Walter Cannon

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

WALTER CANNON

(postmaster, realtor, banker, church leader)

BIOGRAPHY

Walter 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.


FAMILY

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)

PHOTOS

Photo of Walter Cannon


REFERENCES

Walter 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