Biography of James Cannon
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Cannon, James, son of John and Rosanna (Anderson) Cannon, was born in Newport, R. I., July 2, 1822. He attended the private schools of his native town for a short time, and when ten years old removed with his father's family to New Bedford, where he also attended school. Two years later the family removed to Fairhaven, where James has ever since resided. He began to learn the cooper's trade at an early age under Charles C. Allen and has followed that business all his life, having made in the old whaling days thousands of barrels for the whale ships. He is now retired from active work. Mr. Cannon has been twice married; his first wife was Hannah Tripp, and of this union was one daughter, Alice, wife of Otis Bates. His second wife was Harriet Brazner, whom he married in 1892.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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