Hello - these folks might be related... I am not researching this family, this is part of a transcription project.
St. Francis (Catholic) Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI Section 43 # 8CANNING(large Celtic cross) John E., b. Mar. 29, 1865 in Ballinamore, Ireland d. Oct. 10, 1936 wife Ellen G. Fitzgerald, b. Dec. 5, 1868, d. Feb. 16, 1942 (side) Edmund J. Canning, Mar. 23, 1904 - May 22, 1990 his loving wife Lucille S. Canning, Dec. 24, 1914 - Aug. 26, 1992 (side) Helen G. Canning, June 1, 1899 - Oct. 3, 1995 her husband Raymond J. Walsh, June 1, 1894 - Aug. 31, 1984
copies of death records (1853-1955) are available from the RI State Archives.
The 1880 US Federal Census for RI shows 4 "John Canning" - *perhaps* this son of John W. Canning matches the above???
Extract: 1880 United States Census Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Source: FHL Film 1255211; National Archives Film T9-1211; Page 32C Household:RelSexMarr Race Age Birthplace John W. CANNINGSelfMaleMW50IRE Occ: ShoemakerFa: IRE Mo: IRE Margaret CANNINGWifeFemale MW45IRE Occ: Keeping HouseFa: IRE Mo: IRE Patrick CANNINGSonMaleSW22IRE Occ: App To MachinistFa: IRE Mo: IRE Thomas CANNINGSonMaleSW21IRE Occ: FloristFa: IRE Mo: IRE Mary Ann CANNINGDauFemale SW19IRE Occ: At HomeFa: IRE Mo: IRE James CANNINGSonMaleSW17IRE Occ: FloristFa: IRE Mo: IRE John CANNINGSonMaleSW15IRE Occ: Office BoyFa: IRE Mo: IRE Margaret CANNINGDauFemale SW12RI Occ: At SchoolFa: IRE Mo: IRE Kate CANNINGDauFemale SW7RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
one of the other "John Canning" lived in Woonsocket, RI: Extract: 1880 United States Census Census Place: Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Source: FHL Film 1255216; National Archives Film T9-1216; Page 335C Household:RelSexMarr Race Age Birthplace John CANNINGSelfMaleMW72IRE. Occ: LaborerFa: IRE. Mo: IRE. Eliza CANNINGWifeFemale MW76IRE. Occ: Keeping HouseFa: IRE. Mo: IRE. Rebecca CANNINGDauFemale SW33IRE. Occ: Works In Cotton MillFa: IRE. Mo: IRE.
a fourth "John Canning", b. c. 1879 lived in Lincoln, RI: Extract: 1880 United States Census Dwelling: 8th District Census Place: Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island Source: FHL Film 1255215; National Archives Film T9-1215; Page 470B Household:RelSexMarr Race Age Birthplace James CANNINGSelfMaleMW28IRE Occ: Works In MillFa: IRE Mo: IRE Bridgett CANNINGWifeFemale MW30IRE Occ: Keeps HouseFa: IRE Mo: IRE Michael CANNINGSonMaleSW7RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE Thomas CANNINGSonMaleSW5RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE James CANNINGSonMaleSW3RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE John CANNINGSonMaleSW1RI Fa: IRE Mo: IRE