Mrs John Cannon, widow, is listed at the same address at 111 Cambridge St in the 1865-67 Directories, and on the 1865 Massachusetts State Census detailed below but in 1868 she is listed on Harvard corner of Chestnut.
1865 Massachusetts State Census Cambridge, MA
Cornelia a52 NY Widow
Hannah S. a27 MA Milliner
Mary E. a21 MA School Teacher
John a17 MA apprentice
George a14 MA
Anthony Hardy a35 England (boarder?) Machinist
Cornelia Cannon, widow of John Est. sells the family home at 111 Cambridge St Cambridge, Ma to Robert Gould of Hull July 12 1866 Deed #975-49 for 1950.00. The description is almost same description as is on the purchase deed except she states “northerly by land now or late of Mrs Heniston” & easterly by land of of Fay” “Being the same land conveyed to John Cannon by George Mallard by deed dated Jun 11 1847” #520-401. The property was left to Cornelia in her husband’s will.
John Cannon a22 Paper Agent Personal Estate 500 all b. MA m: in Feb
Florence Cannon a19 Keeps House
George Cannon a18 Upolsterer
Cornelia Cannon a57 No occ
In 1870 Cornelia lives in Somerville with her son John & his new wife Florence. The 1871 Somerville directory lists Cornelia widow of John - Somerville Cross; n. Cross St Pl and in 1873 & 1874 it says Cornelia widow of John Somerville h. Putnam n. Highland Ave. 1875 lists Cornelia widow of John Cambridge 53 Mt Auburn. This is near the fork of Bow & Mt Auburn looks like the Harvard Lampoon Bldg or the building before that. 1876 lists Cornelia widow of John Cambridge 3 Simond’s Block; This is off Mt Auburn, corner of Grant & Dewolf and is still standing 2013.
The Cambridge Chronicle Nov 11 1876 shows she is a Magnetic Physician and she remains in business there until late 1879 when the last ad was found for her in the Cambridge Chronicle Dec 23. The 1878 Directory shows Cornelia widow of John Cambridge House 912 Main. This was apparently “The Holmes Estate” at the intersection of Harvard St, Bow St & Main; now Mass Ave; Bow & Harvard – I think it’s about 4 Bow St where Dunkin’s is.
The 1880 & 1882 Directories shows Cornelia widow of John Cambridge; Seamstress; Main St (912), and the 1880 US Census in Cambridge shows Cornelia is a seamstress and her sister Catherine Divine who is a store clerk is living with her.
From 1883-4 Cornelia Cannon is not found in the Boston area directories but her sister Catherine Devine is listed at 110 Hancock in Cambridge. I suspect she has gone to be at her daughter Cornelia Baker’s side in Middleton/Wakefield, NH. Cornelia Baker had divorced my 2x great grandfather on Sep 20 1882 because he apparently beat her severely & regularly in addition to having an affair with Ellen S. Horne. This is all confirmed through their divorce papers in Strafford County, NH. Two short years later, on Sep 4 1884 Cornelia Baker died in Wakefield, NH and Cornelia Cannon is back listed in the 1885 Somerville Directory again where she lives at Highland Ave opp Sycamore. 1890-97 she is listed at 134 Highland Ave, presumably all this time with her daughter Hannah S. Brine & her family where they are all listed as follows in 1900.
1900 Somerville Highland Ave
William H. Brine b: Sept 1841 Dry good Merchant (Brine & Norcross)
Hannah S. Brine b: Nov 1837 8ch/6lv married 35y
Ellen F Brine b: Oct 1867
William P Brine b: Dec 1875 Law student
Alfred J. Brine b: Oct 1878
Francis J. b: Jan 1880
Cornelia Cannon b: Aug 1813 wd 7ch/3lv F: IRELAND m: NY
Mary A. Driscoll b: Mar 1875 Ireland Servant
Mrs Cornelia Cannon died Somerville June 10, 1903[i] lived & died at 134 Highland b: NY,NY; widow of John; F: James Devine b: NY,NY M: Mary Rice b: NY,NY Buried in Cambridge Cemetery; died of Bronchitis; was sick for 3mo; 89yrs;9mo;11days, Burial Cambridge Cemetery. She had lived through the deaths of her husband (1863), her mother (1853), both her daughters named Cornelia (1837 & 1882), & sons Jeheil (1834), Clinton (1861) & John (1900), son-in-law William H. Brine (1902) & former son-in-law William A. Baker (1897), as well as her sister (1901) whose record is as follows: Aug 17 1901 Catherine Divine dies: 85y9m17d of Breast Cancer – lived & died at 52 Prescott St. Somerville b: NY NY; father listed James Divine; mother Mary Ryer Both born in NY, NY. She is buried in the Cannon plot in Cambridge Cemetery.
