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Ann Mousley Cannon

29 September 1869–9 November 1948

Born 29 Sept. 1869 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Angus Munn Cannon and Sarah Maria Mousley.[2] Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 29 Sept. 1877.[3] Attended the University of Deseret, 1881–1886.[4] Held various positions on the general board of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (YLMIA), 1891–1937.[5] Held various positions on the board of the University of Utah Alumni Association, 1893–1905.[6] Salt Lake County deputy recorder, 1897–1902.[7] Attended the National Council of Women meeting in Washington DC with EBW, Feb. 1899.[8] Represented the YLMIA general board as a delegate, along with EBW, to the National Council of Women, 1899, 1902.[9] Editor of the Young Women’s Journal, 1902–1907.[10] Member of the Utah State Press Association, 1908–1912.[11] Chaired the committee that established the Bee Hive program in the YLMIA, 1913–1926.[12] Organizer and board member of the Utah Art Barn, 1940.[13] Helped to organize the University of Utah Emeritus Club, 1943.[14] Died 9 Nov. 1948 in Denver; buried in Salt Lake City.[15]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1884–1957,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple, vol. A, 21 May 1884–10 May 1899, p. 267, line no. 9599, Ann Mousley Cannon, 1 Oct. 1890, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Jan. 2018), Ann Mousley Cannon (KWJC-JPW). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1884–1957,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple, vol. A, 21 May 1884–10 May 1899, p. 267, line no. 9599, Ann Mousley Cannon, 1 Oct. 1890, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from November 1869 to June 1910 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 174.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1884–1957,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple, vol. A, 21 May 1884–10 May 1899, p. 267, line no. 9599, Ann Mousley Cannon, 1 Oct. 1890, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Jan. 2018), Ann Mousley Cannon (KWJC-JPW). 

[4] Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from November 1869 to June 1910 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 175. Annual of the University of Deseret, 1886–87 (Salt Lake City: University of Deseret, 1886), 41.

[5] Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, eds., At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2017), 94–96. Marba C. Josephson, History of the YWMIA (Salt Lake City: YWMIA, 1955), 44–45, 53.

[6] 1907 Utonian (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1906), 103. “President R. W. Young Appoints Committee,” Salt Lake Telegram, 6 May 1905, 3. “Banquet and Reunion of Alumni of U. of U.,” Salt Lake Tribune, 4 June 1905, 3.

[7] “Miss Cannon Remembered,” Deseret Evening News, 23 June 1902, 4.

[8] EBW, Diary, 12 Feb. 1899. Carol Cornwall Madsen, An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870–1920 (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 349–375, 409–410.

[9] Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, eds., At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2017), 94, 390n7. EBW, Diary, 12 Feb. 1902. “Utahns at Woman’s Convention,” Salt Lake Telegram, 20 Feb. 1902, 6.

[10] Ann M. Cannon, “Recollections,” Young Women’s Journal, Oct. 1914, 621–623, 637.

[11] J. M. Cornwell, UPA . . . A Century Later (Salt Lake City: Utah Press Association, 1996), 185. “Annual Press Meeting,” Mercury (UT) Mining, 5 Feb. 1908, 5.

[12] Madelyn Stewart Silver, “A Story of Vision and Accomplishment: Ann Mousley Cannon,” Improvement Era, Feb. 1950, 107, 134–135. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 4:256. “Ann M. Cannon Funeral Set for Saturday,” Deseret News, 10 Nov. 1948, B-4. Marba C. Josephson, History of the YWMIA (Salt Lake City: YWMIA, 1955), 12.

[13] “Art Barn Has Election of Officers,” Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 1940, 14. Madelyn Stewart Silver, “A Story of Vision and Accomplishment: Ann Mousley Cannon,” Improvement Era, Feb. 1950, 135.

[14] “Emeritus Club of U of U Slates Meeting,” Salt Lake Telegram, 2 June 1943, 8. Madelyn Stewart Silver, “A Story of Vision and Accomplishment: Ann Mousley Cannon,” Improvement Era, Feb. 1950, 35. “Grads for 50 Years or More Gather Monday at U of U,” Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 1945, 17.

[15] “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed 30 Oct. 2017), Ann M. Cannon. “Ann M. Cannon Funeral Set for Saturday,” Deseret News, 10 Nov. 1948, B-4. “Ann Mousley Cannon,” Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Find a Grave, memorial no. 13391358 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 30 Oct. 2017).