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Obits > 1962 - Fred R. Cain

Tampico tornado, Thursday, May 17, 1962


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The community was shocked to hear of the death of Fred R. Cain Saturday night. he had been in poor health for some time and ill for the past three weeks. He had gone to Albuquerque, N. M. the Tuesday before to consult a doctor who had helped in a former illness. he was accompanied by his sister Dorothy, who with R. F. Nelson of Espanola, N. M., formerly of Tampico, were with him. He was 56 years old.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday afternoon in the Schmitt chapel with Rev. Nathan Althoff, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.

Archie Yarde, Jr. sang Ivory Palaces and Beyond the Sunset, accompanied by Mrs. Ivan Bishop.Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Overholser, Sterling; Stan Bardo and Ray Moulton, Rock Falls; Robert  Herald, Prophetstown; Robert Fitzgerald, Morrison; all druggists, and Wesley Broers, Tampico.

Mrs. Hobart Ogden, Miss Joan Olson and Mrs. William Tornow were in charge of the many beautiful flowers.

The business houses closed during the service.

Fred R. Cain, oldest son of H. E. and Ada G. Cain, was born in Tampico on August 5, 1905. He attended the Tampico schools and the University high school at Urbana. He was pharmacist and on finishing his schooling worked Liggetts in Chicago for ten years and managed a store for them for ten more years. When his father's health failed he came back to Tampico and he and his brother have continued to run the Rexall Drug Store which the family has owned for years.

He was a member of the Elks, American Pharmaceutical Association, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association, and was secretary-treasurer of the Tri-County Pharmaceutical association. he had served as justice of the peace of Tampico township for four years.

Surviving are two brothers, J. E. and George and a sister, Dorothy, at home; two uncles, William Furry and Edward C. Berge; an aunt, Mrs. Berge; and several cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother David, who passed away in 1961.


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