Eli Aaron Cain

5 April 1840–21 January 1916 (Age 75)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eli Aaron

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 5 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.

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Eli Aaron Cain
Sarah Jane Bowen
Marriage: 4 March 1866
Dr. Milton R Cain
Nils Cain
A'nah Cain
Emma Cain
India Ella Cain
Nancy Cain
John Cain
David Cain
Eli H Cain

Spouse and Children

4 March 1866
Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 20

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Aaron Carie in household of David Carie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eli A Cain, "Kansas State Census, 1905"
  • E S Cain, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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