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Monroe James Cain
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1871
Oregon, USA
Death: May 12, 1901
Lowell
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Monroe was the son of Edward and Amanda Jane (Tyner) Cain. He was one of 14 children. He was born July 11, 1871, most likely around Middle Fork, Lane county, Oregon. He married Maggie Sarah Lewis Neet October 26, 1899. They had one child, Edith Marie Cain born on April 28, 1901. Monroe died in a tragic drowning in the Willamette River near Lowell, Oregon when his row boat capsized. His brother John Cain, found him almost three weeks later.

Eugene Register Guard

May 18, 1901

Page 1 column 3

Monroe Cain Victim of Treacherous Waters

Body Not Yet Recovered

Daily Guard May 14

A.M. Griffin, of the upper Willamette country, was in town today and told a Guard reporter of the drowning of Monroe Cain in the Willamette river Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Cain and two boys, Neet and Sharp by name, were coming down the river in a row boat about six miles above the Hyland place and about 25 miles from Eugene, when at 2 o'clock the boat in some manner was over-turned. The occupants were precipitated into the water and the boys succeeded in reaching the shore in safety but Mr. Cain was unable to do so and was drowned.

The river was dragged for the body without success, so Mr. Griffin came to Eugene after dynamite which will be used to raise the body.

The drowned man was married and was aged about 30 years. He was well known in the upper Willamette country and his tragic death has cast a gloom over the neighborhood 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward D. Cain (1828 - 1905)
  Amanda Jane Tyner Cain (1833 - 1916)
 
 Siblings:
  Squire William Cain (1843 - 1901)*
  Joshua William Cain (1857 - 1938)*
  John Marshall Cain (1862 - 1946)*
  Edward Cain (1866 - 1885)*
  Martha Ellen Cain Stiers (1868 - 1947)*
  Monroe James Cain (1871 - 1901)
  Elzora Amanda Cain Winfrey (1874 - 1963)*
  Rachel Cain (1877 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon Pioneer Cemetery
Springfield
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 28-4
 
Created by: Eellitta
Record added: Jul 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73262077
Monroe James Cain
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Monroe James Cain
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Monroe James Cain
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