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Clawson Y. Cannon correspondence, 1948-1976

 Series — Carton: 3
Identifier: MSS 7793 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence from family, friends, and acquaintances sent to and received by either Clawson Y. Cannon or his wife Winnifred; all date between the years 1948 and 1976. Most of the correspondence is from Cannon's family, especially his children. Events that generated the correspondence include the following: Christmas well-wishes, Cannon and his wife's 60th wedding anniversary, his wife's passing away in 1974, and her sickness before her passing. The notes include views on current events, private confessions and opinions, and reminiscenses of past events. There are some financial records that are mostly tithing- and donation-related.

Dates

  • 1948-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Clawson Y. Cannon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Winnifred Morrell Cannon (1888-1974) was a Mormon wife and mother from Logan, Utah.

She was born February 7, 1888 in Logan, Cache County, Utah. She married Clawson Y. Cannon on September 11, 1913 in the Logan Utah Temple. She died after a short battle with illness on March 12, 1974.

Mrs. Cannon was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving frequently as an organist and as both a youth organization and Relief Society Ward president and as Relief Society president of the Iowa District for many years. She served as president of the Brigham Young University Women in 1929-30, and was a member of the Nelke Reading Club and Thursday Club.

She resided in Provo for eighteen years while her husband was a faculty member of Brigham Young University. In 1965, Mrs. Cannon with her husband were awarded the Joseph F. Smith Family Living Award by Brigham Young University.

Biographical History

Clawson Y. Cannon (1885-1977) was a high school teacher, college professor, and government worker who specialized in animal husbandry (especially dairy husbandry) and agriculture.

Clawson Y. Cannon was the son of George Q. and Caroline Young Cannon. He was born on October 27, 1885 in Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah and died on November 3, 1977 in Provo, Utah County, Utah. Cannon was buried on November 7, 1977 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. On September 11, 1913, Cannon married Winnifred Morrell in Logan, Utah. She died on March 12, 1974. They had four children: Rowland Morrell Cannon, Robert Young Cannon, Winnifred Cannon, and Clawson Young Cannon, Jr.

During his career, Cannon taught at Iowa State University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and an high school in Boise, ID. He earned his master's and doctor's degree from Iowa State; he was the first to earn a Ph.D. in Dairy Husbandry from that school. He spent 4 1/2 years in Beirut, Lebanon, working for the U.S. Office of Foreign Agriculture Relations, where he helped develop the dairy program of that country. After returning to the United States, he taught at Brigham Young University until his retirement in 1971.

Cannon was a member of several prestigious honor societies and national dairy science associations. He received several service and teaching awards for his work at BYU. He was recognized as a "Pioneer in the Dairy Industry" by the Journal of Dairy Science in 1955, and authored more than sixty publications.

Extent

1 carton

Language

English