Montgomery County MD:
Samuel Cator SR. (1810) and Mary A. Coates Cator and son Samuel H. Cator
Samuel Holland Cator Sr. (a Blacksmith and later Postmaster for
Poolesville MD) was born about 1810, in Maryland. He had four sons and
four daughters with Mary A. Coates between 1835 and 1855.
Children of Joseph and Laura Cator are:
Annie M. Cator born June 13 1862 in MD and
died 21 May 1931 in DC at the age of 68. Annie married William E.
Wise in 1881 and they have three known children: Ethel M. Wise Mazie O.
Wise, Sadie Adele Wise. Mazie married Nickolis Grimm born in 1863.
Sadie Adele married Harry J. Jermain on Feb 15, 1920 in Marion County,
Thomas T. Cator born 1864. He
married a Jeanne who was born in France.
Susan Benton Cator born 1867/died 1889 in
a drowning accident. See articles:
SEPT. 17, 1889 SUSAN B. CATOR, daughter
of Joseph Thomas Cator and Laura Virginia Cator only lived to be 20
years of age. Susie died by drowning. Susie who lived in
Georgetown DC for the past 1.5 years was visiting friends in
Sharpsburg. The group of one man and five women was near
Beaver Dam Ford, ear Purcellsville, VA on a pleasure trip. They
encountered heavy rains which swelled the nearby streams. As
they traveled home and attempted to ford a stream, their wagon was
captured by the raging current and ultimately capsized. The man
saved Laura Virginia Cator, Susie's mom, and a sister of Susie's
(Annie? Margaret?) but Miss Ella Atwell and Susie were not
saved. Ella and Susie's bodies were pulled from the stream the
Samuel H. (Horace?) Cator born June
Samuel H. (Horace?) Cator born June
Margaret E. "Maggie" Cator born April
1875. Maggie married Robert M. Coates on July 1873 in
Virginia. They had two daughters, Helen and Irene Coates.
1900 Census DC Wash
T623 Roll: 160 Page:191 ED: 56
Joseph "T" (Thomas) Cator listed as head living with
wife, Laura V. He is 62, born March 1838 in MD to
Virginia-born parents and works as a builder. Laura V. was
born March 1844 and is 56 years old. She too was born in MD to
a Maryland born father and a Virginia born mother. They have
been married 37 years (Married about 1863). They had
7 children, only 4 of whom are living in 1910. Living with
them is their son Samuel Cator
who was born in June 1872 and is 27 years of age and
is listed as "married" and works as a contractor. Their
daughter Margaret Cator Coates also lives with them with her husband
Robert M. Coates and daughter Helen L. Coates. Margaret
(Maggie) is 25 (born April 1875) in MD. Her husband of
4 years Robert M. Coates was born July 1873 and is 26 years of age.
He was born in VA to VA parents and is employed as a grocery
manager. Their only child, daughter Helen L. Coates, was born
August 1897 in DC and is just 2 years old. They all live
at 1828 Sixth Street in DC (June 7, 1900) in a house that they rent.
Wash. Post - Licensed to Wed:
9/10/1896 - Maggie Cator and Robert M. Coates. First marriage
for both; both of DC.
1910 Wash, DC ED 218 Series: T624 Roll: 155 Page:
"THOMAS CATOR" is now age 73.
His daughter, Maggie Cator Coates lives with him, along with her
children Helen Coates (age 12) and Irma? Coates (age 7), but
not her husband Robert M. Coates. Maggie is listed as
married for 12 years with 2 children. The grandchildren have
different listings. 7 year old (Irma?) is listed as born
in DC to Father born in Virginia and a Mother born in Maryland.
Helen is born in DC to parents who were born in Maryland. Do
they have the same father?? The family lives at 1306 Champlain Ave.
Thomas is a carpenter for a lumber mill.
7/31/1912 - Wash Post (This is Joseph T. Cator, not G T)
3) GEORGE FRANKLIN
) m. SUSAN M. CAMPBELL
George Frank Cator was born in February of 1840.
He married Susan M. Campbell who was born Aug 8, 1847 in MD.
Susan and George had two children, Nona born Jul 1875 and George C.
born 29 Dec 1876 in Rockville, MD. G. F. Cator married Susan M.
Campbell on 25 Feb 1868 in Montgomery MD.
1870 Wash, DC Census
Frank, age 29
(b.1841 MD) Carpenter married to:
Susan, age 22 (b. 1848 MD)
1900 Wash, DC Census for
810 19th St NW and PA Ave, DC. George F.
Cator is widowed and 60. He lives with his 21 year old son,
George C. George F. was born Feb 1840 and is a carpenter.
George C. was born December 1878 and is single and works as a
construction electrician. Both were born in MD to MD born
DEATH OF SON
GEORGE C. CATOR,
age 25, son of
G. Frank CATOR
from Washington Post 5/24/1902 and 5/27/1902:
only 25 years, 4 months, and 24 days, George C. Cator passed
away...here is his death certificate. George C died in
Rockville MD (his birthplace) where he had resided for the
past 10 years (about 15 to 25 years of age). George
suffered from TB.
