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50th Wedding Aniversary of  Dr. J.J. & Mary Canon
The April 5, 1906 edition of  the Polk County Enterprise:

     "Moscow, Texas, April 4---On the 3rd inst. Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Canon celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They had with them their four sons and two daughters, namely: A. S. Canon of Lovelady, Dr. R. T. Canon of Laurelia, B. M. Canon of Stamps, Arkansas, Dr. M. B. Canon of Benford, Mrs. J. W. Leggett and Miss Nettie Canon of  this place and also a number of grandchildren and other relatives....
     Dr. Canon was born in Meriwether, Georgia, Oct. 13, 1834 and Mrs. Canon nee Mary Smith was born in Florida May 9, 1835. They were married in Florida on April 3rd, 1856, and moved to Texas before the Civil War, at the beginning of which Dr. Canon enlisted in the service of his country and did gallant service during the entire four years of the struggle. Returing to his home in the county after the war he resumed the practice of  medicine..."

From the Historical Files in the Polk County Memorial Museum:

     Dr. John Jobe Canon died on Sep. 6, 1910 and his wife, Mary R. "Polly" Smith Canon, died on Jun. 4, 1920. Both died at the home of  a son living in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas.  They are buried at the Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Texas. The Canon's had nine children, but only six lived to their parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
     The children were: Sallie Ann Canon, William Capers Canon, Oliver S. Canon,  Arnold Smith Canon  married to Eugenia "Jennie" Cochran,  Robert Taylor Canon, M.D.,  married to Ruby Gertrude Johnson,  Mary Catherine Canon  married to James Walter Leggett,  Benjamin Marshal Canon  married to Frances "Fannie" Henrietta Dunnam,  Menon Bryan Canon, M. D., married to Eva Pearl Johnson,  and Nettie Canon married  to Joseph Holhousen Victery.

Submitted by Cannon Pritchard, of the Polk County Historical Commission, to compliment the photos only. 
(Mr. Pritchard is not researching this family) 
Related Pages: 
50th Aniversary Photo  &   1906 J.J. Canon Family Photo

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