Benjamin Thomas Cannon (1881 – 1962)

Benjamin was born in Cowra on 07/10/1881.

He married to Norah Jane Byrne in Cowra in 1906. Norah was born in Liverpool NSW in 1873.

They had the following children:

  • James G Cannon (1907 –   ?  )

  • Clarice Margaret Cannon (1909 – 1980)

  • Harold Thomas Cannon (1910 – 1910)

Norah died in Cowra on 25/11/1911.

In 1914 in Cowra Benjamin remarried to Elizabeth Mounsey Adams. She was born in Goulburn in 1873.

Elizabeth died in Morongla on 02/02/1924, according to the “Deceased Estate Files”.

In the Cemetery index it is 28/07/1924.


In January 1934 Benjamin remarried to Jessie Hermansson (nee Simmonds). She was born in 1880 and died on 26/09/1940 in Cowra.

In 1943 Benjamin remarried again in Randwick to Amy Winifred Strahan. Amy was born in Moruya in Aug 1892.

At the time of her marriage she was a Postal assistant.

Amy died in Lakemba on 05/07/1967.

Benjamin died in Campsie on 30/12/1962.

James Geoffrey Cannon (1907 –    ?   )

James was born in Peak Hill in 1907.

He showed up on the electoral rolls together with his father, both as blacksmith.

James last mention was in the electoral roll of 1943 were he was listed as a fitters assistant, on the same address as his father the blacksmith.

Clarice Margaret Cannon (1909 – 1980)

Clarice was born in Cowra on 06/12/1909.

She married to Eric Victor Glanville in St Peters in 1929. Eric was born on 28/11/1907 in Cootamundra.

They had 3 children.

Clarice died in Peakhurst on 17/01/1980.

Eric died on 30/01/1984 in Rockhampton, Queensland, late of Peakhurst.

Harold Thomas Cannon (1910 – 1910)

There is a birth and death record for an unnamed male for 1910. On the headstone of his mother the infant is named as Harold Thomas.