Lavina Titus (Francis, Francis) was born 27 Mar 1860 Cumberland Co IL and died 8 Nov 1944 in Mattoon, Coles Co IL.She married Rev. William A. Cannon 11 Sep 1883 in Cumberland Co IL who was born Oct 1843 in TN and died 10 Apr 1927 Mattoon, Coles Co IL.
8 Nov 1944, Newspaper Obit: "Mrs. Lavina Cannon, a resident of Mattoon for 61 years died at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her son, J. R. Cannon, 812 South Fifteenth street.Mrs. Cannon, 84, had been in ill health since Oct. 6 when she fell and broke her right hip.
"The news of the death of a son, Frank Cannon of Richmond, Cal. who died from a heart attack on the day she was injured was withheld from Mrs. Cannon for two weeks due to her condition.
"Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Union Congregational church with Rev. James M. Lively officiating.Burial will be in Dodge Grove cemetery.
"Mrs. Cannon, who made her home at 2813 Shelby avenue for many years, was born March 27, 1860 in Cumberland county near Toledo, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Titus, on Sept. 11, 1883; she was married to Rev. W. A. Cannon, a Baptist church minister.Since that time she has made her home in Mattoon.Rev. Cannon died April 10, 1927.
"Mrs. Cannon is survived by a son, J. R. Cannon of Mattoon; two sisters, Mrs. Emaline Cluff of Mattoon and Mrs. Samantha Brewer of Toledo; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.She was a member of the Union Congregational church."
1900 Cen. Mattoon Twp, Coles Co IL page 248a William Cannon, Oct 1843, age 56, md 17y TN TN TN, Minister; Lavinia Mar 1860 age 40, 4 ch born 4 living, IL OH OH, William L. Jul 1885 age 15, Frank J., Dec 1888, 11,IL Joseph R. Jul 1890 age 9; Mary A., Apr 1836, dau, age 14.