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David Henry Cannon

1838– 1924

Younger brother of GQC; born in Liverpool, England, to George and Ann Cannon; lost his mother while sailing to U.S. with family in 1842; following death of his father in 1844, raised by sister Mary Alice and her husband, Charles Lambert, along with sister Leonora and brother Angus; reached Salt Lake Valley in October 1849, shortly after GQC left for California; began work as apprentice with the Deseret News in 1850; went to San Francisco in 1856 to assist GQC in publishing the Western Standard; served mission to England, 1859–61; helped establish southern Utah settlement of St. George in 1861; served as bishop, counselor in St. George Stake presidency, and St. George temple president, which position he held at the time of his death. (See Evans and Cannon, Cannon Family Historical Treasury, 387; Cannon, George Cannon, The Immigrant, 180–88; Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men, 794; Bitton, George Q. Cannon, 537; “Famous Utah Pioneer Dies in St. George Home,” Deseret Evening News, Dec. 24, 1924; GQC journal, frequent references, July 1851–May 1854.)