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Cannell family

Thomas Douglas and Lilly Hansen Stewart Cannell:  Cannell’s were another original family in the Ward at 1915.  Thomas was born May 2, 1882 in Diamond, Utah to Thomas and Elizabeth Potter Cannell.  Lilly was born July 1, 1888 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Hyrum Peterson and Harriet Dudley Hansen and when she was about a year old her father died and her mother married John Stewart and he adopted Lilly. 

Thomas and Lilly married July 13, 1905 and had eight children: Vera, Ivan Douglas, LaVon, John Elmo, Bessie, Nina, Lorene and Ina June.  They divorced and Lilly married Lorin Joseph Hansen in 1916 and another child was added to the family: Lorin Dee.  In 1918 Thomas registered for the draft as a peddler living in Mammoth.  He died February 22, 1949 in Modesto, California.  Lorin Hansen died in 1960 and Lilly was living with her daughter in Miami, Florida when she died September 28, 1987.  (Ed. note: Their granddaughter, Connie Jean, daughter of Elmo, was my school classmate at American Fork schools.) 


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