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Cain, Oliver J.


Age: 19, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/12/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 7th VT INF, reen 2/18/64, pr CPL 6/15/64, red 11/1/64, reen 2/18/64, pr CPL 6/15/64, red 11/1/64, m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 10/18/1844, Rutland, VT
Death: 01/08/1893

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 52130110


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/21/1888, VT; widow Effie A., 1/10/1894, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Oliver J. Cain

Rutland Daily Herald, Dec. 19, 1893:

Oliver J. Cain, a lifelong citizen of Rutland, died at his home on Church street yesterday afternoon at the age of 49 years. He had for 10 weeks been suffering acutely from Bright's disease, and his death was not unexpected.

Mr. Cain's life was quiet and uneventful. He was born in Rutland October 18, 1844, being the youngest of the eight children of John Cain. He attended the common schools and at the outbreak of the war enlisted and served four years in the 7th Vermont regiment. Since the close of the war he had lived in Rutland and in 1884 was married. His widow survives him.

The most notable trait in Mr. Cain's character, unless it be his staunchness and exactness in meeting obligations, is well indicated by the involuntary remark of an acquaintance yesterday upon hearing of his death - "There are a lot of poor people in town who will miss that man this winter." But although benevolent, in what might be called an extravagant way, he was as far as possible from making any display of his charitable work, and not a hundredth part of what he gave ever was or will be known. But those who knew him well say that he never refused to help any one who seemed to need help, and that repeated impositions upon his kind impulses failed to make the slightest difference as to the openness of his hand. He was a member of Roberts post of the Grand Army, and of the orders of the Knights of Pythias and the Knights of Honor.

The funeral will be held at the house, 40 Church street, at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots