Elmira Ann or Annie Cain

Female1868–24 August 1924

Brief Life History of Elmira Ann or Annie

When Elmira Ann or Annie Cain was born in 1868, in St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Sylvester Cain, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Stewart, was 35. She married Hamilton Alexander on 8 March 1894, in St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lincoln, Niagara, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Lincoln, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 24 August 1924, in Barton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 56.

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Hamilton Alexander
Elmira Ann or Annie Cain
Marriage: 8 March 1894
Francis William Alexander
Elsie May Alexander

Sources (10)

  • Ann Cain in entry for Elsie May Alexander, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Elmira Ann Cain in household of George S. Cain, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Annie Cain, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1894St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 1



    Age 3

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 15

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    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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