Cannon, Oliver 'Ollie' Goldsmith (June 27, 1883 - March 7, 1962)


Unknown - March, 1962

Oliver Goldsmith Cannon, son of Elijah and Mary M. Cannon was born at Knox, Indiana June 27, 1883. He attended schools at Argus, Ind. and worked and was an active ball player, pitching for the team that is now the White Sox in Indiana until he moved to Wyoming with his family in 1903.

In 1930 he was joined in matrimony with Viola Gandee Cannon, widow of his brother, Will, who passed away in 1929. To this union were born two daughters Hazel and Grace. His stepson and nephew, James, who was very dear to him, preceded him in death passing on during active duty during World War II.

Mr. Cannon and his family resided on a homestead south of Lost Spring until 1941 when they moved to Douglas where he resided until his passing March 7, 1962.

He leaves his wife, two daughters, three granddaughters, three grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Trudeau and his daughter Mary, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held March 9 at the Stark Chapel with Mr. Edwin C. Boller of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Casper, reading the service. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Henry Witt, John Burgland, Walter E. Hoge, Frank Thurston, Dan Dieleman and Bob Hall. Honorary pallbearers included Joe Bartos, Otto bible, Charles Hitshew, all of Lusk; William Davies of Henry, Neb.; William Miller of Riverton; Johnny Howard, Glen Bartos and Roy Condray.


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