Biography of Joseph E. Caine
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JOSEPH E. CAINE.
The Western type, with the buoyant air and hustling, though self contained manner, cannot be more thoroughly exemplified than in the person of Joseph E. Caine, of Salt Lake City. Born and raised in the City of Zion, he has seen the town in which he first saw the light of day, advance with wondrous strides, and more than that he has been instrumental in making it what it is today.

Mr. Caine was born April 16, 1864, he being the son of Hon. John T. Caine and Margaret Nightingale Caine. His father was one of the pioneers of this country and was at one time delegate to Congress. Mr. Caine's education was varied and complete. He attended first the University of Utah, and while there acquitted himself very creditably, his scholarship being of a very high standard. After completing his course of instruction here he attended the Maryland Agricultural College, after which he was a student at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Coming West to his home, Mr. Caine immediately upon his arrival took up newspaper work and spent some time on the "Tribune," "Democrat" and "Herald." That he was a success in that profession is attested by all who know him and were in the city during this period in his life. When the sound of drums and martial music was heard, in 1898, and the call for volunteers resounded on every side, the love for his country and patriotic fire, burning deep into his soul, could not be quieted, and, leaving his chosen profession, he went to the front. He served as captain of the First Troop Utah United States Volunteer Cavalry. This troop played a prominent part in the war, and many times it has been said officially that the troop of which Mr. Caine was the captain was the finest troop of one hundred men in the United States Army.

After the war was over, Mr. Caine decided that he would branch out a little and not go into the newspaper game again. He became identified with several mining properties, and he has been uniformly successful in all his mining operations. His knowledge of this industry he gained through his varied experience through this country and he is recognized today by the mining men in the inter-mountain country as being keen and far sighted, but always honest and manly in his dealings.

Mr. Caine's domestic life is a very happy one. He was married November 26, 1888, to Miss Annie Hooper, daughter of Captain William H. Hooper, former delegate to Congress. The union has been a most happy one and has been blessed with four children: William Hooper, Joseph Nightingale, Robert Warrack and Hooper Caine. The home life is ideal and the beautiful residence at 61 B Street is frequently the scene of parties and entertainments where the many friends gather in a social way.

Mr. Caine at the present time is vice president and manager of the Yerington Copper Company, and also of the Wheeler Gold Mines Company. He is also manager of the Caine & Hooper Company, which is well known in this city. Although his many interests keep him very busy, he has time to boost and work for the city in which he was born. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Club, and is now serving his second term. Ever since that organization was founded he has been one of the prime movers in it, and that today it is one of the greatest commercial organizations is a lasting tribute to Mr. Caine and those who worked so hard with him for its success. He is also a member of the University Club and the Press Club, and is an active worker in both of these.

Politically Mr. Caine has not gained much prominence because he never had much leaning that way. He was, however; at one time a member of the Board of Public Works, and while in that office he worked unceasingly and untiringly for improvements. Still a young man, Mr. Caine has been very successful, and through his manliness and integrity has earned an enviable reputation among his fellowmen.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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