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Elizabeth Whitaker Cain

1828– 1880

Born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England; left for U.S. in 1847, marrying Joseph Cain while on board ship; arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847; traveled across plains in company that included GQC; following Joseph’s death, married Samuel W. Richards as a plural wife in 1859; died in Salt Lake City. (See Jenson, BE, 2:751; Whitaker and Sorensen, Whitaker Family in England and America, 153–68; Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, 3:2553–54; GQC journal, Mar. 26, 1853.)