Mrs. Blanche Cannon was born in Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa, March 17th, 1853 and on December 23, 1927, at San Jose, Cal., her soul took its flight to the heavenly mansion, where "death shall be no more: neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more."
Blanche was the second child of Eliphelet and Christiana Follett. She is survived by all her brothers and sisters. Mrs. Cannon is the first to of the family of eight children to answer the call of the Heavenly Father. Mrs. Cannon left Iowa with her parents, October 24th, 1876, coming directly by emigrant train to Woodland, Yolo County, Calif., and resided there three years. In 1879, they moved to Willow Ranch, Modoc County, Cal., where the family home was maintained for years. Blanche Follett was married to C. C. Cannon in 1888. Their only child, Mrs. Ollie Davis, resides in San Jose, Cal. Mrs. Cannon began teaching school when fifteen years of age. She taught eleven terms in and later taught a number of terms in Oregon. Mrs. Cannon took an active interest in all community projects. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges.
In early life she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a most devout believer to the last. Mrs. Cannon was happiest and her eyes would beam with spiritual zeal, as she related her Christian experiences. As a devoted mother, she was not excelled. She loved her daughter to a degree of worship. As a friend, she was ever loyal and true, a most forgiving spirit, generous and tender and so liberal in all her views. So well did Aunt Blanche measure up to this standard, she will be sadly missed. But the shining ray she has left is a beacon light, calling all those who knew her to a higher and better life. – Lakeview Examiner (1:1)
[transcribed by B.R., August 2005]
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