JOHN CAIN, JR., MIDN, USN
John Cain, Jr. '54
Date of birth: 1835
Date of death: August 12, 1855
He was one of six members of the entering class of 1851 who "were advanced and permitted to complete the course in three years."
From researcher Kathy Franz: "John was 5'5" tall with hazel eyes, black hair, and a ruddy complexion. Besides sisters Virginia, Missoura and Jerusha, John had an older brother Andrew and a sister Julia. In 1850 John's father was a hotelkeeper in Center, Indiana (now Indianapolis.)"
He is buried in Indiana.
Acting Midshipman, 4 October, 1851. Midshipman, 10 June, 1854. Died 12 August, 1855.
Memorial Hall Error
Illness is not a criteria for inclusion in Memorial Hall. Also, John was a Midshipman at the time of his death; the rank of Ensign did not exist until 1862.
John is one of 2 members of the Class of 1854 on Virtual Memorial Hall.
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