Children of John & Cornelia (Devine) Cannon:
1. Cordelia Ann Cannon was born about Mar 1832 and died 5yrs 6mo on Sep 12 1837, buried
Sep 13 1837. No parents listed in Cambridge Vital Records to 1850 & was recorded by
the Episcopal Christ Church in Cambridge[ii]. She is buried in the family plot at Cambridge
Cemetery, across from the Firefighter’s Monument.
2. Jekiel Cannon born abt April 1834 and died Nov 7, 1834 age 7mo. & is recorded by the
Episcopal Christ Church in Cambridge/Cambridge Vital Records to 1850[iii]. No parents
listed on death and no birth found, but he is buried in the family plot Cambridge
Cemetery, across from the Firefighter’s Monument..
3. Clinton Cannon born about 1836 and died Feb 3 1861. He was a carver in 1855 & seaman on
The 1860 census with his parents. No birth, marriage, death or children found. He is also
in the family plot at Cambridge Cemetery, across from the Firefighter’s Monument..
4. Hannah Southwick[iv] Cannon born Nov 30 1837 (calc-death). Can’t find birth record.
She married William Henry Brine Sept 26, 1865[v] who was
partner in the large store Brine & Norcross. He was born Sept 23, 1841 and died
July 21, 1902 – Chronic Nephritic and is in Cambridge Cemetery. They resided in
Somerville, Ma. She died Dec 28, 1908[vi] and is also buried in Cambridge
Cemetery, across from the Firefighter’s Monument.
Children of William & Hannah:
1. Henry Clinton Brine born Jun 1867 (Somerville -1880; 1900, 1910, 1920 wife
“Grace”, 1930 wife “Frances” & 1940). He married Frances Barden
on July 17, 1889 (FSR).
1. William H Brine born about Oct 2 1896 & died July
21, 1897 9m19d of Cholera Infantum
2. Helen S. Brine b. July 1890 (1900-1940)
3. Paul B. Brine b. Feb 1893 (1900-1920)
4. Madeline Brine b. Mar 1898 (1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
2. Frederick Brine born Apr 7 1870 Somerville (FSR); died Apr 12 1872 2y5d of
Diptheria Cambridge Cemetery-not marked
3. Ellen “Nellie” F. Brine b. Oct 11 1867 Belmont (1900; FSR) died Feb 18
1948 Cambridge Cemetery age 80
4. Blanche M. Brine born Feb 16, 1872 Somerville (FSR) and died Apr 2 1931
age 59y1m,17d Cambridge Cemetery
5. Isabella Brine b. 1874 died March 27 1876 2y 19d Somerville of Scarlet
6. William Percival Brine born about Jan 20 1875 (1900;FSR) and died May
20, 1921 age 46y, 4m. He is also buried in Cambridge Cemetery. He became
a lawyer Feb 17, 1905[vii].
7. Alfred J. Brine b. Oct 1878 (1900)
8. Francis J. Brine born Jun 29, 1880 Somerville (1900; FSR) and died Sept 2,
1959 age 79y7m4d (FSR Cambridge Cemetery). He married Marion Adeline
Plato on Jun 29 1910 in LeGrange, Illinois (FSR). She died Sept 24, 1951
64y1m28d Cambridge Cemetery.
Francis J & Marion had:
1. William F. Brine b. Oct 23 1911 d. Jun 26 1988 (FSR, 1920;
2. Francis J. Brine Jr. Died Feb 5 1986 69y Cambridge
3. Donald H. Brine b: July 11, 1925; died Feb 13, 1973
47y7m2d Cambridge Cemetery
4. Marie L. Brine born in Somerville and died Oct 22,
2007 in Cambridge age 89. She is buried in the
family plot in Camb. Cem. She was the aunt of Wm
F. Jr of Waretown, NY, Joanne Brine of Lynn, Marion
Brine Oates of Brighton, Patricia a. Centretta of
Harwich and Donna M Warner of Waltham and great
aunt of 13 nieces and nephews. She was a retired
secretary from Mitre Corporation.
