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Obituary ~ James Robert Cain
May 28, 1853 ~ March 25, 1923

The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, March 29, 1923

JAMES CAIN, a well-known farmer residing at Grand River, dropped dead at his home Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock. MR. CAIN had not been in the best of health since he had the flu a couple of years ago, but was feeling fine Sunday, and ate a very hearty dinner. After dinner, he went out in the yard and got an armful of wood, and came into the house and sat down in a rocking chair. A few minutes later, MRS. CAIN heard an unusual sound, and going to him, found he was dying, his death being due to heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in Woodland Township, Wednesday morning, interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, April 5, 1923


JAMES ROBERT CAIN was born in Iola, Clay County, Illinois, May 28, 1853, where his boyhood days were spent. He departed this life March 25, 1923, at his home in Grand River, Iowa. Heart failure being the cause of his death. He was the second son of WATSON and JULIA CAIN, who have preceded him in death. The older brother, W.H. CAIN, living in New Mexico.

The family moved to Sullivan, Moultrie County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood, and later to Yankton, South Dakota, where they lived eight years. In the spring of 1895, they came to Leon, Iowa, settling on a farm in Woodland Township. On May 29, 1899, he was married to MARY GRIFFIN, of Leon, Iowa. To this union were born two sons, the oldest dying in infancy and PAUL, who, with his mother, is left to mourn his departure.

Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church in Grand River on Wednesday morning. Interment in Catholic Cemetery in Woodland Township.

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July 27, 2002