DEATH OF GEORGE FRANKLIN
CATOR, at age 70 on 12/18/1910.
A: 1812 19th Street NW in DC from Google:
WASH POST 12/20/1910:
Cator Funeral to be Held Today. Funeral services for GEORGE
FRANKLIN CATOR, a prominent contractor and builder of this city, who
died at Providence Hospital Sunday morning, will be held this
afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. E. R. Nichols,
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Mr. Cator was a native of
Maryland, but had lived in Washington for the last 35 years.
EUGENE ROSCOE NICHOLS IS THE HUSBAND OF DAUGHTER NONA M.
CATOR. He was born Jan 19 1873; He was a doctor, pharmacist
and proprietor (of his own drugstore evidently). He was medium
height and build and had blue eyes and sandy colored hair per his US
Draft Reg. for WWI. Nona ran a boarding house per the 1920 DC
At age 70, the father, George
Frank Cator, died on 12/18/1910. Funeral from his late
residence 812 19th St NW on Tuesday 12/29/1910 at 10:30am.
Internment private. Please omit flowers. Wash. Post
No known children for Nona M. Cator Nichols or
George C. Cator
4) MARY F. CATOR (1843-
) NO KNOWN INFORMATION
REBECCA CATOR (1846-
William H. Miles and had one known daughter Mary Francis Miles born
1864 who died within 2 weeks (23 Aug 1864-6 Sep 1864).
6) SARAH L. CATOR (1848-
) NO KNOWN INFORMATION
7) SAMUEL HOLLAND CATOR (JR)
m. MARGARET S. MOULDEN (1851-Jan 10, 1915 DC)
In 1880, Samuel
Jr. was single, 29, a blacksmith and lived with his parents
and sister Maggie (Margaret E. Cator). One year later he
married. On December 13, 1881, Samuel Jr.
married Margaret S. Moulden in Montgomery County, MD.
In the 1870 Census, Margaret S. Moulden is listed as
follows. They would both be 30 in 1881.
SAMUEL HOLLAND CATOR JR AND MARGARET S. MOULDEN:
MARY R. CATOR (ROGERS), born 06
May 1884 in Poolesville, MD. Died 03 Jul 1942 in DC.
She married William J. Rogers. Rogers died before 1940,
leaving Mary R. Cator Rogers a widow living with her brother
Richard Thomas Cator and his wife, Carrie W. Cator when the
1940 Census was taken. Gravesite of Mary R.
Cator Rogers and husband William J. Rogers.
RICHARD THOMAS CATOR, born 11 Feb 1887 in
Poolesville, Montgomery County, MD. Died 16 Feb
1971 in Washington, DC. SEE:
1940 United States Federal Census, DC 1-221
Richard T. Cator and his wife Caroline Winifred Rice Cator
(Carrie W.) of Cuyahoga County, OH, are 53 and 50
respectively. She was born in Oh and he in MD.
Their son is Richard T. Cator, Jr. who is 13 in 1940.
Living with them is Richard's sister Mary Cator Rogers who
was widowed by her husband in 1932.
H Cator, Jr. Grave at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, MD
in which wife Margaret S. Moulden Cator
and sister-in-law Mary Lily Moulden are
also buried. Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville,
Montgomery County, MD, Plot: Row C, Lot 28 Lower, Site 5
8) MARGARET E.
(1855 in Maryland) She never
married. Died on Dec 31 in 1907.
District of Columbia: Samuel H. Cator (1871) & Josephine
nd 2nd wife (stepmom) Minnie Sohl Cator; son Ralph
1) JOSEPHINE ZELLER O
SAMUEL H. CATOR (born June 1872 )
married JOSEPHINE ZELLER
in November 1894 and together they had one son 3 years
later; RALPH EMORY CATOR born October 15, 1897; died
05/26/1941 and buried at Arlington Cemetery. Josephine
died October 8, 1900.
I found the following in the Washington Post
(Nov. 18, 1894) which states that this Samuel H. Cator was
married to Josephine A. Zeller prior to marrying Minnie Sohl:
Samuel's wife, Josephine Zeller Cator,
was living with her mother, Sarah Zeller, on Brandywine
Avenue in Brightwood in March 1900. She was arrested
for petit larceny from her employer:
POST, MARCH 5, 1900
taken June 4 & 5, Brandywine St., DC - Sarah Zeller
Shows Ralph, grandson, as born in October 1896!
The following article in the Post in 1900
further clarifies the issue of who was Ralph Emory Cator's
mother: Samuel H. Cator was first married
to Josephine Zeller, daughter of Sarah Zeller, who
died October 8th 1900. Samuel and Josephine married in
Nov. 1894 and Ralph was born in 1897. Samuel and
Josephine did not live together after 1898 when Ralph was
two years old and Ralph was now 4 years old. Ralph
Emory Cator is Minnie Sohl Cator's stepson.
