George Q. Cannon’s father, George Cannon, was born in Peel, Isle of Man.
George Q. Cannon’s mother, Ann Quayle (or Quale), was christened in Kirk German, Isle of Man.
George Cannon and Ann Quayle married in Liverpool, England.
George Quayle Cannon was born in Liverpool.
First missionaries to England
The first missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to England arrived in Liverpool.
Cannon’s father was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Liverpool.
Cannon was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Liverpool.
Sails for United States
Cannon sailed for the United States aboard the ship Sidney.
Cannon’s mother died on the Sydney on the Atlantic Ocean.
Arrives in Nauvoo
Cannon arrived in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Cannon’s father died in St. Louis.
Ordained in priesthood
Cannon was ordained to the offices of elder and seventy in the Melchizedek Priesthood.
Exodus from Nauvoo
Cannon joined the Latter-day Saint exodus west from Nauvoo.
Arrives in Salt Lake Valley
Cannon arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
California gold fields
Cannon worked in the California gold fields.
Mission to Hawaii
Cannon departed from San Francisco on a mission to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii).
Hawaiian Book of Mormon translation begins
Cannon began translating the Book of Mormon into Hawaiian.
Released from mission
Cannon was released from his mission to the Sandwich Islands and returned to Salt Lake City.
Publishes Hawaiian Book of Mormon
Cannon published the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian.
Begins Western Standard
Cannon served as founding editor of the Western Standard, San Francisco, California.
European Missions president
Cannon served as president of the European Missions, headquartered in Liverpool.
Ordained an apostle
Cannon was ordained an apostle by church president Brigham Young.
Meets Abraham Lincoln
Cannon had an interview with President Abraham Lincoln in Washington DC, the first of many interviews Cannon would have with sitting U.S. presidents.
Begins Juvenile Instructor
Cannon edited the first number of the Juvenile Instructor, the first magazine for Latter-day Saint children and youth.
Editor of Deseret News
Cannon served as editor of the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cannon founded George Q. Cannon & Sons, a Salt Lake City bookseller (it later became Deseret Book Company).
Delegate to Congress
Cannon served as Utah territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress.
Superintendent of Sunday School
Cannon was appointed superintendent of the Deseret Sunday School Union.
Counselor to Brigham Young
Cannon was sustained as a counselor to Brigham Young.
Death of Brigham Young
Brigham Young died; Cannon was immediately released as a counselor in the First Presidency.
Counselor to John Taylor
Cannon was sustained as first counselor to church president John Taylor.
Edmunds Act becomes law
The federal Edmunds Act was signed into law, making plural marriage and bigamous (or unlawful) cohabitation criminal offenses subject to fines and jail sentences.
Goes into hiding
With President John Taylor, Cannon went into hiding on the Mormon underground.
Cannon was arrested in Nevada on charges of unlawful cohabitation.
Disincorporation of church
The federal Edmunds-Tucker Act disincorporated the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Death of John Taylor
John Taylor died; Cannon was immediately released as first counselor in the First Presidency.
Cannon entered the Utah territorial penitentiary on a conviction of unlawful cohabitation; he remained incarcerated for five months.
Counselor to Wilford Woodruff
Cannon was sustained as first counselor to church president Wilford Woodruff.
In the tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Cannon defended the manifesto ending plural marriage.
Utah becomes state
Utah was admitted to the Union as a state, ending half a century of petitions.
Death of Wilford Woodruff
Wilford Woodruff died; Cannon was immediately released as first counselor in the First Presidency.
Counselor to Lorenzo Snow
Cannon was sustained as first counselor to church president Lorenzo Snow.
Cannon signed his last will and testament in Monterey, California.
Cannon died at Monterey, California.
Cannon was buried in Salt Lake City.