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Wilmot McCain




AAFA #0089

1918 LA – 1991 LA





Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 February 1944




Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 4 November 1991


            McCain Jr., Wilmot Y. “Bill”—Died 1:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1991, at Rapides General Hospital, Alexandria. He was 72, a native of Montgomery, former resident of Baton Rouge and resident of Alexandria. He was a real estate broker and U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Graveside services at Roselawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. John Robson.

            Survived by wife, Vivian Waddell McCain, Alexandria; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia McCain Kruger and DeWayne Kruger, Oriska, N.D.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary “Bebe” and Lea Johnson, Baton Rouge; a granddaughter and grandson, Jennifer and Christopher Kruger; and a great-grandson, Che Person; all of Oriska, N.D.

            Preceded in death by father, Wilmot McCain Sr.; and mother, Leita McCain Stacey.

            He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Alexandria, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

            Pallbearers will be Lea Johnson Jr., Michael Crespo, Allen Zittrauer, Jack Armstrong, Thomas Day and G.A. Wolcott.

            Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in charge of local arrangements.


Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilmot Y. McCain (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 November 1918.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Leita Alford Mccain Stacey; and paternal grandfather, Joseph Henry Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.


1920 Census

Montgomery (District 25), Grant Parish, Louisiana

Dwelling #38

Next door are Wilmot’s father and step-mother, Jno. I. and Lena McCain (dwelling #37)


Wilmot McCain       head            26        LA AL LA        bank cashier

Leta                          wife             20        LA LA LA        public school teacher

Wilmot Jr.                son        1-1/12        LA LA LA

+a servant and a boarder


1930 Census

Montgomery (District 212, Grant Parish, Louisiana

Dwelling #43


Wilmot McCain       head            37        LA AL LA        automobile agency manager

                                                                                          age 26 at first marriage

Leita                         wife             30        LA AL LA        automobile agency bookkeeper

                                                                                          age 18 at first marriage

Wilmot Jr.                son               11        LA LA LA

Mary E.                    dau                9        LA LA LA





Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 February 1944

[Article omits details about the other 5 men. Photo above accompanied this article.]






Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 21 July 1945



            His lineage, from his mother: Leita 1899 LA2, John Henry 1873 LA3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.