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Clara Moses was born in Westfield, Massachusetts.
She was the second counselor to general president Louie B. Felt from 1880 to 1895. Instead of traveling on to Utah Territory, she settled in San Francisco. William Mason died in 1868.Clara moved to Salt Lake City and in 1875 she became a plural wife of Angus M. Cannon, who would later be prosecuted for unlawful cohabitation under the Edmunds Acting.The case of Cannon v. United States eventually went to the United States Supreme Court.Clara and Angus Cannon had three children together. When Louie B. Felt became the first general presidency of the Primary, Matilda M. Barratt and Cannon were selected as Felt"s counselors.Cannon was a counselor until 1895.The next year she was succeeded in the position by Josephine R. West. Clara Moses Cannon died of throat cancer in Centerville, Utah, aged 87 and was interred in Salt Lake City Cemetery.