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Maria Cannon (Bennion)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Bennion and Esther Wainwright
Wife of Angus Munn Cannon
Mother of Hattie Bennion Cannon; Ira Bennion Cannon; Eleanor Cannon and Glen Bennion Cannon
Sister of Mary Bennion; Ann Bennion; Angeline Roberts Spencer; Rachel Bennion; John Edward Bennion and 7 others
Half sister of Enoch Bennion; Israel Bennion; Harden Bennion; David Bennion; Justin Bennion and 12 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Maria Cannon

Maria (Bennion) Cannon (daughter of John Bennion) took in Matilda (Pehrson) Bennion (wife of Israel Bennion, John Bennion's son) when she was ready to give birth to her first child. Matilda was a plural wife, having been married 2/20/1888. This was two years before 'The Manifesto', which said that plural marriage was no longer to be sanctioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). However, Matilda was one of the wives who'd already been married - before The Manifesto.

Since plural marriage was being punished by the US government, Matilda did not want to endanger her husband, Israel Bennion, by having a child which may be noticed by government 'watchdogs'. (Matilda was the second wife.)

So Angus Pehrson Bennion was born safely hidden away miles away from Vernon, Utah - where Matilda, (and Israel and his first wife) lived, in Salt Lake City, in the care of her husband's 1st cousin once removed - Maria (Bennion) Cannon.

To honor her benefactor's, Matilda named her baby, a son, Angus - after Angus Munn Cannon - Maria's husband.

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Maria Cannon's Timeline

August 5, 1857
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
July 9, 1865
Age 7
March 31, 1873
Age 15
March 5, 1887
Age 29
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
February 11, 1889
Age 31
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
January 11, 1890
Age 32
LoganCache CountyUtah
July 6, 1897
Age 39
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
April 13, 1925
Age 67
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States