Surname: Bain

Bean and Bane Family Genealogy of Saco Valley Maine

Tradition makes the ancestor of this family who first came to our shores a native of the Isle of Jersey, but I doubt the truth of the statement. I have not found the name, or one resembling it, in any record or book relating to Jersey. The surname Bain, and Bane, are derived from the Gaelic word bane which signified white or fair complexion, as Donald Bane, who usurped the Scottish throne after the death of his brother, Malcolm Canmore. An ancient branch of the family in Fifeshire, Scotland, have spelled the surname Bayne. The Highland MacBanes were a...

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1921 Farmers Directory of Audubon Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; (), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Allexander, David. Wf. Clara; ch. Alice, Frank and Mable. Anita, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 33. Isabell Duthie. Alt, Wm. Ch. Ruth, Raymond and Marie. P. O.¬†Exira, R. 4. O. 50 ac., sec. 7; O. 275 ac., sec. 8 (8.) Anderson Bros. P. O. Adair, R. 3. R. 80 ac., sec. 12;O. 40 ac., sec. 1. (45.) Owners, G. A. Anderson and Andrew Anderson. Anderson., Chris. Wf. Alvilda; ch.Nels and Elsie. P. O. Exira, R. 4. O. 161.51 ac., sec....

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Biographical Sketch of Charles H. Bain

Bain, Charles H., Middlebury, was born in Bristol, Addison county, Vt., on July 6, 1839. His parents were Andrew and Harriett (Mills) Bain. Andrew Bain was born in Glasgow, Scotland, about 1818, and with his father, Andrew, sr., emigrated to America in 1830, and settled in the town of Lincoln, where Andrew, sr., died. Andrew, jr., after his marriage, with his wife and child journeyed to the State of Illinois in a canvas-covered wagon, and was absent about a year. He then returned east and purchased a farm near Little Notch,, south of Bristol, where he resided eight years, when he again went West, this time to Wisconsin, in the same manner as before, and squatted there for about two years, returning east in 1851; and in the following year he settled on the place now owned by his son Charles H. He lived on this place until 1871, when he purchased the place on Munger street, where he now resides. He had a family of two sons, Charles H. and Homer M. (who died in 1862 at the age of nineteen years). Charles H. was educated in the common schools, and brought up to farming. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Second Regiment sharpshooters, and took part in the skirmish at the taking of Fredericksburgh in the spring of 1862. He was with General...

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Biographical Sketch of James Bain

Bain, James, Bristol, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 22, 1820. His father, Andrew Bain, came to America with one son, Andrew, in 1830, settled in Lincoln, Vt., and in 1832 the mother came with four children from Glasgow to Lincoln, Vt. The children were William (who now resides in Lincoln, Vt.), Thomas (now a resident of Lincoln, Vt.), Archibald (deceased, died in Bristol, Vt.). They lived in Lincoln and Bristol, Vt., most of their lives. After their arrival in America they had three daughters born to them, Mary (now Mrs. Horace Dodge, of Northfield, Vt.), Harriet (now Mrs. George Varney, of Lincoln, Vt.), and Jeanette (now Mrs. Frank Briggs, of Bristol, Vt.). James Bain married Rhoda Bush, a daughter of Willaim Bush, of Lincoln, Vt., and by her had one child, Lewis, who died in 1855 at the age of fourteen years. Mr. Bain was selectman for two years, grand juror for several years, and is at present justice of the peace. His farm now consists of about seventy...

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Biography of William Bain

WILLIAM BAIN. The farming class of America, and especially of the State of Missouri, is notable for the degree of intelligence that is possessed among its representatives. William Bain, who resides in Finley Township, owns a fine farm, which attests by its value and productiveness the excellent qualities of thoroughness and system which mark the owner. Like many other first-class citizens of the county he came originally from Tennessee, his birth occurring in the eastern part of the State in 1821. His parents, Arthur and Mary (McFerren) Bain, were natives of that part of Tennessee also. There the father and mother passed their entire lives, dying in McMinn County soon after the war. Mr. Bain was a hatter by trade, and a man whose industrious habits and honorable, upright career endeared him to all. He inherited sturdy Scotch blood from the paternal side of the house, and his wit and activity from his mother, who was a native of the Emerald Isle. The father, William Bain, was a weaver by trade. One of his sons, Rev. John Bain, was a prominent Presbyterian minister in Nashville, Tennessee, at one time. Our subject’s maternal grandfather, Samuel McFerren, was of Irish origin, and followed farming and teaming in Knox County, Tennessee, until his death. William Bain is the eldest of nine children, who are named in the order of their births as...

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Biography of Guy W. Bain

Although but twenty-five years of age, Guy W. Bain has already made his influence felt in financial circles of Muskogee county and as cashier of the First National Bank of Boynton he is adding prestige to the institution, discharging his duties in a most conscientious and efficient manner. A native of Illinois, he was born in Massac county on the 20th of August, 1896, his parents being William and Minnie B. (Fitch) Bain, who were also born in that county. There the father engaged in farming and merchandising, also devoting his attention to the buying and selling of cattle, and he remained a resident of southern Illinois until 1904, when he came to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he is now conducting a large real estate business, being very successful in his operations along that line. He laid out the Reeves addition to Muskogee and has figured prominently in the up building and development of the city, while he also founded the town of Taft, being recognized as one of the most public-spirited and progressive men in this part of the state. The mother also survives and in their family are two sons, the brother of the subject of this review being Harry C. Bain, who is assistant cashier ,at the Muskogee National Bank. He is a veteran of the World war and participated in many major engagements, including the battles...

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Edgar H. Bain

Capt. Infantry, Co. E, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of Theo H. and Mrs. Susan E. Bain. Husband of Mrs. Louisa Hobbs Bain. Entered service June, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Mihiel, and all other engagements, with the exception of Sept. engagements. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 28,...

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Biography of A. N. Bain

A. N. Bain, proprietor of the Charleston Foundry, Charleston; was born in Erie Co., Ohio, April 3, 1828; his father was a ship-carpenter, with a family of nine children; at the age of 14, Mr. Bain began working on a farm, which he continued until the spring of 1845, when he entered the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad shop at Sandusky, Ohio, as an apprentice, remaining there until 1852, and thoroughly mastering the machinist’s trade. He then went to New Albany, Ind., where he was married, Feb. 3, 1853, to Miss Catharine Caldwell, of that city, who was born in Appomattox Co., Va., Feb. 8, 1832. While in New Albany, he worked as a mechanic in the shops of the New Albany & Salem Railroad; in April, 1853, he removed to Terre Haute, Ind., and entered the foundry of Grover & Madison, and remained in their employ until April 1, 1857; he then came to Charleston, and, with his brother, William Bain, and George 0. Carr, erected a small building, 25×50 feet in size; Mr. Carr soon retired from the firm; they ran a general repair foundry till 1863, when they made their first stove, and enlarged their buildings, which now cover four town lots, while their trade extends from Indianapolis on the east, to the Rocky Mountains on the west; in 1869, Mr. Bain engaged in the...

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