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Thomas M. Canning
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1819
Death: Jan. 11, 1885

"Thomas Canning was born Dec. 25, 1819 in County Derry, Ireland. He imigrated to the U.S. arriving in Texas Co., MO, in 1853. In the 1870 Census for Texas Co., MO, three people were living in the Canning household -- Mr. & Mrs. Canning and their adopted son Thomas born March 2, 1864 and known thereafter as Tom Maxey. The stone house over Thomas Canning's grave was built by Mr. Paddy Brummint who lived near Bean Creek. In the 1940's, lightning struck the tomb tearing it completely down and Rev. A. B. Garrison of the Methodist Church raised funds and had it rebuilt. In the 1950's, it happened again. At this time Uncle Raymond & Aunt Francis and Lee Roy Maxey built it back. It is said that a beautiful white marble dove once sat on top of the 8 foot monument but some local boys shot it and destroyed it about 60 years ago....

There were large photographs of both the Cannings which Dad always kept in the attic. He was a handsome man with wavy hair and neatly trimmed beard and she was a lady of extra- ordinary beauty. They were just a couple of pioneers of this area who took in a homeless child who was my grandfather. In 1883 he married and they raised a large family, most of them are gone now. But Tom and Mary Maxey's descendants are scattered all over the U.S." by Lee Roy Maxey (History of Rock Tomb in the Licking News) 
Canning Tomb
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Linda
Record added: Jan 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17498076
Thomas M. Canning
Added by: Linda
Thomas M. Canning
Added by: Linda
Thomas M. Canning
Added by: Linda
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Texas Co., MO Death Register---Thomas Canning died Jan 11, 1885. Buried at residence. Undertaker: Ole Bate of Licking, Mo. Physician: T. L. R. Wilson of Licking, Mo.
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