HANNON, JOHN, 1845-1921


Methodist clergyman. Born– November 8, 1845, Montgomery. Parents–Elliott Cromwell and Mary Ann Stubbs Hannon.  Married– Lucy Willis Haile, 1893. Children–two.  Education– McNutt School, Montgomery; University of Alabama, 1862; Randolph Macon College, A.M. Served in Confederate Army, 1863-1865. Bookkeeper in a banking house for two years before joining Virginia Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Pastor of churches in Culpeper Station, Va., Baltimore, New Orleans, Richmond, and Lynchburg before transferring to the Pacific Conference. Pastor for four years in San Francisco, four years in San Jose, three years in Ukiah, and two years in Alameda. In 1900, returned to Virginia, where he served until his death. Honors– University of Alabama, D.D. Died September 2, 1921.


Encyclopedia of World Methodism.

John Hannon…. Richmond:  Whittet & Shepperson, 1924.


The Devil’s Parables; And Other Essays. London; Washbourne, 1910.

John Hannon: Preacher, Essayist, Wit, Humorist, Christian:  Being the Recollections, Sermons, Sketches, Sayings of Forty-Seven Years…  Richmond, VA:  Whittet & Shepperson, 1924.


The Mighty Friend; a Modern Romance of Labor-Warfare, Country-Life and Love. New York; Benziger Brothers, 1913.