<p> George Q. Cannon portrait, circa 1860.</p> <p> CHL PH 2698</p>

George Quayle Cannon

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1827 January 11
Death Date
1901 April 12
Gender
Male

Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England

1827 January 11
Mother
Ann Quayle
Father
George Cannon

Baptized by John Taylor

1840 June 18 (Age 13)

Served in California Mission

1849 October–1850 October (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Single
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States

Served in California Mission

1849 October–1850 October (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Single
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States
Additional Notes

Called to the gold fields of California to gather much-needed funds for God's work.

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 September–1854 July (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Sacramento River, California, United States
Additional Notes

Transferred from California as a gold pan missionary. Labored on Maui and was able to translate the Book of Mormon into Hawaiian with the assistance of Jonathan Napela.

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 September–1854 July (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Sacramento River, California, United States

Arrived in Field

1850 December 12 (Age 23)

Arrived at Home

1854 November 28 (Age 27)

Called as President to California Mission

1855 May–1858 January (Age 28) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

He oversaw the printing of the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian and the publication of The Western Standard newspaper.

Images
Editorial and Mechanical Staff of the Western Standard

Called as President to California Mission

1855 May–1858 January (Age 28) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

He oversaw the printing of the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian and the publication of The Western Standard newspaper.

Images
Editorial and Mechanical Staff of the Western Standard

Arrived in Field

1855 June 27 (Age 28)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1858–1860 (Age 31) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

Called as President to British Mission

1860 September–1864 October (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Daniel H. Wells
Additional Notes

In May 1862, he was called back to the United States to do church business in Washington D.C.. He returned to England in July 1863.

Called as President to British Mission

1860 September–1864 October (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Daniel H. Wells
Additional Notes

In May 1862, he went to the United States on business. He returned to England in July 1863.

Arrived in Field

1860 December 21 (Age 33)

Served in California Mission

1871 October 19–29 (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Brigham Young

Served in Eastern States Mission

1871 December–1872 January (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Daniel H. Wells

Served in Eastern States Mission

1872 March 5–June 16 (Age 45) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Set Apart By
Brigham Young

Served in California Mission

1872 September 9– (Age 45) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
George A. Smith

Served in Eastern States Mission

1872 November–1873 March (Age 45) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Brigham Young

Death in Monterey, California, United States

1901 April 12 (Age 74)
Media
George Quayle Cannon (1827 - 1901) Profile
Editorial and Mechanical Staff of the Western Standard
Editorial and Mechanical Staff of the Western Standard

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