Malissa Cain

5 October 1909–18 November 1989 (Age 80)
Franklin, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Malissa

When Malissa Cain was born on 5 October 1909, in Franklin, Mississippi, United States, her father, Renous Cain, was 23 and her mother, Myrtis Magee, was 23. She married Earl Irving Knox on 10 January 1926, in Amite, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Beat 5, Franklin, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 November 1989, in Smithdale, Amite, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Little Springs, Franklin, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Irving Knox
Malissa Cain
Marriage: 10 January 1926
Renes Knox
John D Knox
Toots Knox
Clifton Wiser Knox
Clyde Earl Knox

Spouse and Children

10 January 1926
Amite, Mississippi, United States


    Renes Knox



    Toots Knox


    Clifton Wiser Knox


    Clyde Earl Knox


Parents and Siblings

    Renous Cain


    Myrtis Magee




    Lela Cain



    Martina Cain


World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 7

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Malissa Knox in household of Irving Knox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Malicia Cain in household of Ranus Cain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Malissia Knox in household of Bates Knox, "United States Census, 1940"

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