William Caine obituary

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Friday, November 13, 1908
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Wm. Caine was born in the Isle of Man, February 19, 1829, and died at Asbury Hospital in Minneapolis, where he had gone for treatment, on November 6, 1908.

He came to America in the year 1855, going to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1857 he came to Mitchell county, and purchased the farm near Mona, which was his home at the time of his death. He never married and had no relatives in this country, except a distant cousin, Mrs. Robertson, of Osage. We understand that he has a sister and nieces and nephews in his native land.

He was a genial, social disposition, well informed on many topics, being a reader of considerable grasp and discernment. None but kind words are spoken of him by the friends who have known him for many years.

He took delight in horticultural pursuits. Having propagated an apple which he brought into bearing and on account of its keeping qualities named it "Caine's Long Keeper." Mr. Caine took a deep interest in all things pertaining to farming. He was a Bible student and was much interested in religious things.

On petition of Mr. Berg who had been in the employ of Mr. Caine for the past 18 years, R. C. Rustad was appointed special administration to take immediate charge of the estate.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Shaffer of Osage in the Mona church and the remains were laid to rest on his own land, in a place selected by himself.