- Born : 1850-1851 Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland
- Died : 2 November 1928 at Hoylake Cottage Hospital following a road accident
- Funeral : Anfield Crematorium Liverpool
MR WILLIAM CANNING - For many years an active social worker in the Manchester district, Mr William Canning, aged 77, died in the Hoylake Cottage Hospital on 2 November, as a result of a road accident. He came to Manchester from Scotland in 1874 and was with Mr Henry Lord, the architect, for about twenty years, after which he began business on his own account. Mr Canning’s interests were considerably varied. His numerous associations included the Manchester and Salford District Temperance Association, of which he was honorary secretary during several years, the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Manchester Athenaeum and Athenaeum Graphic Club. He was also connected with the work of the Unitarian Churches in the district and with the United Kingdom Alliance.
Probably indeed his greatest efforts were in the cause of temperance. He was keenly interested in all aspects of science and art, a whole-hearted lover of nature and an amateur painter of no small ability. In addition he occasionally wrote poems of considerable merit. On first coming to Manchester, Mr Canning settled in Flixton and removed to Meols on the Wirral in 1925. The funeral took place at the Anfield Crematorium, Liverpool on 6 November. [Manchester City News 10 November 1928 Page 11]
1903 William Canning, architect, 34 John Dalton Street Manchester
1909 William Canning FMSA, architect, 5 Cross Street, Manchester
1911 William Canning FMSA, architect, 20 Cross Street, Manchester
1919 William Canning FMSA, architect, 20 Cross Street, Manchester
1924 William Canning Imperial Buildings Oxford Road (31-12-24 LCAS)
1883-1886 William Canning architect 36 Ellesmere Street Moss Side
1891-1901 Flixton (Census)
1903-1911 William Canning, architect, Rothiemay Road Flixton
1925-1928 William Canning FMSA “Red Rowan” Doverport Road, Hoylake.