Maurice Cain

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 02/05/1900

 

 

Maurice Cain was born in Pierce, Wisconsin on January 8, 1878.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on December 19, 1895
at St, Paul, Minnesota. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had black hair,
blue eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer. He was discharged from
this enlistment as a Private at Fort Crook, Nebraska on December 18, 1898 with a character reference of Excellent.

The next day, on December 19, 1898 Cain re-enlisted as a Private in Company A 22nd Infantry at Fort Crook,
Nebraska for a period of 3 years. His previous occupation on this enlistment was listed as Soldier.

Private Maurice Cain died of an organic heart lesion at the U.S. Army 1st Reserve Hospital
at Manila, Philippines, on February 5, 1900. (In the Register of Enlistments his cause of death
was recorded as pulmonary edema.)

Below is the entry for his name in a report of deaths from Company A 22nd Infantry,
from March 1899 to January 1901, as written on January 3, 1901, by 1st Lieutenant David P. Wheeler,
commanding officer of Company A:

 

 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

Maurice Cain was originally buried in the military cemetery at Manila, Island of Luzon.
His body was later returned to the United States for interrment in Minnesota.

 

 

 

Burial:
Saint Malachy Cemetery
Clontarf
Swift County
Minnesota, USA

 

     

Grave marker for Maurice Cain

The inscription reads:

MAURICE CAIN

CO. A.

22 U. S. INF.

Photo by Bev Boyer
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Family monument with inscription for Maurice Cain

Photo by Bev Boyer from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Family plot with monument
and grave marker for
Maurice Cain

Photo by Bev Boyer
from the
Find A Grave website

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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