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Abraham Hoagland Cannon

12 March 1859–19 July 1896

Born 12 Mar. 1859 at Salt Lake City.[1] Son of George Quayle Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland.[2]  Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by George Q. Cannon, 12 Mar. 1867.[3] Attended Deseret University; also studied carpentry and architecture.[4] Married Sarah Ann Jenkins, 16 Oct. 1878, in Salt Lake City.[5] Served in the British mission, 1879–1882.[6] Participated in plural marriage.[7] Business manager and later vice president of George Q. Cannon and Sons, which published the Juvenile Instructor and The History of the Church, 1882–1896.[8] Ordained as one of the presidents of the Seventy by Wilford Woodruff, 9 Oct. 1882.[9] Member of the publishing committee of the Deseret Sunday School Union, 1882.[10] Fined and sentenced to six months in prison for violating cohabitation laws, 17 Mar. 1886.[11] Dedicated the grave of Louisa Wells Cannon, 21 May 1887.[12] Ordained as an apostle by Joseph F. Smith, 7 Oct. 1889.[13] Spoke at the Relief Society Jubilee, 17 Mar. 1892.[14] Participated in the capstone celebration of the Salt Lake temple, 6 Apr. 1892.[15] Appointed as director of State Bank and chair of the Auditing Committee, 13 July 1892.[16] Business manager for Deseret News and the Contributor, 1892–1896.[17] Attended a reception honoring B. B. Nagarker, an author and Hindu reformer from India who attended the 1893 World Parliament of Religion, 29 Mar. 1894.[18] Elected as director of Utah Loan and Trust Company, Jan. 1895.[19] Elected as director of Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution, 15 Oct. 1895.[20] Vice president of Bullion-Beck and Champion Mining Company, beginning 6 Mar. 1896.[21] Incorporator and trustee of the Utah and California Railway, 17 Mar. 1896.[22] Died 19 July 1896 at Salt Lake City.[23]

 

[1] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fourteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1856–1940, Annual Genealogical Report, form E, 1904–1948, Abraham Hoagland Cannon, 12 Mar. 1859, bk. 7160, p. 34, microfilm 25595, FHL. Beatrice Cannon Evans and Janath Russell Cannon, eds., Cannon Family Historical Treasury (Salt Lake City: George Cannon Family Association, 1967), 122. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Aug. 2018), Abraham Hoagland Cannon (KWCK-27Q). 

[2] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fourteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1856–1940, Annual Genealogical Report, form E, 1904–1948, Abraham Hoagland Cannon, 12 Mar. 1859, bk. 7160, p. 34, microfilm 25595, FHL. Beatrice Cannon Evans and Janath Russell Cannon, eds., Cannon Family Historical Treasury (Salt Lake City: George Cannon Family Association, 1967), 122.

[3] Missionary Register, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 51, line 131, CHL. “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, line 14, Abraham Hoagland Cannon, microfilm 183398 (restricted access), FHL.

[4] Matthias F. Cowley, Prophets and Patriarchs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Cowley’s Talks on Doctrine (Chattanooga, TN: Ben E. Rich, 1902), 286.

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. L, 1851–1889, p. 21, Abraham Hoagland Cannon and Sarah Ann Jenkins, 16 Oct. 1878, microfilm 183402 (restricted access), FHL. “L.D.S. Leader’s Widow Passes,” Salt Lake Telegram, 12 July 1947, 8. 

[6] “Abraham Hoagland Cannon,” Go Ye into All the World (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/chd/individual/abraham-hoagland-cannon-1859?lang=eng&timelineTabs=allTabs, accessed 15 Sept. 2020).

[7] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 June 2018), Abraham Hoagland Cannon (KWCK-27Q).  

[8] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 1:167–168.

[9] Abraham H. Cannon, Diary, vol. 3, 1882–1883, pp. 158–160, MSS 62, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Dennis B. Horne, ed., An Apostle’s Record: The Journals of Abraham H. Cannon (Clearfield, UT: Gnolaum Books, 2004), 61–62.

[10] Abraham H. Cannon, Diary, vol. 3, 1882–1883, pp. 189–190, MSS 62, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.

[11] “A. H. Cannon, His Manly and Conscientious Position before the Court,” Ogden Daily Herald (Ogden, Utah Territory), 18 Mar. 1856, 4.

[12] “In Memoriam: A Tribute of Love,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 June 1887, 4.

[13] Dennis B. Horne, ed., An Apostle’s Record: The Journals of Abraham H. Cannon (Clearfield, UT: Gnolaum Books, 2004), 99–100. EBW, Diary, 6 Oct. 1889. Edward Leo Lyman, ed., Candid Insights of Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889–1895 (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010), 4.

[14] “The Relief Society Jubilee,” Deseret News Weekly (Salt Lake City), 26 Mar. 1892, 1. EBW, Diary, 21 May 1887; 17 Mar. 1892.

[15] “Capstone of the Temple Laid,” Standard (Ogden, Utah Territory), 6 Apr. 1892, 9.

[16] Edward Leo Lyman, ed., Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889–1895 (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010), 343.

[17] Wendell J. Ashton, Voice in the West: Biography of a Pioneer Newspaper (New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1950), 207–208, 383n1.

[18] “Local and Other Matters,” Deseret Weekly (Salt Lake City), 7 Apr. 1894, 15. EBW, Diary, 29 Mar. 1894. Sunrit Mullick, The First Hindu Mission to America: The Pioneering Visits of Protap Chunder Mozoomdar (New Delhi: Northern Book Centre, 2010), 81.

[19] Edward Leo Lyman, ed., Candid Insights of Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889–1895 (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010), 589.

[20] Edward Leo Lyman, ed., Candid Insights of Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889–1895 (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010), 747.

[21] “Utah: Juab County,” Engineering and Mining Journal, 14 Mar. 1896, 263.

[22] Utah Index 1749 and 4365, 17 Mar. 1896, UtahRails.net (http://utahrails.net/utah-rrs/utah-rrs-inc-7.php#index2265, accessed 11 July 2018). “To Develop the South,” Daily Enquirer (Provo, UT), 5 Mar. 1896, 1.

[23] “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1847–1949,” p. 33, line 1244, 1896, Abraham H. Cannon; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City. Beatrice Cannon Evans and Janath Russell Cannon, eds., Cannon Family Historical Treasury (Salt Lake City: George Cannon Family Association, 1967), 122.