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Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942



  • 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.


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)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Annie Wells Cannon and family papers, 1929-1963

Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains a letter to Annie Wells Cannon, writings by Annie and Maragaret Cannon Clayton, and Annie's family pedigree. Dated 1929-1963
Dates: 1929-1963

Annie Wells Cannon and family photographs, 1881-1940

Identifier: MSS 2344 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains, photographs, including portraits, of Annie Wells Cannon and family members Dated 1881 to 1940.
Dates: 1881-1940

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...
Dates: 1891-2003

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.
Dates: 1877-1942

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

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

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

Identifier: MSS 2344
Scope and Contents Contains photographs from the collection of Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Cannon Wells. Photographs are of family members, some unidentified. Also contains scrapbooks of photographs and clippings, and loose ephemera from scrapbooks. Date dapproximately 1877 to 1963.
Dates: approximately 1877-1963

Loose scrapbook material, 1880-1941

Identifier: MSS 2344 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains loose scrapbook material, such as clippings, photographs, postcards, and other ephemera. Dated 1880 to 1941.
Dates: 1880-1941

Miscellaneous items, 1897-1930

Identifier: MSS 2344 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbook tited "The Ideal Scrapbook," with clippings, photographs, and other ephemera. Dated approximately 1897 to 1930.
Dates: 1897-1930

Miscellaneous papers, 1934-1949

Identifier: MSS 2344 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains biographies of various family members, poetry, a geography coursebook, and a medal. Dated 1934 to 1949.
Dates: 1934-1949

Unidentified photographs

Identifier: MSS 2344 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of unidentified individuals, undated.
Dates: approximately 1877-1963