George Q. Cannon
Member of theQuorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church)and five-timeUtah Territory's At-large congressional district
George Q. Cannon
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Birthday
11 January 1827
home town
Liverpool
Death Place
City of Monterey
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Novel on Wells, Cannon scandal highlights how evil polygamy was - StandardNet (blog)
Google News - about 5 years
Once the affair was highlighted, George Cannon and other church leaders excommunicated John, had his wife Annie divorce him, and married him to Louie. Despite the marriage, the pair were separated. After stressful appearances before anti-Mormon courts
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Cannon hired as superintendent! - Monroe Free Press
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If its one name that's synonimous with the Monroe City Schools District its Dr. George Cannon. Well, he will once again play a role as a school district superintendent. In Union Parish. Former parish school superintendent Steve Dozier accepted the
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Cannon to lead UP schools - Farmerville Gazette
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The UPSB held a special called meeting last week to name former Monroe City Schools Superintendent George Cannon as Interim Superintendent for the UPSB for the 2011-12 school years. Cannon requested the job for only one year and said he was not seeking
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Ex-Monroe superintendent interim in Union Parish - Daily Comet
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Former Monroe City Schools Superintendent George Cannon has been named interim superintendent for Union Parish Schools. Cannon, superintendent in Monroe from 1992-2004, told The News-Star (http://bit.ly/reQSDs) that he will serve only the current
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Feds: Golden Grove decree should be upheld - Virgin Islands Daily News
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During an evidentiary hearing in February 2006, US Magistrate Judge George Cannon heard four days of testimony on violent, dangerous and unsanitary conditions at the prison. A month later, Cannon issued an order concluding that there were "continuing
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Wrestler/ref Terry Yorkston dead at 78 - CANOE
Google News - over 5 years
Working under a mask, Yorkston was Black Diamond circa 1979, and in Montreal for promoter George Cannon, he teamed with Duncan McTavish as the original El Santos. Around Pittsburgh and Buffalo, traditional weekend routes for the Hamilton boys,
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New legal fight emerging over Golden Grove - Virgin Islands Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
The motion was the topic of discussion at a status conference Friday before US Magistrate George Cannon Jr. The motion comes against the backdrop of the US Justice Department seeking a court-appointed receiver to take over all aspects of the operations
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Capital soccer alumni game on Sunday - Helena Independent Record
Google News - over 5 years
The contemporary Bruins are led by seniors Caleb Sparks, Ben George, Cannon Colegrove, Keegan Malany and Sam Fischer. “The alumni game is a lot of fun, and a chance for the guys to meet some former Bruin players,” said Wall, adding that the public is
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Wireless Internet in towns' future - Berkshire Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
For the Tyringham project, a new tower is proposed for off George Cannon Road, and the fire tower atop Lenox Mountain will be utilized to beam a high-speed Internet signal for nearly 85 percent of the town's residents
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Greenwood golf course reorganizing under bankruptcy - Indianapolis Business Journal
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George Cannon, a local veteran course manager who is leading a group to purchase Dye's Walk, said the course is a victim of the economy. Current owner Brian Benham purchased the private club in 2007, right before the recession hit
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Avruskin remembered as a much more than an announcer - CANOE
Google News - over 5 years
Though the promotion didn't last, his friendship with "Crybaby" George Cannon did. Avruskin and Cannon hatched the Superstars of Wrestling promotion, and Global TV bought into it. The duo would be the announcing team, Cannon in his ill-fitting suits
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Announcer Milt Avruskin gestorben - Professional Wrestling und Mixed Martial Arts - WWE TNA MMA -
Google News - over 5 years
Es war auch in diesem Zeitraum als er seinen Businesspartner "Crybaby" George Cannon kennenlernte. Dieser war vorher schon längere Zeit als Wrestler, Manager und Promoter in Kanada aktiv. 1977 starteten sie auf Global TV die Sendung "Superstars of
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When Triceratops Was a Giant Bison - Smithsonian (blog)
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In the spring of 1887, a local high school teacher and geologist by the name of George Cannon found two large horns and part of a skull roof. The specimen was sent to Othniel Charles Marsh at Yale University, and after urging his contacts in the field
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STREETSCAPES | UPPER FIFTH AVENUE; Way Uptown in Hospital Country
NYTimes - over 5 years
YOU might call them the North Pole of the Gold Coast, a luxury enclave of Fifth Avenue apartment houses at 101st and 102nd Streets. Hemmed in by Mount Sinai hospital and other institutions, 1200, 1212 and 1215 Fifth Avenue were stranded high and dry after 1930, and the hospital is still growing. The northern limit of mansion building was a topic of
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GOING TO; Salt Lake City
NYTimes - about 11 years
WHY GO NOW -- Three years after the 2002 Winter Olympics brought international attention to Utah, Salt Lake City is at a crossroads: trying to appeal to non-Mormons by promoting a cosmopolitan atmosphere, while maintaining the traditions that make it a religious capital for millions. One thing it has going for it is location: the Wasatch Mountains
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Paid Notice: Deaths CANNON, GEORGE W.
