Drucilla Cain

19 January 1837–17 October 1904 (Age 67)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Drucilla

When Drucilla Cain was born on 19 January 1837, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, David Cain, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Jane Lynch, was 30. She married James M Elgin on 1 April 1866, in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pettis Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Sugar Creek, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 17 October 1904, in Connell, Franklin, Washington, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

James M Elgin
1834–1913
Drucilla Cain
1837–1904
Marriage: 1 April 1866
Grant Elgin
1869–1935
Ada Elgin
1872–
Nancy Elgin
1874–
Willie Elgin
1876–1957
Thomas C. Elgin
1878–1969

Spouse and Children

    James M Elgin

    Male1834–1913Male

    Female1837–1904Female

MARRIAGE
1 April 1866
Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States
children

(5)

    Grant Elgin

    Male1869–1935Male

    Ada Elgin

    Female1872–Female

    Nancy Elgin

    Female1874–Female

    Male1876–1957Male

    Male1878–1969Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 1

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 19

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain, patronymic from Iain, one of the Gaelic forms of John . This name is found in many other spellings, including Mccain , Kean , and Mckean . In some cases it may also be a variant of Coyne .2 English: variant spelling of Cane .3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados, France, named with the Gaulish elements catu ‘battle’ + magos ‘field’, ‘plain’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Drucilla Carie in household of David Carie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dansilla Elgin in household of James Elgin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Drucilla Cain in household of David Cain, "United States Census, 1850"

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