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Cain Morris Platt

Obituary of Helen Amanda Platt Cain, Opelousas, Louisiana.

On Fenruary 24, 1915, Helen Amanda Platt, beloved wife of P. H. Cain, was called from this earthly life. Mrs. Cain was bron at Woodville, Miss. Her father was a native New Yorker, and her mother was Miss Annis Morris, of Mississippi.

Mrs. Cain was born and reared under splendid environments, such as the wealthy planters of the South possessed before the war, and received her education in New Orleans. Just prior to the war her father, Jonas Platt, and family moved to Pointe Coupee Parish. In 1868 there came to Pointe Coupee Parish from Mississippi a young ex-Confederate soldier, P. H. Cain by name and settled upon his father's plantation, near Mr. Platt's. In the early spring of 1868 the Confederate soldier, scarcely twenty-one years old, met the beautiful Miss Helen Platt, and they were married in 1869.

In the spring of 1898 Mr. and Mrs. Cain and family moved to their Clarissa plantation, near Opelousas, La., which had since been their home.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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