Circa late 1880s photo of Mary Antoinette, Eleanor Knox & baby Cannon
I purchased the subject undated studio portrait of an infant and two young girls taken by Geo. Palmer, Buffalo, NY.It is identified on the back of the mount in period ink handwriting (difficult to read):
"Mary Antoinette Cannon 3 years old
Eleanor Knox Cannon 15 months old
Baby Cannon 8 months old"
The most likely candidates for these individuals are daughters of Robert Miller Cannon (1848-1912) and Antoinette Downs Wheeler (1851-1926), as shown in a Public Member Tree posted on ancestry.com.The couple, listed as residing in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY in the 1892 New York State Census data, had four children: Mary Antoinette "Polly" Cannon (1884-1961), Eleanor Knox Cannon (1886-1971), Elizabeth Wheeler Cannon (1887-1970), and Margaret Edgerton Cannon (1889-1972).
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