William Gannon

M, b. November 1846
Last Edited=2 Oct 2012
     William Gannon was born in November 1846 in New York, United States.1 He married Ellen Marie Dorsey, daughter of Timothy Dorsey and Ellen O'Dea, on 22 November 1871 in St. Marys Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States; Witnesses at the wedding were William Dorsey and Margaret Dorsey, brother and sister of Ellen. Both the Church and the Civil record record William's name as Gannon. However, there were no Gannons in the area in this time. His name may have been Cannon...see record for Thomas Cannon and family who lived in Lacon, Illinois, in 1870.2,3
     William Gannon appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States; The family is living on Hitchcock street in Cleveland. In addition, William's mother in living with them (aged 61). The name is spelled Garmon in the indexes.4 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States; Wliiam's work is listed as switchman, John as a clerk in an office, Frank as a foreman in a printing shop, Edward as a clerk ikn a bookstore, Kathleen and Margaret as dressmakers, and William and George at school.5

Family: Ellen Marie Dorsey b. 1 May 1850, d. 29 May 1924


  1. [S78] July 20, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: M593_254; Page: 370B; Image: 206; Family History Library Film: 545753.
  2. [S72] Marshall County Illinois Marriages 1870 to 1879, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/1870Marriages.html
  3. [S134] St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary's Catholic Church.
  4. [S90] June 5, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: 1007; Family History Film: 1255007; Page: 312D; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0631.
  5. [S89] June 1, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: 285; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1006; FHL microfilm: 1240285.
  6. [S87] Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS: film number: 1287533, digital folder number:     4004878, image number: 677, reference number:     6265.
  7. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…
  8. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS: digital folder number: 4204824, image number: 319, film number: 1953894, volume/page/certificate number: rn 309.
  9. [S92] April 20, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: T624_245; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0326; Image: 1087; FHL microfilm: 1374258.