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Royce W. Cannon
17 February 1893 (Cannon community, Grayson Co., TX) -  3 May 1937 (Van Alstyne, TX
s/o E.H. & Alice Cannon

US Army

Van Alstyne Leader
May 6, 1937

Van Alstyne Man Killed Monday Night Here in Car Wreck
Funeral services for Royce W. Cannon, 44, who was instantly killed here Monday night when his car left the highway and overturned a number of times, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Van Deren funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd Mottley conducting. Burial was in the Van Alstyne cemetery.
Mr. Cannon was born February 17, 1893 at Cannon, the son of the late E.H. and Alice Cannon, Grayson county pioneers. He was married to Miss Virginia Merritt of Trenton December 19, 1916. He was a World War veteran having served in France almost two years. He was also a member of the James Adams Post of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Miss Helen Cannon, one sister, Mrs. J.H. Sheid, all of Van Alstyne, and two brothers, J.R. Cannon of Calif., and J.E. Cannon of Pearshall.
Pallbearers were Gus Lewallen, Creed Taylor, Jim McLemore, Roscoe Garver, Col Milam and Perry Waldrop.
Mr. Cannon was instantly killed Monday night about 8 o'clock when his car turned over about two miles north of town. The car apparently turned over when he attempted to steer it back on the highway after it hit the soft shoulders of the road. No one was with him and definite details are not known. 

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