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Contributed by Roselyn Wells

The Record Herald, Thursday, March 9, 1939

     Cameron Reed Haines was born near Butler, Indiana, July 5, 1867, of William Haines and Harriett Altenberg Haines, and passed from his life on March 4, 1939 after only a few hours illness of pneumonia.  Cameron was the eldest of a family of seven children, all of who survive him, Mrs. Sarah Heffelfinger, Chicago; Mrs. Ella Gardner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mrs. Wilmetta Atwater, Goshen; Altenberg Haines, Waterloo; Carl Haines, and Mrs. Clara McCague of Butler.  On June 27, 1891 Mr. Haines was united in marriage to Miss Ida E. Murphy of Butler.  They set up their home in Kendallville.  Later they resided on a farm near Butler for a number of years.  For the last thirty years their residence has been in Chicago where Mr. Haines has been employed by the Armour and Company, where he served his employers faithfully until twenty-eight hours before his death at four o'clock Saturday afternoon. To Mr. and Mrs. Haines five children were born, Mrs. Hazel Vane, Lansing Michigan; Roscoe and Waldo, deceased in early childhood; William Haines and Mrs. Harriett Dickey of Chicago, and one grandchild, Miss Gloria Mae Dickey, also of Chicago.  He was a member of the Oddfellows lodge.  Sadness is added to this occasion because of the serious illness of his wife, which came about since the shock of his unexpected death.