J. Leavitt Cain, M.D., born September 26, 1859, in Goshen, Sullivan County, son of George W. and Cynthia J. (Leavitt) Cain, is an esteemed physician of Newport. The father, a native of Unity, N.H., after dealing in dry goods for some time, became a farmer. He now resides in Newport. In politics he takes an independent course. The mother, who came from Grantham, N.H., died at the age of seventy-six years. Both parents were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Of their two children Willie G., the younger, a graduate of Dartmouth in the class of 1883, and living in Cambridge, Mass., is a physician.
J. Leavitt Cain grew up on a farm in Croydon, and received his education in the district schools and at Kimball Union Academy. In 1883 he graduated from the medical department of Dartmouth College, and in the following year took a post-graduate course in New York City. He first located in Grantham, where he remained until 1889. In that year he came to Newport, where he has been successful in building up a good practice. He covers a large territory, visiting the sick for fifteen miles through the surrounding country. He is regarded as one of the leading physicians of the county. He supports the Democratic party in politics, is a Mason of Mount Vernon Lodge and of Sullivan Commandery at Claremont, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. at Newport.