Abraham H. Cannon
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).
|Abraham H. Cannon|
|Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|October 7, 1889– July 19, 1896|
|LDS Church Apostle|
|October 7, 1889– July 19, 1896|
|Reason||Excommunication of Albert Carrington; death of John Taylor and reorganization of the First Presidency; death of Erastus Snow|
at end of term
|Matthias F. Cowley and Abraham O. Woodruff ordained|
|First Seven Presidents of the Seventy|
|October 8, 1882– October 7, 1889|
|End reason||Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|Born||Abraham Hoagland Cannon|
March 12, 1859
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Died||July 19, 1896 (aged 37)|
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah A. Jenkins|
Mary E. C. Young
|Parents||George Q. Cannon|
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. 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.
LDS Church serviceEdit
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.
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. Cannon died on July 19 at the age of 37 in Salt Lake City.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lyman, Leo. Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Signature Books. pp. xxi–xxii. ISBN 1-56085-210-0.
- "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.
- Lyman, Leo. Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Signature Books. pp. xxiii. ISBN 1-56085-210-0.
- Firmage, Edwin Brown and R. Collin Mangrum. Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. ISBN 0-252-06980-3
- Hardy, B. Carmon. Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. ISBN 0-252-01833-8
- "Swears Mormon Chiefs Broke Polygamy Pact; Apostle Cannon's Widow Tells of Plural Marriage in 1896". The New York Times, December 15, 1904.
- Van Wagoner, Richard S. Mormon Polygamy: A History. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 1992. ISBN 0-941214-79-6
- "Bill's G.A. Pages: Abraham H. Cannon". Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
- Abraham H. Cannon at Find a Grave
- Abraham Hoagland biography
- Abraham H. Cannon notebooks, MSS 4007 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
- Abraham H. Cannon notebook, MSS 1071 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
- Abraham H. Cannon letter, MSS SC 2192 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
- Abraham H. Cannon certificate, MSS 1116 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles|
Anthon H. Lund
| Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 7, 1889 – July 19, 1896
Matthias F. Cowley