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Sarah Jane Jenne

11 September 1839–13 May 1928

Born 11 Sept. 1839 in Camden, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia.[1] Daughter of Benjamin Jenne and Sarah Snyder.[2] Moved with family to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1843.[3] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Willard Richards pioneer company; arrived, 10 Oct. 1848.[4] Married George Quayle Cannon, 11 Apr. 1858, in Salt Lake City; seven children.[5] Served on the finance committee of Deseret Hospital, 1882.[6] Third counselor to general Relief Society president Zina D. H. Young, 1889–1901.[7] Served as the first president of the Cannon Ward Relief Society, 1896.[8] Served on the general board of the Relief Society, 1898–1921.[9] Died 13 May 1928 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California; buried in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. B, p. 112, Sarah Jane Jenne, 19 Feb. 1857, microfilm 1149524 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Farmer’s Precinct, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 65, p. 21, Sarah J. J. Cannon. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 11 Dec. 2017), Sarah Jane Jenne Cannon (KWNK-F63).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. B, p. 112, Sarah Jane Jenne, 19 Feb. 1857, microfilm 1149524 (restricted access), FHL. “Sealings of Children to Parents, 1884–1943,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, vol. A, 1884–1891, 5 Nov. 1884, p. 91, microfilm 178087 (restricted access), FHL. U.S. Sons of the American Revolution, Membership Applications, 1889–1970, Louisville, Kentucky-National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, vol. 147, SAR membership number 29291.

[3] Susan Easton Black, Harvey Black, and Brandon Plewe, Property Transactions in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois and Surrounding Communities, 1838–1859 (Wilmington, DE: World Vital Records, Inc., 2006), 3:2038–2039.

[4] “Sarah Jane Jenne,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel, accessed 4 Dec. 2017).

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. C, p. 312, George Quayle Cannon and Sarah Jane Jenne, 11 Apr. 1858, microfilm 1149514 (restricted access), FHL. Davis Bitton, George Q. Cannon: A Biography (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999), 90, 463–464. “Sarah J. Cannon Dead on Coast,” Salt Lake Telegram, 14 May 1928, 2.

[6] “The Deseret Hospital Dedication Services,” Deseret News, 26 July 1882, 430.

[7] History of Relief Society, 1842­–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 37.

[8] Cannon Ward, Cannon Stake, Cannon Ward Relief Society Minutes and Records, 18 Aug. 1896, pp. 4–5, CHL.

[9] History of Relief Society, 1842­–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 52. “Appointments for Stake Conferences,” Salt Lake Tribune, 13 June 1915.  

[10] California Department of Health and Welfare, California Death Index, 1905–1939, Vital Records, Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com, accessed 30 Jan. 2018), Sarah J Cannon, 13 May 1928. “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908–1949,” burial permit no. Y-811, Sarah Jennie Cannon (1928), Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, UT. “Sarah J. Cannon Dead on Coast,” Salt Lake Telegram, 14 May 1928, 2.