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John Quayle Cannon

19 April 1857–14 January 1931

Born 19 Apr. 1857 at San Francisco.[1] Son of George Quayle Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland.[2] Married first Elizabeth Ann Wells, EBW’s daughter, 17 Mar. 1880, at Salt Lake City.[3] Worked on the editorial staff of the Deseret News, 1880.[4] Served a mission to the British Isles, 1881–1884.[5] Appointed president of the North German conference, May 1882.[6] Served as president of the Swiss and German mission, July 1883–June 1884.[7] Served as second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, 1884–1886.[8] Excommunicated, 8 Sept. 1886.[9] Divorced, 9 Sept. 1886.[10] Married second Louisa Martha Wells, EBW’s youngest daughter, 10 Sept. 1886.[11] Wife died, 16 May 1887, at San Francisco.[12] Remarried Elizabeth Ann Wells Cannon, 13 May 1888.[13] Editor of the Deseret News, 1892–1898, 1919–1922, 1928–1931.[14] Commanded Utah’s Troop of Torrey’s Rough Riders (also known as Company I of the Second U.S. Volunteer Cavalry), May–Oct. 1898.[15] Died 14 Jan. 1931 at Salt Lake City.[16]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, John Quayle Cannon, microfilm 183407 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Jan. 2018), John Quayle Cannon (KWCW-7GG). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, John Quayle Cannon, microfilm 183407 (restricted access), FHL. Missionary Department, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. 2, p. 60, CHL.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, p. 55, John Quayle Cannon, microfilm 183407 (restricted access), FHL. “Wedded,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 18 Mar. 1880, 3.

[4] 1880 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, ED 44, p. 23, John Q. Cannon. “Wedded,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 18 Mar. 1880, 3.

[5] Missionary Department, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. 2, p. 60, CHL.

[6] “Mission Affairs,” Der Stern (German Liahona), June 1882, 96. Switzerland Zurich Mission, Switzerland Zurich Mission Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1850–1977, vol. 5, part 2, 1875–1883, CHL.

[7] “Releases and Appointments,” Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star, 9 July 1883, 45:439. “Arrivals, Changes and Appointments,” Der Stern (German Liahona), 15 Nov. 1883, 346. Missionary Department, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. 2, p. 60, CHL. Switzerland Zurich Mission, Switzerland Zurich Mission Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1850–1977, vol. 5, part 2, 1875–1883, CHL.

[8]  “Fifty-Fourth Semi-Annual Conference,” Deseret News, 8 Oct. 1884, 5.

[9] “President Angus M. Cannon,” Deseret News, 8 Sept. 1886, 5. Carol Cornwall Madsen, A Mormon Woman in Victorian America (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1985), 81–82.

[10] “The John Q. Cannon Case,” Deseret News, 13 Oct. 1886, 4. Carol Cornwall Madsen, A Mormon Woman in Victorian America (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1985), 81–82.

[11] “The John Q. Cannon Case,” Deseret News, 13 Oct. 1886, 4. Carol Cornwall Madsen, A Mormon Woman in Victorian America (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1985), 81–82.

[12] “Louie Wells Cannon Dead,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 17 May 1887, 8.

[13] Salt Lake Co., UT, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, p. 400, microfilm 429053, FHL.

[14] “21 Editors, Publishers in Paper’s 147 Years,” Deseret News, 18 May 1997. Charles W. Penrose, “The Deseret News, The Pioneer Newspaper of the West,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 3, no. 3 (July 1912): 142.

[15] A. Prentiss, ed., The History of the Utah Volunteers in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippine Islands (Salt Lake City: W. F. Ford, 1900), 50–57.

[16] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 30 Nov. 2017); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 95/550 (1931), John Quayle Cannon.