Cannon, Jacob Aaron "Uncle Jake" (November 10, 1859 - November 13, 1932)
Jacob Aaron Cannon Dies at
Douglas Enterprise - December 6, 1932Jacob Aaron Cannon was born in Sussex county, Delaware, November 10, 1859, being the eighth child in the family of nine children who were born to Ebenezer and Sally Prettyman Cannon, and passed away at Lost Springs, Wyoming, November 13, 1932, at the age of 73 years and twenty days.
He moved with the family to Indiana in 1862 where he grew to manhood. He was occupied as a school teacher for about eight years prior to 1885 at which time he received a four-year appointment in the railway mail service. In 1890 he opened a real estate office at Knox, Indiana, and in 1895 was admitted to practice law before the Indiana State Bar, and continued in that profession until 1910, at which time he homesteaded in and moved to Converse county, Wyoming, where he spent the remaining days of his life.
In April 1886 he was united in bonds of holy wedlock to Widdie Boyles and to this union was born one son, Earl G. Cannon. He is survived and mourned by one brother, Frederick Cannon, of Montgomery, Alabama, his wife and son, and several nieces and nephews and grandchildren.
In early manhood he was converted to Christianity and thereafter the Holy Writ, as he understood it, was his guide. His conduct toward all mankind was governed by the golden rule, a grave consideration of the rights of others and a feeling of sympathetic brotherhood tempered with judgment. The Master's sudden and unexpected call found him ready and he entered into the Great Mystery as painlessly and as quietly as a babe is lulled to sleep in it's mother's arms.
Thus, passes the familiar figure of "Uncle Jake" from the sight of man - of peace - to sleep in the dust with Daniel, and await the call before the Great Bar of Judgment, at God's appointed time.
Rev. Kugler, Lost Spring, conducted the services - Contributed.