The Cannons were from Prince Edward Island. This is where I started. I knew my grandfather’s father was named Milton. I also knew that my grandfather’s mother was named Agnes Claire Croken, and that she was the reason that branch of the family was Catholic.

artemas-herbert---albert-leslie-cannonPictured here are two of Milton’s older brothers who served overseas in World War I: Albert Leslie Cannon (right) and Artemas Herbert Cannon (left). Herb made it home. Leslie died at age 23 of bronchopneumonia at the Camiers-Dannes Military Hospital in France

Leslie’s obituary read: “Mr. Albert C. Cannon, Charlottetown, has received word that his son, Pte. Albert Leslie Cannon is officially reported died of bronco pneumonia, 18th General Hospital, Dannes, Comiers, Nov. 27th.

Pte. Cannon went over with the 105th and has two brothers also serving in France. Miss Pearl Cannon of Summerside is a sister.”

The patriarch noted above, Albert Cannon, is where I found a new-to-me family mystery starting with Albert’s baptismal record. Continue reading “Cannon”