Bedford, Taylor County
Thursday, February 5, 1959, Page 4
E. L. CANNON, 74, DIED AT MOUNT AYR
E. L. CANNON, 74, died at his home in Mount Ayr, Sunday, February first, after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held in Mount Ayr Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the cemetery there [Rose Hill].
Mr. CANNON is survived by his wife, four daughters, four sons and grandchildren. Two of the daughters,
Mrs. Donald KEMPLE and Mrs. Donald JOHNSON live in Bedford.
Attending the last rites from Bedford were Mr. and Mrs. KEMPLE, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs.
Bedford, Taylor County
Thursday, February 12, 1959, Page 4
E. L. CANNON DIES AT MOUNT AYR
Funeral services for E. L. CANNON of Mt. Ayr, a former resident of Bedford, were held at Dunfee Funeral Home
in Mount Ayr, Tuesday afternoon, February 3. [word missing] Thomas DENNIS, pastor of the Church of Christ
at Mount Ayr, officiated. Interment was in the cemetery there. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers and five
granddaughters as flower girls.
Edward Leroy CANNON, son of William and Annie CANNON, was born March 24, 1884, near Wiota, Iowa, in Cass
County, and passed away at the age of 74 years, 10 months, seven days.
Mr. CANNON had been in failing health the past one and a half years.
On October 25, 1906, he was united in marriage to Mary Grace DOYLE. To this union were born eight children.
Mr. CANNON spent his entire life engaged in farming until 1954, when he retired because of ill health.
He spent most of his early life in Cass County, moving to Taylor County in 1931, where he lived with his
family until 1945, when they moved to Ringgold County.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will long be remembered by a host of friends
and neighbors for his thoughtfulness and his helping hand.
Left to mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Grace; four daughters, Merle [Mrs. Ardis WARD] of Mt. Ayr,
Marjorie [Mrs. Ivan CROSS] of Lenox, Mary [Mrs. Donald KEMPLE] of Bedford, Margaret [Mrs. Donald JOHNSON] of
Bedford; four sons, Wilbur, Vernon, Bernard and Virgil, all of Mount Ayr. There are also four
daughters-in-law and four sons-in-law; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl FISHER of Lewiston, Idaho, Mrs. Myrtle
ERICKSON of Mitchell, Nebr.; 25 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.
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