When Eli Aaron Cain was born on 5 April 1840, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, David Cain, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lynch, was 33. He married Sarah Jane Bowen on 4 March 1866, in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alexandria, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Union Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 January 1916, in McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Jefferson, Kansas, United States.
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.
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