William G. Canon of Taylor County, Texas obit 1900
I recently found my GG-Gpa...here is his obit from 1900 as reported in the Abilene reporter.some of his other children were Ora Canon Cross, Alma Canon, Joe Canon (who was in Van Horn in 1900), Anderson, Lavilla, Roberta, John and Villa.He was born in South Carolina28 Jan 1829.If you are decended please contact me.
Some reports from the Abilene Reporter May 18, 1900:
Mr. W.G. Canon was born in the state of North Carolina about 75 years ago; and departed this life the 16th day of May, 1900, at 1:00 am. In early life he moved with his mother to the state of Mississippi. He came to Texas in 1863, and to Taylor county about 20 years ago. He was a good citizen, a true man, a faithful husband and an affectionate father. He was ever thoughtful of the best interests of his family in point of education, sociall, morally and spiritually, whatever contributed to the well being of his family in all these particulars was appreciated by him. he had a high sense of honor, and admired the noble and the true wherever he saw them. He was benevolent, and ready to help the needy to the extent of his ability. he was positive in his convictions of right and wrong; and held uncompromisingly to the ideal standard of life as given in the Bible. He believed and studied the Bible, and had implicit faith in the Christ of the Bible as his personal Savior. He was not demonstrative, but thoughtful and earnest and sincere. It was not his habit to express his religious veiws to every person but only to his trusted friends, who could understand and appreciate them.Honor to his memory, rest to his weary body, and eternal peace to his soul, in the paradise of God, and may sweet consolations of our holy Christianity be imparted to every member of his bereaved family and may they meet him in heaven.
R. W. Benge.
Although we have been over Abilene every day asking for news we heard only this morning of the serious illness of Mr. W.G. Canon at the Adams house. He has been quite sick for a month and was alarmingly ill last night. His son Joe is here from Van Horn and his daughter Mrs. J. S. Mitchell from Sweetwater.
Later same date:
W.G. Canon dead
Mr. W. G. Canon died at 1:00 this morning and was buried at 5:00this afternoon from the Adams house. Mr. Canon moved from his farm to the Adams house less than a year ago, and had been very sick for a month or more with some form ofTuberculosis. Rev. R. W. Benge will furnish us with an obituary tomorrow. (WG died 16th of May)