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John Gailen Cassingham is the son of Charles Cassingham and Sarina Rebecca Link. Gailen, as he was known, was born 26 Jul 1895 in Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri and died 3 May 1971 at age 75 in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon. He was buried 7 May 1971 at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Payette, Idaho.

On 2 Jul 1915, he married Henrietta Drown in Colby, Thomas, Kansas. She is the daughter of Luke Erastus Drown and Lucretia Adaline Plymale. She was born 14 May 1896 in Licking, Texas, Missouri and died 12 May 1986 -- two days short of her 90th birthday --  in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon. She was buried 16 May 1986 at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Payette, Idaho.

Children of John Gailen Cassingham and Henrietta Drown:

  1. Aurcle Gailen Cassingham was born 29 Jan 1917 in Matheson, Elbert, Colorado.
  2. Lester Arnold Cassingham was born in 1919 in Matheson, Elbert, Colorado.
  3. Norine Naomi Cassingham was born in 1923 in Colorado.
  4. June Carrol Cassingham was born in 1927 in Idaho.
    • In 1946, she married (1) Chuck Harris.
    • In 1952, she married (2) Philip Ernest Catino. He was born 15 Jun 1928 in California. He died 15 March 1991 at age 62.
    • In 1991, she married (3) Sid Griffin.


Henrietta's maiden name may be Drowns or even Brown (though the Oregon Death Index lists her name as Henrietta D. Cassingham).


John:  Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 519-20-1384) and Oregon Death Index, 1903-70 (cert. # 71-07398).

Henrietta: Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 563-21-8148). Birth and Death also from Oregon Death Index, 1903-70 (cert. # 86-09331).

Phillip: Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 563-30-9743). State of  issuance assumed to be the birthplace.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

  • John (Gailen): 1910 Census. Mitchell, Rice, Kansas. Page 3.


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Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.