Joseph E. Cardon

Male 1872 - 1956  (83 years)


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  • Name Joseph E. Cardon 
    Born 28 Oct 1872  Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1956  Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Jul 1956  Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1800  McKelleb
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father Paul Cardon,   b. 28 Dec 1839, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1915, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Susannah Goudin,   b. 30 Jul 1833, Prarostino, Torino, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1920, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1857  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F5070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia Wilson,   b. 05 Oct 1870, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1948, Cache County, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1896  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Joseph Legrande W Cardon,   b. 03 Jul 1899, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1900  (Age 1 years)
     2. Ruba Cardon,   b. Abt 1902, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sybil Cardon,   b. Abt 1903, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph E Cardon, Jr.,   b. 25 Dec 1904, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1910, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     5. Bartell W Cardon,   b. 28 Oct 1906, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1969, Alameda County, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Living
     7. Virginia Cardon,   b. 25 Jul 1913, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1920  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph E. Cardon, son of Paul Cardon, was educated in the publicschool s of Logan and in the Brigham Young College, from which he wasgraduate d in 1894 on completing a course in the normaldepartment.Following his g raduation he taught school in Logan for aperiod of two years. Prior to t his, however, he was engaged inmercantile lines and was secretary and s tockholder in the CardonJewelry Company, being closely associated with t hat enterprise forseveral years. In 1896 he was called to serve on a m ission in thenorthern states and spent the first year in Indianapolis, a cting aspresident of the Northern Indiana Conference. During the last earand a half he made his headquarters in Chicago, where he was secretary of the mission for eighteen months. He then returned to Utah inthe s pring of1899 and organized the Logan Knitting Factory, of whichhe was e lected president. With this he was actively associated foreight years. H e likewise became manager of the Howell-Cardon Company,which is now th e Shamhart-Christiansen-Howell-Cardon Company, ownersof Logan's leadin g department store. He remained in the latterbusiness for two years. I n 1909 he became connected with the CardonCompany, with which he has s ince been identified save for a period ofthree years spent in Independ ence, Missouri. He was also the editorof the Liahona, the elders' jour nal, from 1913 to 1916 inclusive.This is a weekly paper and has a circ ulation of between fifteen andtwenty thousand copies.While acting as e ditor of the paper hetraveled extensively in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missour i, Texas andIllinois inthe interest of ecclesiastical matters, and in c hurchwork he has always taken a very active and helpful part. He is a member of the Logan first ward and he served as bishop of the ward from1 900 until 1906 inclusive. He was also in the stake presidency ascounse lor until 1911 and has since been made a patriarch, beingordained in F ebruary, 1913. Joseph E. Cardon has thus divided histime, attention and energies betw een secular and church affairs andit is characteristic of him that he c arries forward to successfulcompletion whatever he undertakes, whether i n the up building of themoral forces of the community or the advanceme nt of its materialwelfare. The Cardon Company, of which he is the gene ral manager,conducts one of the largest business enterprises in the st ate and inits control Mr.Cardon has shown splendid powers of organizat ion. Henow bends his energies to constructive effort and administrativ edirection,utilizing every opportunity that opens in the natural ramificationsof trade. His sound judgment enables him to avoid thepitfalls i nto which unrestricted progressiveness is so often led andto direct hi s energies along those lines where fruition is certain.The name of Joseph E. Cardon also figures most prominently upon thepag es of Utah's political history. He takes the keenest interest inpoliti cal and civic matters and puts forth every effort that willadvance the w elfare of the state along those lines. His allegiance isgiven to the d emocratic party and he was a delegate to the Baltimoreconvention of 19 12, on which occasion he received the largest votecast in the state co nvention. In 1912 he was elected to the statelegislature and reelectio n has continued him in the office for threesuccessive terms, each nomi nation being made by acclamation. Duringthe last session of the genera l assembly he became widely known asthe father of the Blue Sky bill, a lso the Red Flag bill and otherleading measures. During two terms' ser vice in the general assemblyhe was chairman of the committee on approp riations and in the threesession she has served on the committee on ed ucation and stateinstitutions. On the 16th of September, 1896, in Logan Temple, Mr.Cardon was married t o Miss Sophia Wilson, a native of Logan and adaughter of Joseph and An n (McCormick) Wilson, whose people werepioneer settlers of Logan. Mrs. W ilson has now passed away. Mr. andMrs. Cardon have become parents of e ight children: Joseph LeGrand,who died in infancy;Joseph E., Jr.; Rula ; Sybil; Bartell W.; Karma;Virginia; and Blanche.All were born in Loga n with the exception ofBlanche, whose birth occurred in Independence, M issouri. The familyresidence, owned by Mr.Cardon, is at No. 56 West Se cond North street.Through the period of the war no one questioned the o ne hundred percent Americanism of Joseph E. Cardon, whose labors were u ntiring forthe benefit of his country in connection with the prosecuti on of thegreat World war in the interests of world democracy. Hewas a m emberof the County Council of Defense, was chairman of war prison work a ndof the home service department. He also engaged actively in the sale of Liberty bonds and War Savings Stamps and took a most earnest andhelp ful part in advancing the interests of the Red Cross. Such inbrief is t he history of Joseph E. Cardon, whose developing powershave brought hi m to the front as one of Utah's most substantial andeminent citizens.H e and his family are today among the largestproperty owners of Logan, h aving built many of the leading businessblocks of the city.There is no p hase of the city's development andprogress with which they have not be en associated, and while holdingto high ideals, their efforts have eve r been of a most practical andresultant character.Joseph E. Cardon has e ver been a man of actionrather than of theory and thus his name stands h igh in connectionwith the business and legislative history of the stat e. Source: UtahSince Statehood, Volumes 1-4 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:Th eGenerations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Noble Warrum, ed..Utah Since Statehood. Vol. 1-4. Chicago, IL, USA and Salt Lake City,UT,US A: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1919.
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