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Thomas and Bridget (Tonra) Cannon
Thomas Cannon (1867-1940) and Bridget (Tonra) Cannon (1869-1942) both emigrated from Ireland. They married in 1892 and were listed at 1 Walter Ave. in “The Farm” neighborhood by 1900. By 1918 they had moved to “The Point” neighborhood finally settling in at 90 Highland Rd. where they lived with Cannon and Tonra extended-family members. They raised seven surviving children in Brookline.

Thomas Cannon worked for a number of years as a gardener for a private estate. This has been reported as the “Webster’s estate” but it is not yet identified. There was a “Webster’s estate” with an on-site gardener’s cottage in Chestnut Hill but that does not appear to be a likely match

Courtesy of the University Archives & Special Collections Department, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston: Foresters Families: An Exhibition about the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters Records (2012) collection