James Leo Cain Jr.

Male21 June 1918–10 April 1984

Brief Life History of James Leo

When James Leo Cain Jr. was born on 21 June 1918, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, his father, James Leo Cain, was 28 and his mother, Jessica J. Motley, was 27. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 April 1984, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Pine Rest Cemetery, Foley, Baldwin, Alabama, United States.

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James Leo Cain Jr.
Blanche Mabel Anderson

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  • James L Cain, Jr in household of James L Cain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jas Leo Cain, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Leo Cain, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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