Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917
- Existence: 1865 - 1917
John M. Cannon (1865-1917) was a lawyer and ecclesiastical leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
John Mousley Cannon was born on September 24, 1865 in St. George, Washington County Utah to parents Angus Munn Cannon and Sarah Maria Mousley. When he was 14 years old he went to the public schools in Salt lake City. After he graduated he was able to farm and carpentry until the age of 20. He then went on to study education with his sister. At the University of Utah he got his bachelor's degree in higher math and history. After that when he was at the age of 23 he went to Michigan and attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he studied Law and graduated in 1890. He married his wife Zina Bennion on July 18, 1893 and had 5 children with his wife. He moved back to Salt Lake city and served many missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and practiced law until he retired. He spent the rest of his life in Utah and died on June 16 1917 in Salt Lake City Utah.
Citation:Familysearch, Via WWW, January 3, 2023 (John Mousley Cannon; b. Sept. 24, 1865; d. Jun. 16, 1917; Education at the University of Utah; University of Michigan; 5 children; wife Zina Bennion; worked in farming and carpentry )
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Handwritten and signed letters and receipts. All of the items are from merchantile instutions in various towns and cities in Utah and are addressed to John M. Cannon. The items relate to various financial matters and transactions.
- 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
- 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 + ∧ less