CANNON, Albert

1840 - 1889

Albert Cannon, was born at Sutton-at-Hone, Chatham, Kent in late 1840, son of Stephen Cannon, a miller, and his wife Emma née Cooper who married at Sutton in 1835. He attended Bexley Heath Academy in 1851. Albert married at Dartford, Kent in 1869, Charlotte Ann Green and after a couple of years as a millwright & engineer, living at Palmerston Road, Carshalton, Surrey, by 1872 had settled in Ipswich as a commercial clerk at Packard's Chemical Works at Bramford, near Ipswich. In 1881, a 40 year old commercial clerk at a chemical manufacturer, living at Orwell Lodge, Bramford Road, Ipswich with his 36 year old wife Charlotte and their seven children, Albert Stuart 10, John Copper 8, both born at Carshalton, Alice Gertrude Cannon 7 [q.v.], Emily Florence 5, Mary Bertha 4, Hilda Constance 2 and newly born Evelyn Amy, all born in Ipswich. Sir Edward Packard [q.v] may have had something to do with him taking up art and Albert was a member of Ipswich Art Club from 1880, and assistant secretary, until his death but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at his home at 37 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich on 13 December 1889, aged 49, leaving a widow and eight children.