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Emily Maud Cann
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1887
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1973
Seaford
Sussex County
Delaware, USA

[Click on photos at right for larger images.] Emily was the daughter of John H. Cann and Annie Girvin Cann. Emily Cann was also the sister of Harry Pennington Cann, and Samuel Edwin Cann (the two brothers are buried in Druid Ridge Cem. in Baltimore, MD). She was probably born in one of the row houses where the Cann family lived at the time, on Eden St., which was just a few blocks from Greenmount Cemetery. My mother told me that her parents apparently discouraged suitors ostensibly because "they didn't want to lose her." She never married, and she began her working career very young, as an employee of the Baltimore firm of Harry P. Cann & Co. which was located on Redwood St. I have a vague memory from childhood (ca 1950's) of my parents and I going into the offices of Harry P. Cann & Co. downtown, and this was to pick up Emily either to take her home or go on some outing. I also seem to recall that at the time the Co. was no longer a family business, but had been sold, & was being run by others. Emily was a gentle and kindly elderly lady as I remember her, and very pleasant with a sunny disposition, and a good sense of humor. When my parents and I were visiting her in her apt. once, she showed us her bookcase, in which was a very old but finely bound set of Encyclopedia Britannica's, and a very old medical dictionary or guide. She amused us all by recounting that, in her youth, there was virtually no published information regarding sex, so she and her friends would scour the available medical dictionaries or guides to find out what they could. As her old age progressed, she eventually moved to a home for the elderly in Seaford, Delaware. In a story told by my uncle, John Cann (son of Samuel Edwin Cann), he said he & his family came to visit her once in Seaford, and the first thing Aunt Emily said to him was, "You're too fat." Uncle John thought this was hilarious; Uncle John was never fat, but always had a trim figure. She passed away in June 1973, and apparently it was either her wish, or the family's wish that she be interred with her parents in the Cann plots in Greenmount Cemetery. For more information, you may want to visit this entry later, as I plan to add any pictures I find of Aunt Emily. I received an email from my sister with more information on Emily: "Emmie always wore waved hair which Sara (Nana) Cann said was out of style. Mother said that Nana and Emmie were very close. Daddy said that she didn't get the money she deserved at Harry P. Cann & Bros. where she was the bookkeeper. I suspect that Emmie didn't see it that way as the brothers had families to support. She was a very devoted family member. She came to my graduation from Hopkins and probably other events of mine. She was always
there at family gatherings. We exchanged Christmas gifts. She said that she liked to "do it and be done with it!" Someone told me that she had a boyfriend once but ended up taking care of her mother and remaining an "old maid." She was a Methodist. She was very sensible about money and made
arrangements to have all of her needs taken care of at no cost to anyone else though she lived to be in her eighties. I went to see her in the nursing home in Seaford, DE. They had put a paper "nurse's cap" on her head as I guess that she tended to give some orders though I don't remember her as bossy. I saw that as rather disrespectful. She was very grateful for my visit from WV. She took me to Ocean Grove (old Methodist campground), NJ where she had gone for years. We still go there every summer. I remember a cafeteria there where we ate and the place where we stayed. In Baltimore she took me to Hausner's, I think when I was going to Hopkins. The deviled crab was scrumptious! She was a "good soul" as Mother used to say. She used to mention the Girvin side of the family. She lived in a nice apt. in a large brick apt. complex off of Loch Raven Blvd.(?) She was an admirer of things English."
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henry Cann (1856 - 1931)
  Annie E. Girvin Cann (1853 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Pennington Cann (1881 - 1937)*
  Samuel Edwin Cann (1883 - 1948)*
  Emily Maud Cann (1887 - 1973)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Robert B. Pool II
Record added: Aug 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9371273
Emily Maud Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
 
Emily Maud Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
 
Emily Maud Cann
Added by: Robert B. Pool II
 
 
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A carreer woman who never marrie-My hero!!!!!
- ghost girl
 Added: Jan. 31, 2009

- Susan Makky
 Added: Dec. 3, 2007
To Emily, a beautiful spirit. It's good to have you for a great great aunt-in-law.
- Susan Makky
 Added: Jan. 24, 2007
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