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George Quayle Cannon
Birth: Jan. 11, 1827, England
Death: Apr. 12, 1901
Monterey County
California, USA

Religious Leader. Born in Liverpool, England, his father became aware of the Mormon Gospel when his sister, Leonora Cannon, with her husband and future president of the church, John Taylor, was baptized by Parley P. Pratt in 1836. Four years later, John Taylor, while on a mission in England, baptized George Q. and his family. George's mother died during their emigration to Nauvoo in America. Two years after the family's arrival in Nauvoo, George's father also died. In 1849 he served a Mission to California and from there to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) where he served for four years. While thus engaged Elder Cannon published the first edition of the Book of Mormon in the Hawaiian language. After the murder of Parley P. Pratt, he was ordained an Apostle by President Brigham Young, entering the Quorum of the Twelve at the age of 33. A call to preside over the European Mission was cut short by his election to Congress and the need for pressing Utah's bid for statehood. The latter part of his life was marked by Federal persecution of Church members who practiced plural marriage. George Q. and his five wives were harassed by federal agents and in 1885 they were forced to go into seclusion. In 1888 he surrendered himself to authorities and served six months for cohabitation. In 1873, President Young called him to serve as a Counselor to the First Presidency. From that time until the time of his death, he served in the First Presidency, serving as Counselor to an unprecedented four Presidents of the Church; Brigham Young, John Taylor , Wilford Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
Family links: 
  Emily Hoagland Little (1837 - 1906)*
  Martha Telle Cannon (1846 - 1928)*
  Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon (1835 - 1882)*
  Sarah Jane Jenne Cannon (1839 - 1928)*
  Eliza Lamercia Tenney Cannon (1845 - 1908)*
  Caroline Partridge Young Cannon (1851 - 1903)*
  Rosina Matthews Cannon Lambert (1852 - 1939)*
  John Quayle Cannon (1857 - 1931)*
  Abraham Hoagland Cannon (1859 - 1896)*
  Georgianna Hoagland Cannon (1861 - 1863)*
  George Hoagland Cannon (1863 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon (1865 - 1867)*
  Mary Alice Hoagland Cannon Cannon (1867 - 1909)*
  Lillian Ann Hoagland Cannon (1869 - 1870)*
  William Tenney Cannon (1870 - 1949)*
  Amelia Telle Cannon Chamberlin (1870 - 1937)*
  Hugh Jenne Cannon (1870 - 1931)*
  David Hoagland Cannon (1871 - 1892)*
  Lewis Telle Cannon (1872 - 1946)*
  Hester Telle Cannon Richards (1872 - 1936)*
  Brigham Telle Cannon (1874 - 1954)*
  Emily Hoagland Cannon Willey (1874 - 1955)*
  Read Tenney Cannon (1875 - 1905)*
  Willard Telle Cannon (1877 - 1937)*
  Sylvester Quayle Cannon (1877 - 1943)*
  Grace Telle Cannon Neslen (1880 - 1945)*
  Karl Quayle Cannon (1881 - 1934)*
  Clawson Young Cannon (1885 - 1977)*
  Edwin Quayle Cannon (1886 - 1971)*
  Espey Telle Cannon (1886 - 1971)*
  Angus Jenne Cannon (1887 - 1957)*
  Collins Telle Cannon (1888 - 1961)*
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Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6283727
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