Obit: Cannon, Jefferson F. (1843 - 1915)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/14/1915

Cannon, Jefferson F. (1843 - 7 OCT 1915)

Jefferson F. Cannon, Post Master of Tenino, Wash., died Oct. 7, 1915, after a lingering illness caused by internal injuries received four years ago in a runaway accident. Mr. Cannon was born in New York state in 1843, came with his parents to Walworth Co., Wis. He served through the war in Co. H. Buffalo Co. short shooters. About 1871 he came to Clark County, and with his brothers, engaged in lumbering in the in the town of Washburn at what is still known as Cannonville. He was elected County Clerk for a number of terms and for years was one of the foremost political leaders in this county. In 1888 he went to Washington where he engaged in real estate and other business, and was recently appointed post master.

He was first married at Plainfield, Wis., to Miss Rozell in 1868. To them were born seven children, all of who grew to manhood and womanhood, one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Loomis, died in 1904. His wife died in 1908 and four years later he married Mrs. Malvina Ingalls, who survives him. He was an uncle of Misses Mabel and Lida Cannon and J.F. Schuster of this city, and he has many other relatives in the west. Mr. Cannon was a prominent member of the Mason and A.O.U.W. lodges. He was a man of public spirit and a force in the community wherever he lived. Many old friends here will sincerely mourn his death.



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