5. Cornelia Devine Cannon b: a1842-3 m: William A Baker in Cambridge, MA Aug 9 1862[viii]
d: Sept 7 1884 in Wakefield, NH[ix] - more will follow on her in a later BAKER post. If you have further questions before then please email me at Info@NHGenealogist.com
6. Mary “Emma” Cannon was born April 17 1844 via Cambridge Records. Her father listed as
glass cutter and Cambridge was informed of the birth by school committee[x].
She was a teacher as noted on the 1865 Mass Census & in Sept 1864 of the Cambridge
Chronicle it shows she was confirmed as Assistant in the Otis Primary School; Jul 28 1866
Cambridge Chronicle she was still a teacher there. Mar 7 1868 Cambridge Chronicle
Gannett Primary School where Mary was now a Co-Principal burns down.
She married Gustavus Clark. The marriage is recorded in both Cambridge & Belmont[xi] &
there is a newspaper announcement in the Aug 1868 Cambridge Chronicle
which states “In Belmont, (Aug) 26th ult., by Rev J. F. Powers, Mr. Gustavus A. Clark of Glen
to Miss M. Emma Cannon of this city” He was the son of Allen Clark b. Boston & Ann Grant
Emery b. Hampden, ME Gus was b. Apr 16 1830 in Bangor, ME. She died in 1922 according
to the Mass Death Index[xii]. He died Jul 20 1917 a87 in Somerville, MA & is buried in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA
Their children were:
1. Mary Edith Clark born about May 15, 1870 & died Dec 15, 1870 7m of
Erysifalas? Cambridge Cemetery- not marked
2. Bertha E. Clark b. 1871 d. after 1930 (not married in 1920)
3. Arthur S. Clark b. Jun 17 1873 Somerville d. after 1920 (not married in 1920)
4. Mary Ellery Clark b. Apr 7 1875 Auburndale, MA (FSR) d. bef 1800
5. Albert M. Clark Nov 17 1875 d. aft 1920 (not married in 1920)
6. Cornelia Ethel Clark b. Sep 26 1877 Somerville m: Clarence Ellsworth Baker son
of Eleazer H. Baker & Lena A. Freeman on Sept 4 1901 in Somerville, MA
d. after 1930. Cornelia & Clarence had:
1. Howard A Baker b. 1907
2. Philip E. Baker b. 1908
3. Irving E. Baker b. 1912
7. Edward I. Clark born about May 19 1879 & died May 1, 1881 of Scarlett
Fever – no birth record found Cambridge Cemetery – not marked
8. Howard F. Clark b. Feb 1 1881 Somerville d. after 1900
9. Ralph W Clark born about Jan 25,1884 & died Nov 11 1884 in Somerville 9m17d
Cerebral Menengitis Cambridge Cemetery-not marked
10. William Allen Clark b. Jan 9 1886 married Catherine Maud Johnson
on Jun 12 1909 (FSR). M: 2nd Marie bef 1830 (1930 & 40 Cambridge;
WWII Reg). He died Sept 1966 in Braintree, MA (SSDI) Registered for
WW I & II. William & Catherine had:
1. Ralph A. Clark b. 1911 (1920)
William & Marie had:
2. June M. Clark b. 1926 Massachusetts (1930)
3. William R. Clark b. 1929 Massachusetts (1930)
7. John Hobs[xiii] Cannon born Oct 5 1848- Cambridge records[xiv]. Married Florence “Julia”
Harmon b. Jan 1851 on Feb 22, 1870; He was from Somerville; she was from Cambridge; He
was 21 and she was 19; He was a travelling agent; she was the dau of Eltoner? & Eliz.[xv]
They removed to Dallas Iowa by 1880. On the 1885 & 1895 Iowa State Census’ available on
FamilySearch.org, they still reside in Dallas, Iowa. John was a Butcher in 1885 but by 1895 he
was involved with his son Clinton in well drilling. John died Mar 31 1900 in Dallas Iowa and
was buried in the Masonic Cemetery[xvi]. Julia & 4 children (7ch/5lv) are still in Dallas on the
1900 Census, but in 1910 Julia (7ch/5lv) & 3 children plus a grand-daughter & her brother Harry F. Harmon a53 are in Oakland, CA. She may have died before 1920.
Their children were:
1. Eddie Cannon born Nov 22, 1870 died Nov 25 1870 of a hemmorage in MA
Cambridge Cemetery- not marked
2. George “Clinton” Cannon b. May 28 1873 in Cambridge, MA (FSR) m: Silvia
May Loper Sep 18 1895 in Dallas, Iowa, dau of William Loper & Sarah Elizabeth
Hoeye. (FSR) He died after 1930 when he is listed with his wife in Fresno CA.
