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Cornelius B. Canon, 1820-1895


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/27/2009 at 15:32:00

Death of C. B. Canon

The death of Mr. C. B. Canon occurred at his home near Armstrong last Friday afternoon.

Mr. Canon arose in the morning feeling apparently as good as usual and attended to all the little chores about the house and barn. About ten o'clock he stepped out to the well, which is only about twenty feet from the house, to get a drink of water and on returning became dizzy, staggered and fell. His little grandson saw him fall and assisted him to arise and enter the house where he laid down on a bed never to rise again. He died at about four o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Canon was a man 73 years old and was a pioneer in Emmet County, coming here in 1873. He was a member of the M. E. Church and was a good conscientious Christian man. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon from the M.E. Church, Rev. Yeoman conducting the ceremony and his remains were laid to rest in the Armstrong Cemetery. The funeral procession numbered about fifty teams conveying about two hundred people who had come to pay their last tribute to the venerable old gentleman. Peace be to his ashes and honor to his memory.

Contributed by: Sue Olson. Source: Armstrong Journal, Armstrong, Emmet County, Iowa, Friday, August 9, 1895.


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