Biography of W. G. Cannon
Lake County, CA Biographies





CANNON, W. G. Is a native of Illinois, and was born December 12, 1831. Here he resided on a farm with his parents until 1852, when he crossed the plains to California. He came with ox teams and arrived at Placerville in September of the above year. After spending about four months here he went to Solano County, where three years were spent, after which he went to Sonoma County. Here he followed teaming in the redwoods until 1863, when he went to Nevada, where he kept hotel for one year. In December, 1865, he came to Lake County and engaged in farming and stock raising in Coyote Valley until the fall of 1870, when he settled on his present place, about one mile north from Middletown, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. Cannon married, March 17, 1861, Miss L. S. Berry, a native of Illinois. By this marriage they have seven living children, Robert B., William F., Luenma, Alzada E., Baxter B., Oroville, and Charles R. They have lost two, Ora and Rowena L.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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