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Charles Stansbury Cann
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1909
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1975
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

[Click on photos at right to display larger images.]Charles S. Cann was the son of Agnes Stansbury Cann, and Harry Pennington Cann. He graduated from City College, where he was on the lacrosse team in 1926. In 1931, he graduated from Johns Hopkins, where he also earned a master's degree. He also did graduate work at the Univ. of California at Los Angeles. This was probably where he met his future wife. He married Sarah Dunlap, (the daughter of Knight Dunlap, once a president of the American Psychological Association) and the couple had two daughters, Mary (aka "Mollie") and Alice. He began his teaching career in 1938, teaching at the Boys Vocational School. Later, he was on the faculty at Forest Park High School, and when he retired around 1970, he taught English and journalism at Northern High School. After retirement, he continued to teach writing at the Evening College of Johns Hopkins University. The family had a residence off of Cold Spring Lane, in Baltimore. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps, and with the Office of Strategic Services. At one point he authored an article that appeared in the Sunday magazine section of the Baltimore Sun, on his memories of playing lacrosse as a youth. The family was not unacquainted with classical music, and one time his daughter Alice told me that he used to refer to the composer Rodrigo's "Concerto de Aranjuez" as the "orange juice concerto." Once while visiting their residence sometime in 1974 or '75, I remember going down to their basement where Charles was working on a hobby: he had all the tools and materials at hand and was binding a book in the way it was done for 17th or 18th century leather-bound books. In 1974, I had to call him to tell him the news that his cousin, John Cann had died of a brain tumor at age 50 in New Jersey, and no doubt he realized he would be the last surviving male Cann in this line. My memory is that he died suddenly of a heart attack in February of 1975.
Family links: 
  Harry Pennington Cann (1881 - 1937)
  Agnes Stansbury Cann (1884 - 1979)
  Sarah Dunlap Cann (1911 - 2000)
  Alice McGiffin Cann Saddler (1946 - 1991)*
  Charles Stansbury Cann (1909 - 1975)
  Mary Emily Cann Moore (1912 - 1961)*
  Ethel Elizabeth Cann Rainey (1914 - 2011)*
  Alice Virginia Cann (1919 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Druid Ridge Cemetery
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Robert B. Pool II
Record added: Jun 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8985923
Charles Stansbury Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
Charles Stansbury Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
Charles Stansbury Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
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