NYTimes - almost 17 years
CANNON-George W., of NYC, formerly of Eastchester, NY, on January 6, 2000. Son of the late George and Margaret Dempsey Cannon. Brother of Sister Margaret Cannon, R.D.C., cousin of Dede and George Cannon Ross, Carolyn and Vincent Ross and Robert E. and the late Jean Dobbin. Dear friend of Marie Bradshaw. Also surviving are ten first cousins and five
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Paid Notice: Deaths CANNON, GEORGE W.
NYTimes - almost 17 years
CANNON-George W., of NYC, formerly of Eastchester, NY, on January 6, 2000. Son of the late George and Margaret Dempsey Cannon. Brother of Sister Margaret Cannon, R.D.C., cousin of DeDe and George Cannon Ross, Carolyn and Vincent Ross and Robert E. and the late Jean Dobbin. Dear friend of Marie Bradshaw. Also surviving are ten first cousins and five
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Q. Cannon
1827
Born in 1827.
1836
Cannon was born in Liverpool, England, to George Cannon and Ann Quayle, the eldest of six children. His mother and father were from Peel on the Isle of Man. His father's sister, Leonora Cannon, had married future Latter Day Saint apostle John Taylor and was baptized in 1836.
News reached the elder George Cannon and four years later, when Taylor came to Liverpool, the entire Cannon family was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; George Q. Cannon was 13 years old at the time. Cannon's siblings were Mary Alice Cannon (Lambert), Ann Cannon (Woodbury), Angus M. Cannon, David H. Cannon, and Leonora Cannon (Gardner).
1842
In 1842, the Cannon family set sail for the United States to join with the church in Nauvoo, Illinois.
On the voyage over the Atlantic Ocean, Cannon's mother died. The motherless family arrived safely in Nauvoo in the spring of 1843.
1844
George Sr. married Mary Edwards in 1844 and had another daughter, Elizabeth Cannon (Piggott).
In Nauvoo, Cannon's father sent him to live with his uncle and aunt, John and Leonora Taylor. Cannon worked in the printing office of Times and Seasons and the Nauvoo Neighbor for Taylor, who was an editor of both periodicals. In June 1844, Taylor accompanied Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Willard Richards and others to Carthage Jail. There, Joseph and Hyrum were killed, and Taylor sustained serious bullet wounds. Cannon tended the printing affairs while Taylor recovered. This training would serve him well in later life.
1845
Cannon's father died in 1845. In 1846, Taylor traveled to England to organize the affairs of the church after Smith's death.
Meanwhile, Cannon accompanied Taylor's wife and family as they moved to Winter Quarters, Nebraska.
1847
When Taylor returned, Cannon traveled with the entire Taylor family to the Salt Lake Valley, arriving in October 1847.
1849
In 1849, Cannon was asked by church president Brigham Young to serve as a missionary for the church in the Sandwich Islands (later known as the Kingdom of Hawaii, where he served for four years.
While in the islands, Cannon converted many Native Hawaiians. One of the most notable was Jonatana Napela, who assisted Cannon in translating the Book of Mormon into Hawaiian. Joseph F. Smith, a future church president, would follow Cannon and serve in Hawaii one year later. Returning to Utah Territory, Cannon married Elizabeth Hoagland (daughter of Abraham Hoagland and his wife.) He was almost immediately called to assist apostle Parley P. Pratt in publishing a newspaper in California.
1856
Meeting Pratt in California, Cannon was told that he would remain behind and became president of the church's Oregon and California Mission; he held this position from 1856 to 1858.
During this period of time, Cannon published the Hawaiian translation of the Book of Mormon.
