Mrs. Jennie Curtis Cannon was born in 1855, the daughter of Gold T. Curtis and Mary Abigail Anderson. She was married to Henry Cannon, who later became President of the Chase National Bank in New York City. Mrs. Cannon was active in the equal suffrage movement in New York State, including serving as a district director for the New York State Equal Suffrage Association. She was elected the third vice president of the New York State Suffrage Society and later served as Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Mrs. Cannon also was very active in the Delaware County (NY) area in advocating for equal suffrage, bringing in nationally known speakers on the topic. She also was involved with the local Delhi Equal Suffrage Club, providing them with an office in Delhi. Mrs. Cannon died in 1929 while returning from a trip to Europe.