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Cornelius Vanderbilt "Neal" CAIN

Male 1904 - 1981  (76 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Vanderbilt "Neal" CAIN 
    Born 11 Nov 1904  Dale, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Birthplace given in his obituary as Doddridge County, but in his marriage record as Tyler County. His birth record, a delayed entry filed in August 1952 based on the Family Bible, states that he was born at Dale, Tyler County, on Nov 11 1904.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1926  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1930  [4
    laborer on public road 
    Census 1940  Franks Run, near Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation welder, Quaker State Oil Co (20 yrs)  [5
    Occupation 1940  [6
    roustabout 
    Residence Riggins Run, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1955, 1964  Pine Grove, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Died 13 Jan 1981  Riggins Run, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Buried Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Person ID I25608  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2019 

    Father Sylvester Frum CAIN,   b. 1869,   d. 1934  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Rebecca SWIGER,   b. 23 Dec 1871,   d. 12 Feb 1955, Raygans Run, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F9602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachel YEATER,   b. 26 Mar 1905, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1972, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1926  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (McClellan District), enumerated on May 12 1930:
      Cornelius V. Cain, 25, laborer on public road, age 19 at time of first marriage; wife Rachel, 25, age 19 at first marriage; dau Ruthie, 7; dau Edith, 4y 8m; son Harley L, 2y 3m; dau Gladys M, 1y 2m.

      Sometime in the next ten years, Cornelius and Rachel separated. In the 1940 Census, they were enumerated in separate households, Cornelius with his future wife Ethel, and Nancy with her mother, two brothers and her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.

      1940 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (McClellan District), enumerated on Apr 22 1940 at Franks Run Road:
      Neal Cain, 35, roustabout in petroleum industry, married (wife not present); housekeeper Ethel Sandy, 25, married (husband not present); Rexel, 16; Cathaline, 14; Edith, 13; Harley, 12; Gladys, 11; Helen, 9; Doris, 7; Carmen, 2; Junior, 1.
      NOTE: All children were listed with the surname Sandy and indicated as being the housekeeper's children.

      1940 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (McClellan District), enumerated on Apr 19 1940 at Sycamore Fork:
      Dilemma Yeater, 78, widowed; Jakie, 42, single; Rachel, 35, married (husband not present); Patrick, 32, single, road construction worker; Clifton G. Carroll, 5; May Carroll, 3.
      NOTE: Other than granddaughter May, relationships were not stated. Surnames of Jakie, Rachel and Patrick were not entered, but implied to be Yeater. This would not be correct for Rachel, since she was still married to Cornelius Cain. Clifton and Olive May Carroll were Rachel's children by Howard Clifton Carroll, although they later adopted the Cain surname and regarded Cornelius Cain as their father.
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Ann CAIN,   b. 19 Apr 1923, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1979  (Age 56 years)
     2. Edith Madge CAIN,   b. 8 Jul 1924, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1995, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Harley Lee "Bus" CAIN,   b. 20 Sep 1927, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 2005, Oakdale, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Gladys Merl CAIN,   b. 5 Jan 1929, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1995, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Clifton Gene CAIN,   b. 19 Aug 1934, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1977  (Age 43 years)
    +6. Olive May CAIN,   b. 31 Jan 1938, Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1988, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Family ID F17230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ethel Maud ANDERSON,   b. 9 Oct 1903, Elk Lick, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1994, Sistersville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [11, 12
    Married 16 Sep 1969  Sedalia, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Helen Mae CAIN,   b. 7 Apr 1931, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Doris J. CAIN,   b. 18 Sep 1932, Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
     4. Cornelius V. "Sonny Buck" CAIN, Jr.,   b. 13 Feb 1939,   d. 18 Jun 2000, New Martinsville, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Lyle Anderson CAIN,   b. 19 Apr 1941, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1941, Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Ocie Paul CAIN,   b. 13 Mar 1942,   d. 3 Apr 2013  (Age 71 years)
     7. Living
    +8. Living
     9. Living
    Documents
    25608_CorneliusVanderbiltCain_EthelMaudAndersonSandy_MarriageRecord_16Sep1969.jpg
    25608_CorneliusVanderbiltCain_EthelMaudAndersonSandy_MarriageRecord_16Sep1969.jpg
    Family ID F34164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Nov 1904 - Dale, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Franks Run, near Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955, 1964 - Pine Grove, Wetzel Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1969 - Sedalia, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2414] Tyler County Birth Records, Middlebourne, WV, Delayed Births, p. 36-2 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2676765&Type=Birth.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S15] Social Security Death Index.

    4. [S2143] 1930 Census, Doddridge County, WV (McClellan District).

    5. [S14] Obituary.

    6. [S2646] 1940 Census, Doddridge County, WV (McClellan District).

    7. [S960] Obituary of mother.

    8. [S1577] Obituary of sister.

    9. [S1752] Obituary - At home.

    10. [S2555] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. III, Donald Edward Ramage, (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    11. [S110] Obituary of husband.

    12. [S692] Obituary of wife.

    13. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11799109&Type=Marriage.