2) MINNIE SOHL
Some background on Minnie Sohl: She is of German descent and was
born Jan 1870. She is Samuel's 2nd wife and they married
1910 Census for DC:
RALPH "C" CATOR is listed in the 1910 DC Census as age 13.
Minnie and Samuel have been married 9 years or since about 1901.
His dad, Samuel H. Cator is a carpenter. Samuel's parents both
were born in Maryland, as was Samuel. Grandmother Sabina
lived with her daughter Minnie and Minnie's husband, Samuel Cator,
in 1910, when Sabina was 79 years old. Minnie died in 1952.
Likely buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
1918 Washington D.C. Boyd's Directory,
Ralph "E." Cator is an Electrician residing at 56 Florida
Avenue, NW where Samuel H. Cator,
Carpenter, is also listed as residing.
Per the World War I Draft
Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Ralph Emory
Cator is 21 and living at 56 Florida Ave., NW in DC, where his
mother also lives.
Per the 1920
DC Census, Ralph E. Cator, son, is living
with his parents at 126 V Street, NW in DC.. He was born in DC
to his Maryland-born father and DC-born mother (German ancestry).
Ralph is an electrician working for a contractor.
Samuel H. is a carpenter working for a construction
1920: RALPH CATOR, married
HELEN McCARTY of Virginia on 15 January 1921 in
NEW: Helen McCarty was born November 21, 1902, as proven by the
following Delayed Certificate of Birth. Helen was white/female
and born in Shepherdstown, WV to William Billington and Lula Pearson
McCarty (Campbell) both of VA. In 1955 when Helen McCarty
signed this delayed certificate she was no longer a Cator, but was
instead married to a Sykes and living at 1520 No. Queen St,
Children of RALPH and HELEN CATOR:
1) DOROTHY LUCILLE CATOR
(b. 10/12/1921 in WV; m. David Damas Vincent; d.
2/22/1972 in Falls Church, VA)
Children of Dorothy and David:
WAS BORN 1945 and died
1945 • DC
was born in 1946 and died Jan 18, 2003 in DC. He
married/divorced Carole Whittington.
ADELE CATOR (Odell per the 1930 census below)
Mrs. Adele Leskin
when she married Meyer Leskin (Laskin).
for DC: 2033 1st St. NW, DC
Per the 1930 DC Census,
the Cators have moved to 1st St NW, DC, including their son Ralph
and his two children Dorothy and Adell. "Minna" was born in DC
to German born parents. Sam is Maryland for both generations.
Dorothy was born in WV, but rest in DC or MD. Sam continues as a
building contractor and Ralph as an electrician in a shop.
Helen McCarty Cator and Ralph Cator appear to be separated or
divorced by now (See 1940 Census for Helen below).
Helen and Ralph divorced on Sept 25, 1939, with alleged desertion on
part of Ralph after 19 years.
Census for DC:
Street on Little River Pike, Fairfax, VA
Cator is listed as divorced (from Ralph Cator) in the 1940 Census.
She is living with her uncle and aunt, Mary and Oliver Campbell.
Helen is an operator for the phone company; and Oliver is a private
plumber. Also living with them is Margaret Linney who is 17
and listed as "great niece". Helen is 36.
1944 Per the NC Death
Certificate: Ralph E. Cator died in Asheville,
Buncombe County, NC, at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in
Oteen, at the age of 44 of tuberculosis, pulmonary, chronic far
advanced. He was at the VA for 2 months and 5 days. Death date
is given as 26 May 1941. His "normal" address is given as
DC. Note: Ralph is buried at Arlington Cemetery
Sec: WWW, Site: 2338-C; he was PVT 1/CL CO K 29TH ENGINEERS
CERTIFICATE ISSUED FOR DC:
1946 Per the Wash. Post:
Samuel H. Cator dies. Samuel H. Cator.
Washington Post, 9/4/1946: "On Saturday, August 31, 1946, at
his residence, 2033 1st St., NW, Samuel H. Cator, beloved husband of
MINNIE CATOR, grandfather of Mrs. David Vincent and Mrs. Adele
Leskin. Services at Chambers Funeral Home, 1400 Chapin, NW, on
Wednesday, September 4, at 2pm. Internment Rock Creek
On 2/22/ 1972
Ralph Emory Cator's daughter Dorothy Lucille Cator Vincent died of
Leukemia in Falls Church VA
OTHER "SAMUEL CATOR"
Samuel Cator's Civil War record. (United
States National Archives. Civil War Compiled Military Service
Company F: 1st Unit
District of Columbia Infantry, Private with Union Allegiance
Company C: 2nd Unit District of Columbia Infantry, Private
with Union Allegiance (notes his service with 1st Unit),
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