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John Arthur Cassingham was born 18 Dec 1866 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Arthur, as he was known, is the son of James Wesley Cassingham and Elizabeth Bagley Bryan. He and his wife, Cora, moved to Scotland County, Missouri in 1895. He is buried in Memphis, Scotland, Missouri.

On 26 Mar 1890, he married Cora May Jenkins in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. She is the daughter of Lewis B. Jenkins and Josephine Hubbard. She was born 8 Nov 1870 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. She is buried in Memphis, Scotland, Missouri.

Children of John Arthur Cassingham and Cora May Jenkins:

  1. Beulah Cassingham was born 15 Jul 1891 in Hancock County, Illinois.
  2. Vernon Arthur Cassingham was born 15 Jul 1892 in Hancock County, Illinois.
  3. Josephine Elizabeth Cassingham was born 13 May 1894. On 2 Aug 1917, she married Forest Wayne Cone. He was born 2 Nov 1895 in Missouri and died in Jun 1977 at the age of 81 in Mexico, Audrain, Missouri. Josephine died 11 Jul 1945 at the age of 51 in Mexico, Audrain, Missouri.


One source claims that Arthur and Mary had 10 children - all girls (I'm not sure what that makes Vernon). If so, we lack information on a whole lot of Cassinghams.


John: Birth from father's Biographical Sketch.
Marriage from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900.

Forest: Birth and Death from Social Security Death Index (SSN 321-09-9936). State of issuance is assumed to be the birthplace. Last residence is assumed to be the deathplace.

Census Listings

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

  • John: 1880 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 31.
  • Cora: 1880 Census. Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois. Page 56.


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.