Obituary of Attendee at 1907 Reunion of
Third Wisconsin Infantry--William Caine

Winona Daily Republican-Herald. March 11, 1913
(Courtesy Kevin Dier-Zimmel)


Last Surviving Member of John Brown's Raiders Dies Suddenly At His Home in Winona.


Expires probably from Heart Failure When he Got Up in the Night--Attended the Recent Semi-Centennial Celebration of Raid

William Caine of 822 West Howard street, this city[,] died suddenly this morning at 2 o'clock at his home from heart failure, aged seventy-six years. Mr. Caine was prominent in Winona and the northwest by reason of being the last surviving member, it is believed, of the celebrated John Brown's Raiders. Mr. Caine attended and was a prominent figure at the semi-centennial anniversary of the raid held not long ago at Pottawatome, Kansas.

His Death Sudden
Mr. Caine had enjoyed good health all his life and his passing this morning was quite sudden. He had been feeling exceptionally well yesterday and retired in good spirits. About 2 o'clock this morning he got up and went into the sitting room to get a drink. Not returning at once his wife got up only a few minutes after to see what was the matter and found him sitting in a chair in the sitting room dead.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Thomas O'Brien of Witoka. Mrs. Fred Harvey and Mrs. Ralph Bardoln of Winona and Mrs. Fermer Clow of Dakota village; also a son, Adelbert Caine of Swanville, Minn.

The funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Free Baptist church.