|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1808, Isle of Man|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1888|
John was baptized June 12, 1808.
Was Justice of the Peace in Mount Pleasant Twp for 6 years.
The Atchison Daily Champion, Saturday, 25 February 1888
DEATH OF JOHN W. CAIN
Mr. John W. Cain died at 8 o'clock a.m., yesterday, at his residence, No. 1320 Kansas avenue. The funeral will take place from Trinity church at 2:30 p.m., Sunday.
Mr. Cain was one of the pioneers of this part of Kansas, having lived here nearly thirty two years. He was born at Castleton, Isle of Man, April 6, 1808, and was conspicuously successful as a business man. He came to Atchison county in 1856, and has been closely identified with the progress of this community ever since. J. W. Cain was one of the first Justices of the Peace in Atchison county, and held his court in a log cabin in a corn field, a few miles from the present site of the city of Atchison. Such subsequent luminaries as General Guthrie and Senator Ingalls commenced their career as attorneys in this pioneer court. It is enough to say that none of his neighbors ever appealed from any of 'Squire Cain's decisions.
Every one in this community knew the erect form and patriarchal appearance that has been familiar on the streets of Atchison so many years. He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He love humanity, as much in its weakness as in its strength, and although bold and frank in the expression of his own views, he was always chivalrous and tolerant in weighing the opinions of others. 'Squire Cain was a broadguage Christian, in the true sense of that term. He delighted in the furtherance of all methods that had righteousness for their end. He was ready always to hold out a helping hand for the relief of distress in any form. He was a man of strong intellect and studious habits. He was a lover of the world and always looked upon the bright side of life. For many years he was a regular attendant at Trinity church, and since the beginning of his last sickness received the holy sacrament, at his home, administered by Bishop Leonard, his intimate friend.
J. W. Cain leaves a large family of children and grand children, besides a great many friends, who will always remember, when they think of him, that the memory of the just smells sweet and blossoms in the air.
After the funeral services Sunday, the remains will be consigned to their final resting place, in Mount Vernon cemetery. A full ornamental metallic casket has been ordered, with silver mountings and a plate bearing the name, date of birth and date of death.
Ann Mylchreest Cain (1808 - 1867)*
Elizabeth Cain (1834 - 1923)*
William S Cain (1836 - 1920)*
Sacred to the Memory of
John William Cain,
Born in Castletown. Isle of Man,
April 6th, 1808.
Died in Atchison, Kansas,
February 24th, 1888.
He settled in Atchison County in 1856.
Respected and beloved as Parent and Friend.
Mount Vernon Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 07, 2011
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