Cannon, Annie Wells, 1859-1942

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Dates:
birth 1859‑09‑07
death 1942‑09‑02
Gender:
Female
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Annie Wells Cannon was born 7 September 1859 in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She married John Q Cannon and had twelve children. She was an activist for women's suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921. In addition, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah's chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member. She also served in many church callings and was influential in the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died on 2 September 1942.

From the description of Journals, 1877-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80219163

Annie Wells Cannon was born September 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She married John Q Cannon and had twelve children. She was an activist for women's suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921. In addition, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah's chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member. She also served in many church callings and was influential in the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died on September 2, 1942.

Elizabeth Anne “Annie” Wells Cannon was born on September 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City to Daniel Hanmer Wells and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. In 1879, she graduated from the University of Deseret. She married John Quayle Cannon on March 17, 1880, with whom she had twelve children (eleven lived to adulthood).

Annie had many accomplishments in her lifetime. From 1895-1914, she served as Assistant editor to the Woman’s Exponent . She served as President of the Pioneer Stake Relief Society for sixteen years (1904-1920) and was a member of the Relief Society General Board from 1901-1910, and 1919-1942. Extremely involved in the community, she became President of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the first President of War Mothers of Utah, and a charter member of the Utah Red Cross. She also was an activist for women’s suffrage and was a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1913-1915 and again in 1921. On top of her list of accomplishments, she was chosen by President Herbert Hoover to be Utah’s chairman for the European Relief Drive, being the only woman member.

Near the end of her life, she was a co-author with the General Board of Relief Society in selecting and compiling Our Legacy: Relief Society Centennial Anthology of Verse by Latter-day Saint Women, 1835-1942. She died on September 2, 1942.

From the guide to the Annie Wells Cannon journals, 1877-1942, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Emmeline B. Wells (1828-1921) was a prominant Mormon suffraget and church leader.

Emmeline Blanche (Woodward) Wells was born February 29, 1828 at Petersham, Massachusetts to David Woodward and Deiadama Hare. She joined the LDS Church on her fourteenth birthday and then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. She married James Harvey Harris, Newell K. Whitney, and Daniel Hanmer Wells. She played a major role nationally and internationally regarding the Church and women's suffrage. She served as the fifth president of the Relief Society from 1910-1921. She died on April 25, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From the guide to the Emmeline B. Wells and Annie Wells Cannon papers, 1877-1963, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)



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