Joseph Riley Cain

Male8 October 1843–25 January 1925

Brief Life History of Joseph Riley

When Joseph Riley Cain was born on 8 October 1843, in Parkville, Platte, Missouri, United States, his father, David Cain, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lynch, was 36. He married Sarah Jane McCain on 24 December 1868, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Meriden, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 January 1925, at the age of 81.

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Joseph Riley Cain
Sarah Jane McCain
Marriage: 24 December 1868
Helen Cain
George M. Cain
Hattie Bell Cain
Mearle Cain
Roy Cain
John Cain
Ivan Cain

Sources (16)

  • J R Cain, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Riley Cain - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Joseph Riley Cain
  • Joseph K Cain, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1868Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Kansas Territory, United State 1855: Shawnee, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Shawnee, Kansas, United States


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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