Dora Mae Penick

9 February 1872–22 August 1940 (Age 68)
Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dora Mae

When Dora Mae Penick was born on 9 February 1872, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph T Penick, was 23 and her mother, Celia Ann Jordan, was 20. She married Henry Lemon Cain on 6 December 1891. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 5, Benton, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. She died on 22 August 1940, in Camden, Benton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Camden, Benton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lemon Cain
Dora Mae Penick
Marriage: 6 December 1891
Zoetta "Pearl" Cain
Beatrice May Carn
Louie Bingham Cain
Connie Alford Cain
Commie Elihu Cain
Joseph Wesley Cain
Harold Cain
Theo Caine

Spouse and Children

6 December 1891


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Pinnock .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora M Caine in household of Henry L Caine, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Cain in household of Lemon Cain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora M Cain in household of Henry F Cain, "United States Census, 1930"

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