David H. Cannon

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

DAVID HENRY CANNON

(early settler, sheriff, church leader)

BIOGRAPHY

David H. Cannon was born 4/23/1838 in Liverpool, England. He was called to the Cotton Mission at the LDS Church General Conference on 10/6/1961. He and Wilhelmina left Salt Lake on 11/3/1861 and arrived at the St. George campground on 12/3/1861. They moved onto their town lot in January of 1862. David served at least two terms as Sheriff. He was a Bishop and then High Counselor before becoming a Counselor in one of the early St. George Stake Presidencies. When the St. George Temple was completed, David H. Cannon was called to be an assistant to the first two Temple Presidents, Wilford Woodruff and John D. T. McAllister. Then he served as President of the St. George Temple from 8/28/1893 until his death. He was one of the founders of the Dixie Stake Academy in 1911. He died in St. George on 12/27/1924 and is buried in the St. George City Cemetery.


FAMILY

Parents and Siblings:
    George Cannon (the Immigrant)
    Ann Quayle Cannon
        George Quayle Cannon  =  George Q. Cannon
        Mary Alice Cannon
        ??? A Son
        Ann Cannon
        Angus Munn Cannon     =  Angus M. Cannon
        John Quayle Cannon     =  John Q. Cannon
        David Henry Cannon      =  David H. Cannon
        Leonora Cannon

Wives, Children, and Some Grandchildren:
    Wilhelmina L Mousley  (born 1840, married 2/15/1859, died 1918)
        David Henry Jr (10/15/1860-3/20/1944) (married Camellia Ensign Mason)
        Ann Mousley (8/8/1864-8/20/1865)
        George Quayle (7/7/1866-8/28/1884)
        Elizabeth Munn (6/12/1869-6/12/1869)
        Amanda Mousley (6/10/1870-11/10/1889)
        Angus Mousley (5/12/1872-8/5/1948; maybe 1873-1849) (married Rachel Cunningham)
        Wilhelmina Mousley (11/29/1875-3/23/1927) (married William Thomas Morris) (married Charles C. Sullivan)
        Lewis Ray (5/28/1878-5/28/1963) (married Jennie Luemma Laub}
        Josephine M (8/22/1881-10/15/1944) (married Shadrach Harris Jones)
        Frank (9/17/1883-4/12/1961) (married Mary Susanna Bryner)
            Rulon Frank (4/7/1911-8/13/1993)
    Josephine L Crosgrove  (born 1848, married 10/18/1867, died 1929)
        Charles Crossgrove (1869-1869)
        John (1871-1871)
        Mary Alice (1873-1873)
        Effie (1875-1875)
        Leonora (1876-1899)
        Erastus Snow (1878-1883)
        Bayard (1881-1968)
        Eugene (1883-1955)
        Theresa (1885-1979)
        Claude (1887-1976)
        Raymond (1890-1977)
    Rhoda A Knell  (born 1858, married 6/20/1877, died 1945)
        Evelyn (1878-1959)
        Robert Knell (1879-1880)
        Wilford Woodruff (1880-1973)
        Clarence  (1883-1883)
        Rhoda Knell (1885-1917)
        Walter (1888-1957) (married Leah Sullivan)
            Howard Walter (1912-2002) (married Dorothy Pace)
            Evelyn (1917-2008) (married George M. Jay)
            Ramona (1920-1975) (married Don Carlos Schmutz)
            Ellen (1922-1923)
        Clara (1891-1990)
        Vernon (1894-1970)
        Douglas (1897-1986)
        Earl (1900-1985)
        Harold (3/14/1903-3/15/1992) (aka "Bill") (married Fern Jones 1/3/1924)
            Harold Jr.
            Robert K.
            Fred J.
            Colleen (married James Pendleton)

PHOTOS

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Photos on the web:
Photo of the St. George LDS Stake Presidency: Erastus Snow, David Cannon, and David McArthur


REFERENCES

David H. Cannon Website
David H. Cannon home in St. George
Story of the Sego Lilly
Story of the St. George Tabernacle Windows

Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, October 14, 1905
" Transcription by Fred J. Fagergren
David H. Cannon letter to Angus M. Cannon, April 13, 1906
" Transcription by Fred J. Fagergren
Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, July 19, 1906
" Transcription by Fred J. Fagergren
Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, August 7, 1906
Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, November 4, 1909
Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, November 22, 1909
Angus M. Cannon letter to David H. Cannon, November 23, 1909