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Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859-1942

Biographical History

Annie Wells Cannon (1859-1942) was a prominent Mormon woman and active in local government in Utah.

Elizabeth Anne ("Annie") Wells was born to Emmeline B. and Daniel H. Wells in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 7, 1895 and attended the University of Deseret. She married John Quayle Cannon on March 17, 1880, and together they had twelve children.

During her life Annie was the first president of the War Mothers of Utah, served as president of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and was actively involved in the Red Cross. From 1919 to the end of her life she was on the Relief Society General Board. She was a member of the Utah State Legislature in 1913-1915 and 1921. In 1921 she was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to be the chairman for Utah's European Relief Drive. She died on September 2, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

Journals, 1877-1942 t.p.(Annie Wells Cannon, b. 1859 d. 1942)

Our legacy: Relief Society centennial anthology of verse by Latter-day Saint women, 1835-1942, 1941: t.p. (Annie Wells Cannon)

UPB files, July 15, 2002 (Annie Wells Cannon; b. 7 September 1859, Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward Wells; married John Q Cannon and had twelve children; activist for women's suffrage; member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921; d. 2 September 1942)

UPB files, Jan. 26, 2017 (Annie Wells Cannon; m. Mar. 17, 1880; president of War Mothers of Utah 1918; appointed to Relief Society General Board 1919; chairman of Utah's European Relief Drive in early 1921; Red Cross work; attended University of Deseret; talk from her funeral describes service in Utah House of Representatives)

FamilySearch, Jan. 26, 2017 (Elizabeth Anne ("Annie") Wells; b. Dec. 7, 1895; d. September 2, 1942; parents Emmeline B. Wells and Daniel H. Wells; spouse John Quayle Cannon) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQHS-DMX

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Annie Wells Cannon and family papers, 1929-1963

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Papers are from the lives of Emmaline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. They include short biographies, a pedigree chart, and a medal of service. Materials dated 1877 to 1963.

Cannon and Willis families papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2216
Overview Boxes 1 and 2 being mostly manuscript material and booklets (as well as a few photographs), and boxes 3-5 being diaries and a folder of photocopies from a scrapbook and an autobiography. Most the manuscript material is typescript in form, coming from various persons. Boxes 3, 4, and the first folder of 5 contain all 33 of Lucy Grant Cannon's diaries. Some of her diaries overlap, meaning she apparently kept, sometimes, two or even three diaries at the same time. Her last six diaries, black in...

Annie Wells Cannon journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2307
Abstract The collection contains the journals and typescript of the journals of Annie Wells Cannon from 30 June 1877 - 1 September 1942, papers, other miscellaneous materials.

Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers, approximately 1877-1963

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1
Scope and Contents Papers are from the lives of Emmaline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. They include short biographies, a pedigree chart, and a medal of service. Materials dated 1877 to 1963.

Miscellaneous papers, 1934-1949

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Papers are from the lives of Emmaline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. They include short biographies, a pedigree chart, and a medal of service. Materials dated 1877 to 1963.

Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2344
Scope and Contents Collection contains papers and photographs from the lives of both Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon. The papers mostly consist of short biographies, though a pedigree chart and a medal of service are also of note. Most of the photographs are connected to Cannon, with several coming from a large scrapbook. Dated 1877-1963.