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Leonora Cannon Gardner
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1840
Lancashire, England
Death: Oct. 11, 1924
Pine Valley
Washington County
Utah, USA

Daughter of George Cannon and Ann Quayle.

Married Reddin Alexander Allred, 27 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Daughter - Etha Cannon Allred

Married Robert Gardner, 23 Jun 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Children - George Cannon Gardner, Angus Cannon Gardner, Rhoda Ann Gardner, Mary Alice Gardner, Susan Leanora Cannon Gardner, Leonora Emma Cannon Gardner, Franklin Cannon Gardner, David Cannon Gardner, Lizzie Cannon Gardner.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6, p. 505

Leonora was born at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. When Leonora was two years of years of age, the family left England for America. Her mother died and was buried at sea. Leonora came to the Dixie Cotton Mission in 1861 with her brothers, David and Angus Cannon. She became the plural wife of Robert Gardner in 1863. According to the journal of my father, Jeter Snow, Bishop of Pine Valley Ward, Leonora was set apart as a midwife and nurse, March 1894, after having completed a course of study in obstetrics taught by Dr. Ellis R. Shipp. For many years she delivered most of the babies in Pine Valley and in many of the surrounding settlements. Summer or winter, day or night, wind, rain, hail or snow she never refused to answer a call. She usually walked to the home of her patient regardless of the weather, and always carried a brown leather satchel the contents of which was never known to her children. When she was called to go to one of the settlements, someone would come for her with a team and wagon or a buggy, if not it was necessary for her to find someone in town who would take her to her destination. Often she would ride with the mail carrier. At times in the winter when the snow was deep her transportation would be a bob-sled. In those days women were kept in bed at least ten days, and Leonora always stayed the full time to care for the mother and baby. At first she received three dollars a case, later it was raised to five. She was very successful in all her work. At one time she delivered a premature baby weighing two pounds, but through her faithful care and the help of the Lord, the baby lived. Besides caring for mothers and babies, she usually knew what to do for children's diseases. She was diligent in keeping a record of the important events in the life of her husband, but failed to keep any record of the number of births at which she officiated. Almira Snow Lang 
 
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 Parents:
  George Cannon (1794 - 1844)
  Ann Quayle Cannon (1798 - 1842)
 
 Spouses:
  Reddin Alexander Allred (1822 - 1900)
  Robert Gardner (1819 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Alice Gardner Snow (1865 - 1954)*
  George Cannon Gardner (1868 - 1942)*
  Franklin Cannon Gardner (1869 - 1869)*
  Lizzie Cannon Gardner Cox (1870 - 1898)*
  Susan Leonora Gardner (1873 - 1879)*
  David Cannon Gardner (1875 - 1941)*
  Rhoda Ann Gardner Harrison (1878 - 1967)*
  Leonora Emma Gardner (1880 - 1898)*
  Angus Cannon Gardner (1882 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Quayle Cannon (1827 - 1901)*
  Mary Alice Cannon Lambert (1828 - 1920)*
  Ann Cannon Woodbury (1832 - 1921)*
  Angus Munn Cannon (1834 - 1915)*
  John Quayle Cannon (1836 - 1839)*
  David Henry Cannon (1838 - 1924)*
  Leonora Cannon Gardner (1840 - 1924)
  Elizabeth Edwards Cannon Piggott (1845 - 1920)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Pine Valley Cemetery
Pine Valley
Washington County
Utah, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Leonora <i>Cannon</i> Gardner
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