Howard Martin Cannon1

#8103, b. 20 Jan 1913, d. 15 May 1970
Last Edited:28 Jun 2015
FatherHarvey Clinton Cannon2
MotherLaurence Vivian Rivet2 b. 29 Mar 1893, d. 5 Aug 1915
Relationship6th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

BirthHoward Martin Cannon was born on 20 Jan 1913 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.2
Census1920, nephewHoward Cannon (given age 7) was enumerated as a nephew of Hernando Ebensperger (given age 35) on the 1920 Census, living at Harvey Avenue at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, LA.3
Census1930, nephewHoward Cannon (given age 17) was enumerated as a nephew of Morris Dulaney (given age 43) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. He was single, and worked as a laborer for a box factory.4
MarriageHoward Martin Cannon married first Myrtle Ruth Evans in 1934 at Pinellas County, FL.5
CensusHoward Cannon (given age 22) and Ruth Cannon (given age 17) appeared on the census of 1935 at 1143 Bass Blvd. at Pinellas County, FL. They rented their home with their "sister-in-law" Esther Thibeau (age 23) and her daughter Shirley Mae (age 3). A boarder Jack Bean and his young son also lived there. Ruth and Howard had a "junior high" education, and neither were employed.6
ResidenceAccording to the 1940 census, in 1935, Howard Martin Cannon and his wife, Myrtle, lived in rural Pinellas County, FL.7
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1939, Howard M Cannon and his wife, Ruth, lived at Istrauma Street in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Howard worked as an auto mechanic.8
Census1940Howard Cannon (given age 27) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 1105 Fifth Street at Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Ruth Cannon (given age 22). They owned their home, which was valued at $500. Howard had a ninth grade education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked 48 hours as an auto repair mechanic, and had earned $1,200 in 1939. Ruth had three years of high school education, and was a homemaker.7
MarriageHoward Martin Cannon married second Margaret Rich.1
DeathHoward Martin Cannon died at age 57 on 15 May 1970 at Pointe Coupee General Hospital in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.1
BurialHe was buried at Chenal Cemetery in Chenal, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.1


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  2. [S754] Louisiana Birth Records. Louisiana Secretary of State. Website. Online
  3. [S951] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Tammany Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S826] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001. marriage index. Online at
  6. [S1222] 1935 Florida State Census. FL. Pinellas County. Digital images. State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
  7. [S1221] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Rapides Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S793] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.