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Franklin Jenne Cannon

25 January 1859–25 July 1933

Born 25 Jan. 1859 in Salt Lake City.[1] Son of George Quayle Cannon and Sarah Jane Jenne.[2] Half brother of EBW’s son-in-law John Q. Cannon.[3] Married Martha Anderson Brown in Salt Lake City, 4 Apr. 1878.[4] Graduated from the University of Deseret, 1878.[5] Reporter for the Deseret News, Ogden Junction, and San Francisco Chronicle.[6] Served as deputy county clerk and recorder in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory.[7] Editor of the Ogden Herald, 1887.[8] Founded the Ogden Standard, Jan. 1888.[9] Served as Utah territorial delegate to U.S. Congress.[10] Represented Utah in U.S. Senate, 1896–1899.[11] Married May Anderson Brown, sister of his deceased wife.[12] Served as president of the Bimetallic Association and chairman of the International Silver Commission.[13] Died 25 July 1933 in Denver; buried in Ogden.[14]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, Franklin Jenne Cannon, 7 July 1873, microfilm 183407, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Dec. 2017), Franklin Jenne Cannon (K2WH-FVY).  

[2] Salt Lake City Seventeenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, 1907–1922, Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, CHL. “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, Franklin Jenne Cannon, 7 July 1873, microfilm 183407, FHL.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 504–505. Davis Bitton, George Q. Cannon: A Biography (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999), 463.

[4] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. K, p. 457, Franklin Jenne Cannon and Martha Anderson Brown, 4 Apr. 1878, microfilm 183401, FHL.

[5]“Final Honors Will Today Be Paid to Frank Cannon,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 30 July 1933, 5.

[6]“Final Honors Will Today Be Paid to Frank Cannon,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 30 July 1933, 5.  

[7] Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1961: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1775, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States from the First to the Eighty-Sixth Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1961, Inclusive. Washington DC: United States Government Print Office 1961.

[8] “Standard Examiner Through the Years,” Ogden (UT) Standard Examiner, 3 July 2014 (http://www.standard.net/libercus/default/The-News-Starts-Here/2014/07/03/Standard-Examiner-Through-the-Years, accessed 28 Nov. 2017). “Final Honors Will Today Be Paid to Frank Cannon,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 30 July 1933, 5.

[9] “About the Ogden Standard-Examiner,” Chronicling America (https://chronolcingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058393, accessed 8 Jan. 2018). “Final Honors Will Today Be Paid to Frank Cannon,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 30 July 1933, 5.  

[10] “Final Honors Will Today Be Paid to Frank Cannon,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 30 July 1933, 5.

[11] “Frank Cannon, Former Utah Senator, Dead at Age of 73,” Ogden (UT) Standard Examiner, 26 July 1933, [1].

[12]“Frank Cannon, Former Utah Senator, Dead at Age of 73,” Ogden (UT) Standard Examiner, 26 July 1933, [1].

[13] “An inventory of the papers of Frank Jenne Cannon,” Library of the State Historical Society of Colorado, forward (http://legacy.historycolorado.org/, accessed 21 Dec. 2017).

[14] “Frank Cannon, Former Utah Senator, Dead at Age of 73,” Ogden (UT) Standard Examiner, 26 July 1933, [1]. “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed 9 Jan. 2018), Frank J Cannon.