Company A 22nd Infantry
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
at St, Paul, Minnesota. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 ½ 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
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.
Saint Malachy Cemetery
Grave marker for Maurice Cain
The inscription reads:
22 U. S. INF.
Photo by Bev Boyer
Family monument with inscription for Maurice Cain
Photo by Bev Boyer from the Find A Grave website
Family plot with monument
Photo by Bev Boyer
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