George Q. Cannon

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

GEORGE QUAYLE CANNON   (GEORGE Q. CANNON)

(church leader, missionary, publisher)

HISTORY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Brother of St. George pioneers Angus M. Cannon and David H. Cannon.

Led an early party through Washingon County enroute to California.
Was a split with the ??? party which led to an interesting story.


BIOGRAPHY

Born January 11, 1827 in Liverpool, England.

From 1849 to 1853, he went on a mission to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). He converted many Hawaiians and was much respected there. With the help of Jonatana Napela, he translated the Book of Mormon into the Hawaiian language. Later, after returning from this mission, he published the Hawaiian version of the Book of Mormon.

From 1867 to 1874, he was the managing editor of the Deseret News. It was under his direction that the News was first published on a daily basis.

Ordained an Apostle in the L.D.S. Church on August 26, 1860.

Was a member of the Church First Presidency:
    Counselor to Brigham Young,   June 8, 1873 to May 9, 1874.
    Assistant Counselor to Brigham Young,   May 9, 1874 to August 29, 1877.
    First Counselor to John Taylor,   October 10, 1880 to July 25, 1887.
    First Counselor to Wilford Woodruff,   April 7, 1889 to September 2, 1898.
    First Counselor to Lorenzo Snow,   September 13, 1898 to April 12, 1901.

In 1862, Brigham Young sent Cannon to Washington D.C. to assist in the church's promotion of the Utah Territory's bid for statehood. He was the five-time Territorial Delegate from Utah to Congress, from 1872 to 1882.

Died April 12, 1901 in Monterey, California
Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery
    40° 46' 37.92? North Latitude,   111° 51' 28.8? West Longitude


FAMILY

Parents and Siblings:
    George Cannon (the Immigrant)  
    Ann Quayle Cannon
        George Quayle Cannon
        Mary Alice Cannon
        ??? (a son)
        Ann Cannon
        Angus Munn Cannon
        John Quayle Cannon
        David Henry Cannon
        Leonora Cannon

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(1/11/1827-4/12/1901)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Charles Lambert)
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(1/28/1832-7/25/1921)   (married Orin Nelson Woodbury)
(5/17/1834-6/17/1915)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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(4/23/1838-12/27/1924)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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First Wife and Children:
    Elizabeth Hoagland
        Abraham H. Cannon
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
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Second Wife and Children:
    Sarah Jane Jenne
        Franklin Jenne Cannon
        Angus Jenne Cannon
        Hugh Jenne Cannon
        Rosannah (Zan) Cannon
        Joseph (Joe) Jenne Cannon
        Preston Jenne (Bish) Cannon
        Karl Quayle Cannon


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(1/25/1859-7/25/1933)   (married Martha Brown)
(10/31/1867-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/19/1870-10/6/1931)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/29/1872-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Alonzo (Lon) Blair)
(5/22/1877-xx/xx/1945)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/12/1881-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/24/1881-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx) (adopted son of Franklin Jenne Cannon)

Third Wife and Children:
    Eliza Lamercia Tenney
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        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 7/29/1863)
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Fourth Wife and Children:
    Martha Telle
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 3/16/1868)
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Fifth Wife and Children:
    Caroline Partridge Young
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        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
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        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 11/3/1884)
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(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-01521     Photo of polygamists including George Q. Cannon in the Utah State Penitentiary

Photos on the web:
Collections of Photos on the Web


REFERENCES

Official George Q. Cannon Family History Website
Wikipedia Article on George Q. Cannon
Utah History Encyclopedia Article on George Q. Cannon