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Fred M. Cain

Fred M. Cain, son of Edward and Josephine Cain, was born at Indianapolis, IN., February 27, 1896 and died at the Veteran’s Hospital at Lincoln, NE., April 17, 1943 at the age of 47 years. Following the death of his father and a sister, Ruth, in 1899, the mother brought her family to Mount Ayr, but the next year moved to Clearfield, where the children attended the public school. In 1918 Fred gave his services to his country and became a member of the regular army. He remained in service throughout the war, being on board ship as the Armistice was signed. After the death of his step-father, W. H. Wiley, they moved to Shenandoah, where Fred began work as a radio repairman. He conducted this business until illness overtook him in July 1942. On October 3, 1928, he was united in marriage to Ellen Spain. Fred possessed a cheerful disposition and stood for all that made for noble manhood. He united with the Methodist Church when a youth and remained true to his religious instructions. He was a member of the American Legion at Shenandoah, which gave him full military honors at the funeral services on April 19, 1943, both at the funeral home and the cemetery. To cherish his memory are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Wiley of Shenandoah; a brother, Harley Cain of Savannah, MO.; a sister, Doris Vogt of Council Bluffs; two nephews Roger and Edwin Cain of Savannah, MO., besides other relatives and friends.

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