Martha <I>Telle</I> Cannon


Martha Telle Cannon

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 5 Feb 1928 (aged 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B_11_17_1_W
Memorial ID 20165316 View Source
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Daughter of Josiah Lewis Telle and Amelia Ann Rogers

Married George Quayle Cannon, 15 Mar 1868, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Grace Telle Cannon, Hester Telle Cannon, Amelia Telle Cannon, Lewis Telle Cannon, Espey Telle Cannon, Willard Telle Cannon, Collins Telle Cannon, Radcliffe Quayle Cannon, Brigham Telle Cannon

Obituary - "Funeral services for Mrs. Martha T. Cannon, 81, widow of the late Pres. George Q. Cannon, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Clarence Neslen, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, [1928] at 1 p.m. in the Twentieth ward chapel, G. street and Second avenue. Mrs. Cannon had been in good health until Jan. 24, when she suffered a partial stroke from which she did not recover.

She was born May 28, 1846, in St. Louis, Mo. Her father, Lewis Telle, and mother, Amelia Rogers Telle, both died in her early childhood and she was adopted into the family of her aunt, Mrs. George Beebe. With them she went to live in Polk City, Iowa, in which place she spent her girlhood. Her people having joined the Church, she accompanied them to Utah when she was about 15. Shortly thereafter the family returned to Iowa, where Mrs. Cannon entered college.

In 1866, she again set out for Utah without her family. On arrival in Salt Lake, she engaged in school teaching and continued therein until her marriage in 1868. There have been born to her nine children, all living. Her sons, Willard and Espy were absent in Los Angeles until Saturday evening when in response to news of her serious condition, they left at once for Salt Lake, arriving Sunday evening."

At her funeral Orson F. Whitney said of her, "I presume there are many here who knew Sister Cannon much better than I did, but I doubt if there are any who had more respect for her. She always struck me by the dignity of her appearance, her personality, and by her amiable disposition. She was a woman among women. She had a queenly dignity and was a genuine lady."


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  • Added: 29 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20165316
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Telle Cannon (28 May 1846–5 Feb 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20165316, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMS (contributor 46491005) .