Santa Cruz County History - People



Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

CAIN, JAMES T (1837-1914)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

NAME: James T Cain
REGISTER #: 8549

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co B/6th Iowa Infantry
ENLISTMENT: 1861/07/01/Hopeville, Ind (?)
DISCHARGED: 1861/10/07 Disability
RE-ENLISTMENT:
RNK/CO/UNIT:
DISCHARGED:
DISABILITY:

Domestic History

BORN: Pennsylvania (1835?)
AGE: 71
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'7"/Lt, Bl, Gr/Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Laborer
RESIDENCE: Santa Cruz
MARRIED SINGLE: Married
NEXT OF KIN Mary Cain (wife) Santa Cruz

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $12
ADMISSION: 1907/10/25
DISCHARGED 1907/11/18 Own Request
DATE OF DEATH:
CAUSE OF DEATH

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: 899,983
EFFECTS:
HOW DISPOSED OF:
BURIAL INFO:

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 4, 1914)

Old Soldier Passes Away
J.S. Cain is Buried at Oakdale

J.S. Cain, aged 77, a former resident of this city and an old soldier who was a member of Wallace Reynolds corps, G.A.R., died last Tuesday at Oakdale, and the funeral was held at that place from the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon.

In 1881 Mr. and Mrs. Cain came to Oakdale from Iowa and with the exception of four years, they have resided in the vicinity of Oakdale. In 1885 Mr. Cain and his family returned to Iowa, where they remained until 1889 when they returned to Oakdale.

Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cain celebrated their Golden wedding at the home of their daughter, Mrs. David Herstine, which was then in Santa Cruz.

Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Cain, two daughters, Mrs. David Herstein of Oakdale, and Mrs. Flora Meyer, of Golden Arrow, Nev., and two sons, Samuel Cain of Richmond and Milo Cain of near Tonopah, Nevada.


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