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Abraham H. Cannon

Abraham H. Cannon
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 7, 1889 (1889-10-07) – July 19, 1896 (1896-07-19)
LDS Church Apostle
October 7, 1889 (1889-10-07) – July 19, 1896 (1896-07-19)
Reason Excommunication of Albert Carrington; death of John Taylor and reorganization of the First Presidency; death of Erastus Snow[1]
Reorganization

at end of term
Matthias F. Cowley and Abraham O. Woodruff ordained[2]
First Seven Presidents of the Seventy
October 8, 1882 (1882-10-08) – October 7, 1889 (1889-10-07)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Personal details
Born Abraham Hoagland Cannon

(1859-03-12)March 12, 1859

Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died July 19, 1896(1896-07-19) (aged 37)

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery

40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W  /  40.7772000°N 111.858000°W  / 40.7772000; -111.858000
Spouse(s) Sarah A. Jenkins

Wilhelmina Mousley

Mary E. C. Young

Lilian Hamlin
Parents George Q. Cannon

Elizabeth Hoagland

Abraham Hoagland Cannon (also reported as Abram H. Cannon) (March 12, 1859 – July 19, 1896) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Personal history [ edit ]

Cannon was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. His parents were George Q. Cannon, a Latter Day Saints apostle, and Elizabeth Hoagland, daughter of Abraham Hoagland.[3]

Cannon studied at Deseret University. Later, he studied architecture under Obed Taylor.[3]

Marriages [ edit ]

Cannon married Sarah A. Jenkins on October 16, 1878. Cannon practiced plural marriage. He married his second wife, Wilhelmina Mousley, on October 15, 1879. On March 17, 1886, Cannon was convicted under the Edmunds Act of unlawful cohabitation and sentenced to six months' imprisonment and a fine of $300.[3] Despite this conviction, Cannon married his third and fourth wives—Mary E. C. Young on January 11, 1887, and Lilian Hamlin on June 17, 1896.[4]

Cannon was pardoned in 1894 by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.[5]

Publisher [ edit ]

In 1882, at the age of 23, Cannon assumed business control of the Juvenile Instructor and associated publications. He continued his management until his death.[3]

In October 1892, Cannon and his brother John Q. Cannon took control of the Deseret News publishing. He also became the editor and publisher of The Contributor.[3]

LDS Church service [ edit ]

On October 9, 1882, Cannon became a member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of the church.

On October 7, 1889, church president Wilford Woodruff named Cannon a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was ordained an apostle on that date by Joseph F. Smith. Cannon served in this capacity until his death.

Death [ edit ]

Early in the summer of 1896, Cannon visited California, where he presumably visited the ocean, swam in it, and got ocean water trapped within his ear. This led to an ear infection, and by mid-July Cannon was seriously ill. He underwent at least one surgery to relieve pressure and drain the infection, but the illness continued.[6] Cannon died on July 19 at the age of 37 in Salt Lake City.[3]

Works [ edit ]

  • Cannon, Abraham H. (1886). Questions and answers on the Book of Mormon: Designed and prepared especially for the use of the Sunday schools in Zion. Juvenile Instructor. B00086IO4A.
  • Horne, Dennis B., ed. (2004). An Apostle's Record: The Journals of Abraham H. Cannon. Gnolaum Books. ISBN 0-9746780-0-7. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Cannon, Abraham H. (1879–1883). Mormon Missionary Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon vol. 1-3.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Cannon, Marriner W. Merrill, and Anthon H. Lund were called as apostles at the same time to fill three vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
  2. ^ Cowley and Woodruff filled two vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve occasioned by Cannon's death and Moses Thatcher's removal from the Quorum.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jenson, Andrew (1901). Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Andrew Jenson History Company. pp. 3356 167–168. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Lyman, Leo (2010). Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Signature Books. pp. xxi–xxii. ISBN 978-1-56085-210-0.
  5. ^ "Grover Cleveland: Proclamation 369—Granting Amnesty and Pardon for the Offenses of Polygamy, Bigamy, Adultery, or Unlawful Cohabitation to Members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  6. ^ Lyman, Leo (2010). Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Signature Books. pp. xxiii. ISBN 978-1-56085-210-0.

Further reading [ edit ]

External links [ edit ]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by

Anthon H. Lund
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

October 7, 1889 – July 19, 1896
Succeeded by

Matthias F. Cowley
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