1900 Dallas, IA; 1910 not found; 1917-8 WWI Reg Fresno, CA; 1920 Fresno CA
1. Ernest/Arnest Cannon b. 1892 Dallas, IA not
married as of 1930
2. Thelma Cannon b. 1903 Iowa
3. Clinton Cannon b. 1905 California
3. Frank Arnest Cannon born Jul 13 1875 Cambridge, MA [Los
Angeles 1930 unmarried] d. Aug 13 1953 Los Angeles, CA (CA Death Index)
4. Cornelia Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cannon born about 1878 Dallas, Iowa m: ____
Price d. aft 1910 where she is listed with 0ch/0lv.
5. Merrion/Maran E. Cannon born Feb 1880 b. Dallas, Iowa d. after 1900 m: William
Battenhouse lived in Oakland in 1920
6. John/Jack Stora Cannon born Jul 13 1882 Dallas, Iowa d. after 1920 when he is
listed with his sister Marion Battenhouse in Oakland, CA [1910 w/ mother].
He died on his birthday Jul 13 1947 in Alemeda County, CA (California Death
7. Gladys M. Cannon born Jan 1897 Dallas Iowa d. after 1910 On the 1900 Census
She is listed as a daughter, but on the 1910 Census she is listed as a grand-
daughter with the last name Mortimer - so I am not sure who she belongs to, but
I’m thinking she must be Marion’s daughter (if not Julia’s) because we can be
pretty sure Cornelia/Lizzie is not her mother.
8. George Cannon born about (Mar 1851 c1900) 1853[xvii] married Susan E.
Fuzzard b. Jan 19 1856 on Nov 8 1876 in Chelsea, he is age 29 and she is 25[xviii]. Removed to Malden, Ma before 1880, then later back to Chelsea. George & his family were left homeless with nearly 20,000 others in a huge Chelsea fire bef Apr 13 1908, see GenealogyBank.com. They rented a home on Bloomingdale St & still lived there in 1910. By 1920 they removed to Boston & both died after that. He possibly died 1929 in Boston, MA[xix] , & she 1922[xx].
Their children were:
1. Bertie Cannon born June 15, 1872 and died June 15, 1872 3 hours
old, born premature. Records say John and Susan but this is not
right (FSR). Father listed as a teamster. Cambridge Cemetery – not marked
2. Lottie Elizabeth Cannon born about Aug 21 1877 in Chelsea (FSR), not married as
of 1920, 1935 Resided Dorchester, MA per 1940 Census in Raleigh, NC with
sister Josephine Wyman d. Mar 13 1955 Raleigh, NC a77 (FSR)
3. Alice Ardell Cannon b. Mar 30 1883, Boston, MA (FSR) m: Ralph Presby
Lane Sep 19 1906 Boston, MA (FSR), & there is a wedding description at her
parent’s home on GenealogyBank.com., both died after 1940 Boston, MA
1. Dorothy M. Lane b. 1908 Massachusetts (Lottie
4. Josephine Fuzzard Cannon b: Aug 28 1890, Chelsea, MA (FSR) m: Lenthall
Wyman son of Louis & Annie b. Dec 20 1888 Massachusetts d. Mar 27 196
Raleigh, NC. 1910 Boston; They married Apr 20 1917 in Missoula County,
Montana; Reg WWI in Montana; 1920 Bryan, TX- no kids yet, He is a
teacher for a college; 1930 Kingsley, FL- 1 ch Ruth; 1940 Raleigh, NC
1 child Ruth, He rec’d a Master’s Degree from Harvard in 1914 per 1954
National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel (FSR). Josephine
died Mar 1974 in Virginia.
1. Ruth Wyman b. 1924-5 b: Florida
Sources are embedded unless otherwise noted below
(year=Census) (FSR=FamilySearch.org Records)
[i] Cornelia (Devine) Cannon’s Death – NEHGS – Mrs Cornelia Cannon died Somerville June 10, 1903 lived & died at 134 Highland b: NY,NY; widow of John; F: James Devine b: NY,NY M: Mary Rice b: NY,NY Buried in Cambridge Cemetery; died of Bronchitis; was sick for 3mo; 89yrs;9mo;11days, Burial Cambridge Cemetery.
