James Oliver Hain

1868–1953 (Age 84)
La Grange, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Oliver

When James Oliver Hain was born on 10 June 1868, in La Grange, Cass, Michigan, United States, his father, William Henry Harrison Hain, was 28 and his mother, Emily Wiley, was 24. He married Grace Messenger on 18 October 1893, in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Cassopolis, La Grange Township, Cass, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 1953, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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James Oliver Hain
Grace Messenger
Marriage: 18 October 1893
James Gordon Hain
Russell Messenger Hain
Phillip Hain

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18 October 1893
Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle English heghen, a weak plural of hegh, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. See also Haynes .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Hain, Heyne. This is derived from the Germanic personal name Hagano, originally a byname meaning ‘hawthorn’. It is found in England before the Conquest, but was popularized by the Normans. In the Danelaw, it may be derived from Old Norse Hagni, Hǫgni ( see Hagan ), a Scandinavianized version of the same name.3 English: nickname for a wretched individual, from Middle English hain(e), heyne ‘wretch’, ‘niggard’.

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • James Hain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Hains, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James O Hain, "United States Census, 1920"

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