
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History 4
Home and Family 3
Social Life and Customs 3
Agriculture and Natural Resources 2
Church Government 2
Expeditions and Adventure 2
Immigration and American Expansion 2
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Correspondence 2
Raymond (Alta.) -- History -- Sources 2
Receipts (Acknowledgments) 2
Receipts (Financial records) 2
Religion 2
Brigham City (Utah) -- History 1
Businessmen -- Mexico -- Juárez (Chihuahua) -- Correspondence 1
Businessmen -- Montana -- Anaconda -- Correspondence 1
Businessmen -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
Cattle drives -- History 1
Collodion prints 1
Cooperative societies -- Utah -- History -- Cedar City -- Sources 1
Copy prints 1
Credit bureaus -- Utah -- Correspondence 1
Denver (Colo.) -- History 1
Diaries 1
Divorce -- Utah -- History 1
Farmers -- Alberta -- Raymond -- Correspondence 1
Gelatin silver prints 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
Latter Day Saint families--Photographs -- Photographs 1
Latter Day Saints -- Alberta -- History 1
Latter Day Saints -- Alberta -- Raymond -- Correspondence 1
Latter Day Saints -- Alberta -- Raymond -- History -- Sources 1
Latter Day Saints -- Mexico -- Juárez (Chihuahua) -- Correspondence 1
Latter Day Saints -- Nevada -- Ruby Valley -- History -- Sources 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Correspondence 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
Lawyers -- Utah -- History 1
Manti (Utah) -- History 1
Mines and Mineral Resources 1
Mines and mineral resources -- Utah -- History 1
Nitrate negatives 1
Payson (Utah) -- History 1
Photocopies 1
Photographs 1
Political Campaigns 1
Politicians -- Utah -- Correspondence 1
Politicians -- Utah -- History 1
Politics, Government, and Law 1
Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History 1
Polygamy -- Utah -- History 1
Prisons -- Utah -- History 1
Provo (Utah) -- History 1
Ranching 1
Retail trade 1
Ruby Valley (Nev.) -- History -- Sources 1
Sandy (Utah) -- History -- Sources 1
Vernal (Utah) -- History 1
West Jordan (Utah) -- History 1
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