[ii] Cornelia Ann Death – NEHGS – Cambridge Vital Records to 1850 – coding reflects Episcopal Christ Church in Cambridge, no parents listed
[iii] Jekeil Cannon Death - NEHGS – Cambridge Vital Records to 1850 – coding reflects Episcopal Christ Church in Cambridge, no parents listed
[iv] Hannah’s middle name “Southwick” - Harvard College Class of 1898 Quindecennial Report By Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1898, pg 358, google books; Boston of To-day: A Glance at Its History and Characteristics. Edited by Edwin Monroe Bacon (1892) google books
[v] Hannah S. Cannon Marriage – NEHGS – Cambridge, MA Sept 26 1865 a27 b. Cambridge dau of John & Cornelia to William H. Brine a24 Merchant b. Boston son of Robert Jr & Ellen A.; no birthplaces for either set of parents.
[vi] Hannah S. Brine Death – NEHGS – Somerville, MA Dec 28 1908, 49 Laurel St., Somerville, MA 71y 28d, born Cambridge, female, white, widowed sick with heart disease since 1906, secondary Apoplexy (21 days), Dr. Wm A. Bell of 26 Bow St Somerville, Husband William H. Brine, Father John Cannon b. Ireland, mother Cornelia Devine b. NY, NY, informant Francis Brine, buried Dec 31 1908 Cambridge Cemetery Cambridge, MA, undertaker John S. Mcgowan, 11 Stone Ave., Somerville
[vii] Harvard College Class of 1898 Quindecennial Report By Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1898, pg 358, google books
[viii] Cornelia D. Cannon Marriage– NEHGS – Aug 9, 1862 Cambridge, MA Cornelia D. Cannon of Cambridge a20 b. Cambridge to William A. Baker of Somerville a25 Attendant b. Westmoreland, NH, no parents listed for either 1st both, A A. Messier, Clergyman
[ix] Cornelia D. (Cannon) Baker’s death – NHVR - New Hampshire Vital Records, Death Record for “Cordelia A. Baker” in Wakefield, NH Sept 7, 1884, a41, record states she was still married, inflammation of bowels, no parents or husband named; Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA Records shows a41, unmarked.
[x] Mary Emma Cannon’s Birth– NEHGS – Cambridge Vital Records to 1850 Book “Cannon, Mary E. d. of John & Cornelia Apr 17 1844”; On FSR there is also a different record with an image which states the above but also states, John was a glass cutter & the Town of Cambridge was notified by the School Committee.
[xi] Mary Emma Cannon’s Marriage– FSR – Belmont- 1868 Aug 26th [crossed out] Gustavus A. Clark of Glenburn a30[crossed out] Clerk “page 6th”, b. Bangor, ME[crossed out] son of Allen & Ann to M. Emma Cannon of Cambridge, a24 [crossed out] b. Cambridge [crossed out] dau of John & Cornelia 1st both [crossed out], by N.F. Powers, minister; Cambridge – exact same as Belmont but nothing crossed out
[xii] Emma (Cannon) Clark’s Death – 1922 per the Massachusetts Death Index on ancestry.com
[xiii] John’s middle name “Hobs” – see birth of John Stora Cannon, FamilySearch.org, Dallas Center, Dallas, Iowa
[xiv] John Cannon Birth– NEHGS – Cambridge Records to 1850 “Cannon, John, s. of John & Cornelia Oct 5 1848”
[xv] John H. Cannon Marriage– FSR – Feb 22 1870 John H. Cannon of Somervillea21 Travelling Agent b. E. Cambridge, son John & Cornelia to Florence J. Harmon of Charlestown a19 b. Somerville dau of E. Storer Harmon & Elizabeth, 1st both, Rev B. K. Russ of Somerville
[xvi] John H. Cannon’s Cemetery record “J.H. Cannon, b. Oct 6 1848, d. Mar 31 1900” http://iagenweb.org/dallas/cemetery/Masonic.htm
[xvii] George Cannon’s Birth – FSR – Mar 2 1851, son of John & Cordelia of Cambridge, fa: Artist, both born NYC
[xviii] George Cannon’s Marriage – FSR- Nov 8th George Cannon of Andover b. E. Cambridge a25 Upolsterer son of John & Cornelia to Susan E. Fuzzard of Chelsea a20 b. Chelsea dau of William & Susan, 1st both, by F. K. Stratton, Meth Minister, Chelsea
[xix] George Cannon Death 1929 Boston per the Massachusetts Death Index on ancestry.com
[xx] Susan Cannon Death 1922 Boston per the Massachusetts Death Index on ancestry.com
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