Obit: Cannon, Cora
D. #2 (1865 - 1944)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Cannon, Gwinn, Sischo
The Loyal Tribune 21 December 1944
Cannon, Cora D. #2 (25 APR 1865 - 10 DEC 1944)
Mrs., Cora Dell Cannon, 79. died at 9:30 Sunday morning, Dec. 10, at her the Victory hospital in Stanley. Her death was the result of a complication of ailments.
Mrs. Cannon, nee Gwin, was born in Black River Falls on Apr, 25, 1865. When a child of 11, she came with her parents to Loyal. In those early days there was no school in Loyal; she therefore, went to Augusta to live with relatives and attend school. Later she attended Wayland academy at Beaver Dam, and until her marriage taught school in the vicinity of Loyal. She was married on Dec. 4, 1889, to Chester D. Cannon, who died the following April.
After her husband’s death, she went to Superior to take a secretarial course, but the death of her mother soon occurred, and she returned home and kept house for her father and three brothers, all of whom have preceded her in death. For a few years she taught painting in Wausau and Stevens Point but later returned to Loyal and made a home for her brother, Earl, until his death in 1932. She remained in Loyal for several years, the last two of which she made her home with her nephew, Hugh Gwin. For more than a year past she had lived in Thorp with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sischo.
The death of Mrs. Cannon breaks another link in the fast-shortening chain that binds the present with the pioneers of the community. While retaining her interest in the people, the pleasures, and the hardships of those early days, she was also deeply interested in the people and the life of her later years.. This interest she manifested by her many friendships and her work in various organizations. She was treasurer of the Loyal Cemetery association for several years and was a member of the public library board from 1925 to 1943. Her cheerful ways of life illustrated one of her favorite mottos, "Never look backward. Always look forward."
Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church at 2 p.m. last Wednesday by the Rev. Myron E. Taylor. The Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a member, conducted its rites for departed members. Burial was in the Loyal cemetery.
The hymns, "Abide With Me," "Beyond the Sunset," and "Nearer My God to Thee," were sung by Mrs. R. A. Prior and Mrs. G. W. Neison, with Mrs. Roy Pengally accompanying.
Mrs. C. C. Taylor, Mrs. Perry Volk, Mrs. Frank Oestreich, and Mrs. V. O. Kauffman carried the flowers. Pallbearers were Albert Davel, Harold Tucker, Arthur Darton, James McGonigal and Ralph Pratt.
She is survived by two nephews and four nieces: Atty. Hugh Gwin of Hudson, Melvin Gwin of Prentice, Mrs. O. A. Backus of Wisconsin Rapids, Miss Jean Gwin of Chicago, and Misses Edna and Margaret Gwin of Everett, Wash., all of whom, except the last two named, attended the services. Other relatives attending were a sister-in-law, Mrs. Byrd Gwin, of Chicago, Mrs. Hugh Gwin of Hudson and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sischo of Thorp.
The Tribune extends to the bereaved its sympathy in the loss of a loved one.
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