In February 1856, he started the Western Standard, a weekly publication based in San Francisco.
1857
Returning to Utah in 1857 to assist in the Utah War, Cannon was commissioned a Lieutenant General in the Nauvoo Legion.
During this time, Cannon served as printer of the Deseret News while it was publishing in exile in Fillmore, Utah. After the Utah War, he was called to preside over the church's Eastern States Mission. The murder of Parley P. Pratt in 1857 created a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. That vacancy was not filled until Brigham Young called Cannon to the apostleship three years later.
1860
Cannon was ordained to the priesthood office of apostle on August 26, 1860, at age 33.
Upon his joining the Quorum of the Twelve, Cannon was called to preside over the church's European Mission.
1862
Cannon's mission in Europe ended when he was recalled by Young in 1862 to work in Washington, D.C., to assist in the church's promotion of Utah Territory's bid for statehood.
At the adjournment of the 1862 congressional session, Cannon again left for Europe to preside over the mission.
In this capacity, Cannon was the editor of the Millennial Star and, for a short time, the church's Welsh-language periodical, Udgorn Seion. From 1867 to 1874, Cannon was the managing editor of the Deseret News. It was under his direction that the newspaper was first published on a daily basis.
1866
In 1866, Cannon began publication of a magazine for youth and young adult Latter-day Saints called The Juvenile Instructor.
1867
Cannon also served as the first general superintendent of the church's Sunday School from 1867 until his death.
1872
Cannon was elected to be the non-voting delegate for Utah Territory in the United States Congress in 1872.
He remained a congressional delegate until 1882, when his seat was declared vacant by the enactment of the Edmunds Act, which terminated many political and civil rights for Utah's Mormon polygamists. By 1880, Cannon had served four terms in Congress as Territorial Delegate. The newly appointed anti-Mormon territorial governor, Eli Houston Murray, openly supported the Liberal Party, which generally opposed church candidates. The 1880 territory-wide election for a congressional delegate brought the Liberal Party unexpectedly close to sending a representative to Washington, D.C. The Liberal candidate, Allen G. Campbell - with 1357 votes - lost resoundingly to Cannon, who had 18,567 votes. However, before Governor Murray certified the election, a protest on behalf of Campbell was filed. The protest listed a dozen claims, chiefly that Cannon, born in England, was an un-naturalized alien. The protest also claimed that Cannon's participation in polygamy was incompatible with federal law and a delegate's oath of office. Murray agreed and issued certification to Campbell in spite of his poor showing.
1873
On April 8, 1873, Cannon became a member of the church's First Presidency when he was called as a first counselor in First Presidency by Brigham Young.
Cannon went on to serve as counselor to three more presidents of the church: he was First Counselor to John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow. Although Cannon was the second-most senior apostle of the church after the death of Woodruff, Cannon did not become President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as would be the practice in the LDS Church today. Rather, because Cannon was a member of the First Presidency, the church simply appointed the next senior apostle of the church—Brigham Young, Jr.—to be the quorum president. (Under today's practices, Cannon would have been appointed the president of the quorum and Young would have been appointed acting president.)
1879
When the Supreme Court upheld the ban on plural marriage in the 1879 Reynolds v. United States decision, Cannon stated:
1888
Eventually, Cannon went "underground" with others in the church leadership as a fugitive from the federal authorities. In September 1888, Cannon surrendered himself and pleaded guilty at trial to charges of unlawful cohabitation under the Edmunds Act.
As a result, Cannon served nearly six months in Utah's federal penitentiary.
1894
Cannon was pardoned in 1894 by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
1901
Cannon died on April 12, 1901, in Monterey, California, at 74 years of age.
Had he lived a few months longer, he would have become the President of the LDS Church: Lorenzo Snow died on October 10 of that year. Cannon was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Cannon fathered 32 children, some of whom are Abraham H. Cannon, John Q. Cannon, and Sylvester Q. Cannon, who all became general authorities of the LDS Church; Frank J. Cannon, Utah's first U.S. Senator; and Lewis T. Cannon and Georgius Y. Cannon, prominent architects in Utah. Some of Cannon's prominent descendants include Howard Cannon, U.S. Senator from Nevada from 1959 to 1983 and Chris Cannon, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. Another descendant, George I. Cannon, became a general authority of the church.
He owned and published this magazine until his death; in 1901 his family sold the magazine to the LDS Church's Sunday School organization.
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