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Alexander W. Cain 

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John Nathaniel Cain
10/6/1836 - 4/27/1880

Marinthia Powell
2/1842 - 6/13/1919
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Alexander W. Cain
4/7/1878 - 11/28/1935
(Shown at age 31)
Alexander W. Cain was born on April 7, 1878 somewhere in Florida and died on November 28, 1935 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 57 years old.

Census6/1/1880 prcenit #15 FL (Santa Rosa County) 2 yrs old 
Marintha Cane (age 38), James H. Cane (19), Samuel Cane (13), Ellen Cane (11), Martha Cane (10), Joel Cane (9), John Cane (8), Jane Cane (6), George Cane (4), Hilliard Cane (2),& Alexander Cane (1) Marintha was born in AL, she keep house. James & Samuel were born in TX, they work on the farm. Ellen born in LA, all other children born in FL. Marintha’s parents were born in SC. Children state their parents were born in AL.  
Census6/1/1900 Crestview precinct #15 FL (Walton County) 22 yrs old 
Family # 406: Marintha J. Cain (age 58 – born 2/1842 -AL) head, Arilla Houston (6 –born 10/1893 -AL) daughter, James Houston (3 –born 10/1896 - FL) son, & Louise Houston (72 –born 10/1827- AL) mother. Louise’s parents were born in SC. Louise had 5 children, 4 are living, she is a widow. Marintha had 15 children, 10 of them are living, she was married 38 years and is a widow. Her parents were born in AL. She is a farmer.

(other children of Marintha’s family live with the Barrows)
family# 414 James Barrow( 39-Oct. 1860), Alsie Barrow (36 Oct 1863), James Barrow(15-Oct 1884), Charles (13-June 1886) Joel A. Cain ( age 28 July-1871), John W. Cain( 27-Aug.1872), George T. Cain (23-July 1876), Stephen H. Cain (22- Oct. 1877), Alexander W. Cain (21 –Apr 1879), Nathaniel F. Cain (19-July 1880), Sarah E. Cain (12-Nov.1887), Samuel J. Reed (10-dec. 1889), James M. Reed (9-May 1891), Mary M. Reed (7 – Mar.1893) The Cains were born in FL, their father in GA & mother NC and the Reeds born FL & parents AL. Joel is a day laborer. John, George, Stephen & Alex as log drivers, Nathaniel, Sarah, Samuel, James & Mary attend school.

next door: family # 405: Samuel Cain (age 33 –born 3/1867) , Elizabeth (30-born 11/1869), Stephen H. (10 –born 1/1890), Thomas E. (8 –born 2/1892), William A. 6 - born3/1896), Travis P. (4 – born 2/1894), Alice L (2 – born 9/1897).Samuel was born in AL, all other were born in FL. Parents were born in AL.. Samuel is a day laborer. Stephen, Thomas and William attend school. Elizabeth had 5 children all are living, she and Sam have been married 11 years.  
Census6/1/1900 Crestview FL (Walton County) 22 yrs old 
Family # 414: James Barrow (age 39 -Oct. 1860), Alsie Barrow (36 - Oct. 1863), James C. Barrow (15 - Oct. 1884), Charles C. Barrow (13 - June 1886), Joel A. Cain (28 - july 1871), John W. Cain (27 -Aug. 1872), George T. Cain (23 july 1876), Seppen h. Cain (22 - Oct. 1877), Alevander w. Cain (21 - Apr. 1879), Nathanel f. Cain (19 -July 1880), Sarah E. Cain (12-Nov. 1887), Samuel J. Rud (10 - Dec. 1889), James M. Rud (9 - May 1891) Mary M. Rud (7 - Mar. 1893). All children are listed as son or daughter of head of house, James Barrow. James, Alsie, James C. and Charles were born in AL, all others in FL. James Barrow father was born in AL, mother FL. John W., George, Sephen, Alex, Nathanael and Sarah’s father was born in GA and mother in SC. Alex, James C., Charles, Joel are day laborers. Samuel, Alex, John, George, Seppen are Log Drawings. James C., Charles, Nathaniel, Sarah, Samuel, James & Mary are attending school. James Barrow is a laborer.  
Census4/28/1930 Taylors Mill, precint #5 FL (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
family# 41: Alex W Cain (age 51),Claudie Cain (38), Ruth Cain (17), Lance Cain (15), Monroe Cain (13), Ruby Cain (10), Opal Cain (7), Medford Cain (4, 2mo.), Lycurgus Cain (4, 2mo.), and Mildred Cain (1, 5mo.) All were born in FL, as were there parents. Alex was married at age 30 & Claudie at age 18. Alex is a farmer, farm #34.  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/28/1935 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 57 yrs old 
W.A. CAIN - 4/7/1878 to 11/28/1935 sec.1 lot 89 - Nettle Ridge Cemetery.  

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4 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
5 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
6 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
28 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
39 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
50 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
1 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
11 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
17 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
19 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
22 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
22 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
23 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
24 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
25 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
26 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
28 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
28 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
34 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
35 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
36 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
45 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
45 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
46 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
48 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
49 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
50 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
4 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
7 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
30 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
34 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
35 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
39 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
41 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
31 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
32 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
49 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
51 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
52 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
54 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
55 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
56 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
56 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
57 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
31 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
36 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
39 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
41 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
42 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Alex & Claudia
Alex & Claudia

Claudia Pope
Born on June 2, 1891 and died on November 17, 1931.
They were married 1/1/1909.

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The Children of Alexander W. Cain

20 years old
Edna Lois Cain
Born somewhere in Florida on November 26, 1910 and died in Blountstown, Florida on December 30, 1960. She was 50 years old.

Howard Earl Bailey
Claudia Faye Bailey
Donna Myrl Bailey ...
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