Drucilla Cain

Female19 January 1837–17 October 1904

Brief Life History 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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James M Elgin
Drucilla Cain
Marriage: 1 April 1866
Grant Elgin
Ada Elgin
Nancy Elgin
Willie Elgin
Thomas C. Elgin

Sources (15)

  • Drucilla Carie in household of David Carie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Drucilla Cain - Individual or family possessions: birth: 19 January 1837; Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Drucella Cain in entry for James Elgin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1866Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1838: Platte create from Non-County Areas 28 and 12


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Manx: from Gaelic Mac Catháin ‘son of Cathan’, see Kane . The personal name literally meant ‘warrior’, a derivative of Manx cah ‘battle’ (Irish cath).

    English: variant of Cane .

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the city of Caen in Calvados, France.

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

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