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Abraham H. Cannon
Full name Abraham Hoagland Cannon
Born March 12, 1859(1859-03-12)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
Died July 19, 1896 (aged 37)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Apostle
Called by Wilford Woodruff
Ordained October 7, 1889 (aged 30)
Ordination reason Excommunication of Albert Carrington; death of John Taylor and reorganization of the First Presidency; death of Erastus Snow[1]
End of term July 19, 1896 (aged 37)
End reason Death
Reorganization at end of term Matthias F. Cowley and Abraham O. Woodruff ordained[2]
LDS Church General Authority
First Seven Presidents of the Seventy
Called by John Taylor
Start of term October 8, 1882 (aged 23)
End of term October 7, 1889 (aged 30)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Wilford Woodruff
Start of term October 7, 1889 (aged 30)
End of term July 19, 1896 (aged 37)
End reason Death

Abraham Hoagland Cannon (March 12, 1859 – July 19, 1896) (also reported as Abram H. Cannon), born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Cannon was the son of prominent Mormon leader and apostle George Q. Cannon and Elizabeth Hoagland, daughter of Abraham Hoagland. On October 9, 1882, Cannon was called to be a member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of the church. After having begun practicing plural marriage, he was convicted under the Edmunds Act of unlawful cohabitation in 1886 and sentenced to six months' imprisonment, which he served in full.

On 7 October 1889, Church President Wilford Woodruff called Cannon as 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 premature death at the age of 37 in Salt Lake City.

Grave marker of Abraham H. Cannon.

Contents

Published works

  • 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.  

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.

References

  • Edwin Brown Firmage and R. Collin Mangrum (2001). Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press) ISBN 0252069803
  • B. Carmon Hardy (1992). Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage (Urbana: University of Illinois Press) ISBN 0252018338
  • "Swears Mormon Chiefs Broke Polygamy Pact; Apostle Cannon's Widow Tells of Plural Marriage in 1896", New York Times, 1904-12-15
  • Richard S. Van Wagoner (1992, 2d ed.). Mormon Polygamy: A History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books) ISBN 0941214796

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Anthon H. Lund
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 7, 1889–July 19, 1896
Succeeded by
Matthias F. Cowley
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