Cannon Cemetery

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Cannon Cemetery

Washington, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
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The Cannon Cemetery was established on August 23, 1872 by four sons and three grandsons of Pearl and Mary (Fuller) Cannon.

The purpose of the Founders in establishing the Cannon Burying Ground Association was, "Having a proper regard for the care of the grounds containing the last resting place of our dead, and cherishing with tender solicitude their memory and deeming it highly proper that our family and descendents so far a practical should bury on a common ground, we form ourselves an Association"

In the mid 1870's a Detroit, Michigan architect was consulted as to the design of the cemetery. The suggestion was made for a 'family circle' arrangement, similar to the one used in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

At the center of the cemetery is a monument of octagonal shape, which was designed by W.C. Dwinelle of Barbour & Moore of Pontiac, MI. It was stated that this was the finest monument ever made in the state, and is representative of the memorial at Bunker Hill.

In between the plots of Pearl and Mary (Fuller) Cannon is a memorial erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1928. This marker informs people that Mary was a 'Real Daughter' of a Revolutionary War Soldier, Lt. Isaiah Fuller.

Irving D. Cannon, son of Stephen Benjamin Cannon and Sarah Tweddill, actually lived in the Cannon Cemetery during the warmer months. Irving served as its Superintendent of Grounds as well as the Care Taker of the cemetery from 1938 until his death in 1953.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.71319, -83.05553

  • Added: 3 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1967664