WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
(postmaster, realtor, banker, church leader)
BIOGRAPHYWalter Cannon was born on 7/5/1888 in Pinto UT.
Leah Sullivan was born on 5/25/1889 in St. George.
Walter married Leah on 6/9/1909 in St. George.
Walter was the Postmaster in St. George.
He was also a realtor and banker.
He was the Second Counselor to President Joseph K. Nicholes in the St. George Stake Presidency.
Walter & Leah lived in the following homes:
172 East 300 South, St. George, Phone 113-J; From ???? (1941 or before) to ???? (between 1941 and 1958)
108 S. Main St., St. George, Phone ORchard 3-7308; From ???? (between 1941 and 1958) to 1977.
Walter died on 8/15/1957 in St. George UT.
Leah died on 3/7/1977 and is buried in the St. George City Cemetery.
Parents and Siblings: David H. Cannon (1838-1924) Rhoda Ann Knell (1858-1945) Evelyn (1878-1959) Robert Knell (1879-1880) Wilford Woodruff (1880-1973) Clarence (1883-1883) Rhoda Knell (1885-1917) Walter (1888-1957) Clara (1891-1990) Vernon (1894-1970) Douglas (1897-1986) Earl (1900-1985) Harold (1903-1992) Wife: Leah Sullivan is the daughter of Joseph John Sullivan & Mary Ann Worthen. She was born 5/25/1889 in St. George. Married 6/9/1909 in St. George. She died 3/7/1977 and is buried in the St. George City Cemetery. Children: Howard Walter Cannon (1/26/1912-3/6/2002) (married Dorothy Pace) (became the US Senator from Nevada) Evelyn Cannon (8/26/1917-3/11/2008) (married George M. Jay) Ramona Cannon (9/4/1920-1/31/1975) (married Don Carlos Schmutz) Ellen Cannon (12/11/1922-1/1/1923)
PHOTOSPhoto of Walter Cannon
REFERENCESWalter Cannon & Leah Sullivan wedding announcement in the Washington County News
Howard Walter Cannon and Evelyn Cannon Jay have biographies in the Doug Liston book, "Musicians of Southern Utah", pp. 94-95, 204, 303
Listing in the 1941 telephone book
Listing in the 1958 telephone book
Listing in the 1961 telephone book
Listing in the 1972 telephone book