Martin Cannon

Martin Cannon

Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Apr 1906 (aged 62–63)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
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Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Section 1, Block 3, Lot 13
Memorial ID 99857583 · View Source
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A.T. Andreas, History of the State of Nebraska... (Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1882), Vol. 1, p. 760:

MARTIN CANNON, farmer; residence west side Wheaton street between Cuming and Indiana streets, Omaha. He was born in Ohio in 1844. Was married at Lexington, Ohio, January, 1869, to Miss Ellen McShane. They have seven children. Mr. C. has a large farm of 700 acres eight miles from the city of Omaha, which he operates entirely himself, employing several men and teams. He is also an extensive stockraiser and dealer. In addition to his farm he is a partner in a meatmarket near corner of Sixteenth and California streets, Omaha, having associated with himself in the business Mr. Fred. Hendrickson.


Albert Watkins, History of Nebraska... 1st ed. (Lincoln: Western Publishing, 1913), Vol. 3A, p. 592:

CANNON, MARTIN, Omaha, Nebr., was born in Lancaster, O., in 1843, son of Charles and Ann (McManus) Cannon. In 1869 he moved to Cedar Rapids, Ia., and in 1873 to Douglas county, Neb., and engaged in farming and later in business in Omaha. He married Miss Ellen McShane in 1869. She was born in Lexington, O., a daughter of Thomas and Alice (Creighton) McShane, the latter a sister of Edward and John A. Creighton of Omaha. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cannon: Alice, wife of Joseph Swift, Omaha; Margaret, wife of John E. Reagan, attorney, Omaha; Edward Creighton; Martin, Jr., Fred J.; Nellie, wife of E. J. Von Gillern of Nebraska City; and Charles of Kansas City. Mr. Cannon died in San Diego, Cal., in 1906.


Morning World-Herald (Omaha, Nebr.), April 28, 1906, p. 6, col. 3


News of the death of Martin Cannon, a well known Omahan at San Diego, Cal., Monday, has been received, but little information beyond that fact. John A. McShane, a brother-in-law of Mr. Cannon, says that the body is en route to this city, and the funeral services will probably be held from the family home, 2206 Spencer street. The telegram announcing Mr. Cannon's death was two days reaching here, and it has been difficult to get particulars.

Mr. Cannon was on the coast in connection with business interests which he has been extensively engaged in there for years.

He was for many years a prominent stockman of this city.


May 1, 1906, p. 4, col. 7


The funeral of Martin Cannon was held from the family residence, 2206 Spencer street, Monday morning, to Sacred Heart church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

The pall bearers were:

Fred Cannon, James Swift, Martin Cannon, Lee McShane, Charles Cannon, John Regan, Edward Cannon, Charles Furay.

Mr. Cannon, who was an old resident of this city, died in California. He came here some forty years ago from Ohio. Many of the early settlers were at his funeral.

All the pall bearers were relatives.

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