John B. Caine 1905-1975

From the June 19, 1975 issue of the Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer…

“Memorial Service Held for John B. Caine

A private memorial service has been held for John B. Caine, 70, of Wyoming, a pioneer metallurgist, who died June 2 at home after a long illness.

Mr. Caine was associated with the foundry industry more than 50 years, working at jobs from pattern clerk to research director.

For the last 25 years, he had been a consultant to the industry, and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A native Ohioan, Mr. Caine was educated at the University of Cincinnati and later did advanced work at the Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland.

In 1932 he joined the Sawbrook Steel Casting Co. of Cincinnati and in 1950 became a consultant. His honors and awards include the John H. Whiting Gold Medal of the American Foundrymen’s Society for outstanding research, Technical and Operating Medal of the Steel Founders Society of America, Electric Furnace Conference Award of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.

Mr. Caine formerly was chairman of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Society for Metals and on numerous national technical committees of the foundry industry. He was a technical author, lecturer and teacher, consultant editor of Foundry magazine and a consultant to the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.

Mr. Caine is survived by his wife, Edith M.; three daughters, Mrs, Jerry W. Storey, Fox Chapel, Ohio; Mrs. Robert R. McFarlan, Minnetonka Minn., and Mrs. Richard A. Allnutt, Covington, and nine grandchildren. The family requested memorial contributions to the Salvation Army.”

I hope to locate descendants of Mr. Caine’s wife Edith. Her father was my 2nd great-grandmother’s son Otto V. Mueller.

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