CANNON, RUFUS - Maricopa County, Arizona | RUFUS CANNON - Arizona Gravestone Photos


Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery
Maricopa County,

b. Nov. 27, 1868, Iowa Hill, California, USA
d. May 13, 1944, Congress, Arizona
s/o Frank & Mary McKehler Cannon
h/o Inez Cannon

Mr. Cannon told many interesting stories of his early day experiences in this region, but the one which impressed him the most, and which he never forgot, was in connection with the Walnut Grove flood on Washington's Birthday in 1894. In that tragic catastrophe of early Arizona, Mr. Cannon personally recovered bodies of 14 men, women and children from the raging waters of the Hassayampa, which, after 16 days and nights of steady rain, took out the earthen dam and carried to their death more than 200 people residing in the Walnut Grove and other settlements downstream.

Photo originally taken by Sharon Reinhardt for Find-A-Grave and permission given to add to the Az. Gravestone Photo Project website.

Contributed on 1/11/10 by sbodiroga
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Submitted: 1/11/10 • Approved: 1/11/10 • Last Updated: 11/16/12 • R72889-G0

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