JONAS FINLEY CANODE D.D.S.-- A skillful and successful practioner of Dentistry at Mount Morris, Ogle County, Ill., who has commended himself to the confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen to a degree which has won for him an enviable reputation, was born in Franklin County, Pa., January 23, 1863. His parents were William Lewis and Mary E. (SITES) CANODE, natives of that same state and county, the paternal grandparents, Jonas and Mary (HILDEBRANT) CANODE, and the maternal grandfather, Emanuel SITES, also having been born in the same State. In Pennsylvania William L. CANODE followed farming, and continued in this occupation in Mount Morris Township, Ogle County, from 1876 until the time of his death in 1900. His wife died in 1895. They had a family of four children as follows: FRANK E., deceased; SUSAN R. (Mrs. Dr. B.F. SWINGLEY), of Freeport, Ill.; JONAS F.; and WILLIAM LEWIS, of Oregon Township, Ogle County. Jonas F. CANODE obtained his literary education in the public schools. In 1891 Dr. CANODE installed a laundry plant at Oregon, Ill., and conducted the business until 1894. In 1895 he entered the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, and after taking a three year course, April 1898, located in Mount Morris, there opening an office for the practice of his profession, in which he has met with notable success. On November 24, 1895, Dr. CANODE was wedded to Lucy A. SEYSTER, a daughter of Michael and Margaret (RIDENOUR) SEYSTER, natives of Washington County, Md., who moved to Oregon, Ill., where Mrs. CANODE was born. Three children have blessed this union, namely: MARY S., born April 9, 1899; MAURICE S., born July 31, 1900; and ROBERT F., born March 4, 1904. In political affairs, Dr. CANODE is a supporter of the Republican party. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the M. W. A.; K. of G.; and M. W. He and his estimable wife are highly regarded by all classes in the community.

Encyclopedia of Illinois and The History of Ogle County, Ill. 1909, Volume 2, Munsell Publishing, Chicago, Ill. page 865.


NOTE: Research indicates the grandmother of Jonas was not Mary Hildebrant but was Mary Donaldson. For details, contact John L. Drye

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