Obit: Cain, Walter L. (1863 - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Cain, Johnson, Karnopp, Hebert, Bennetts

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 27, 1958

Cain, Walter L. (24 June 1863 - 18 March 1958)

Walter L. Cain, 94, died in a hospital in Chippewa Falls, March 18, of old age complications.

One of 16 children, he was born in Sheboygan County June 24, 1863.  He was married to Amanda Johnson in 1910.  She died in 1918.  He owned a timber tract in the Town of Beaver and farmed near Marshfield for four years.  He also lived in California and Canada.

He is survived by a son, Ulysses Cain of Loyal; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Karnopp of Thorp; a step-daughter Mrs. Chester Hebert of Unity; a step-son, Carl Johnson of Davenport, Ia.; four sisters; a brother; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Myre Funeral Home Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Wendell Bennetts officiating.  Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield.


----Source: clipping in possession of Zada Bloom


Walter L. Cain Services Are Conducted Friday (1863-1958)


Walter L. Cain, 94, died in Chippewa Falls Tuesday morning March 18, of old age complications.


Mr. Cain, one of 16 children, was born June 24, 1863 In Sheboygan County.  He was married to Amanda Johnson in 1910.  She died in 1918.


He owned a tract of timber in the town of Sherman and farmed for four years near Marshfield.  He also lived in California and Canada.


Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Myre Funeral Home.  The rites were conducted by the Rev. Wendell Bennetts, pastor of the Methodist Church.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield.


Pallbearers were Adolph Gretzner, Art Anderson, Ben Clouse, John Stowe, Roy Hebert, and William Essex.


Miss Nelda Foelske sang "In The Garden" and "Abide With Me."  Mrs. Byron Zepplin was organist.


Mr. Cain is survived by a son, Ulysses of Loyal; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Phoebe) Karnopp, Thorp; two step-children, Mrs. Chester Hebert, Unity and Carl Johnson of Davenport, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie Ford, Mrs. Mabel Grooms, and Mrs. Alphus Kieffer, all of California, and Mrs. Inez Kappleman of Sheboygan Falls; one brother, Ulysses Cain of Sheboygan Falls; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Karnopp and children, Thorp; Mrs. Wesley Johnson, Mrs. Hugh Johnson, and Mrs. Leonard Schmidt, Winter; Mr. and Mrs. John Lea Vessuer, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Guenther, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Neuman and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hebert, Spencer; and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Langfeldt, Wausau.   




Biographical Information




The photos above of Amanda (Johnson) Cain (wife of Walter) came from the Hebert Family (of Beaver Township) Albums.


1880 Federal Census


Name: Walter Cain
Residence: Holland, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Birthdate: 1863
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Charles Cain
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name: Phoebe Cain
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 17 years
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Parent: Charles Cain M 51
Parent: Phoebe Cain F 42
Wellington Cain M 22
Alvey Cain M 19
Walter Cain M 17
Ellen Cain F 14
Ulyssus Cain M 12
Lottie Cain F 10
Ina Cain F 8
Mabel Cain F 5
Lodin Cain F 2


1905 Wisconsin State Census


Name: Walter Cain
Age: 42y
Estimated Birth Year: Abt 1863
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Brother
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Place of Birth: Parent 1: Holland
Place of Birth: Parent 2: Holland
Family Number: 30
Page Number: 21
Line Number: 25
Alvah Cain M 44y
Francis Cain F 36y
Waren O Cain M 14y
Charles Cain M 3y
Brother: Walter Cain M 42y




Helen Blaha furnished the photos of Amanda Cain.



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