1790 CENSUS - WILLIAM
earliest Cator in a Maryland Census is WILLIAM CATOR in the year 1790
for Maryland (page 93). He is listed as the Head of the family
with 3 free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of
family and 4 free white males under 16 years. There are 3 free
white females listed, and 1 other free person, for a total of 11 persons
in the family.
the Queen Anne district covered all of the east central part of Prince
George's County, including the then active port town of Queen Anne, and
the present town of Bowie.
Cator was born in 1750 in Maryland but has not yet been linked to our
THOMAS AND SARAH ELIZABETH
Note: Sarah E. LNU is Sarah Elizabeth Lusby!!
Granddaddy THOMAS CATOR
(perhaps George Thomas Cator) was born
April 1836 in MD and lived till
he was 75 years old (2/13/1912)
when he died in DC. He filled those years with lots of people
and events. His wife, our Great Great Grammy was a woman named
It is assumed that Thomas and Sarah were members or visitors to the St.
Barnabas Episcopal Church in Temple Hills, MD as this family was and is
largely Episcopalian over the generations and because he and Sarah have
their graves located at
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
ELIZABETH LUSBY CATOR was born in 1843 when Thomas was by then
about 7 years of age,
married Thomas but only lived to be 48 as she died on Monday, October 5
PGC, MD, 21 years before
Thomas would eventually die in 1912. To put the span of their
lives in some perspective, Thomas died the year the Titanic sank, our
President was Woodrow Wilson, and our 47th and 48th states were named as
New Mexico and Arizona and WWI was around the corner. Sarah's
death occurring two decades earlier is marked by events such as minstrel
music popularity, Carnegie Hall opened in New York, and Edison got his
patent for the radio! Both endured the Civil War years.
In June/July of 1863, Thomas was registered in the US (DC) Civil War
Draft Registrations Records. Our Great Granddaddy Charles Sr. was
but an infant when this occurred.
tradition has been passed down that during the Civil War Thomas was a
fort builder for the Union Army. In non-military life, he was indeed a
children of Thomas and
Son James William or
William James Cator, our Great Uncle, who was
born Feb. 1862 in Maryland. During the time of the 1870
census he was a 9-year old student. He died October 19,
1930. William married
1) Mary Margaret Liston and they
had Uncle Willie or William Charles Cator, Uncle James Cator,
and Aunt Marie (Margaret Marie) Cator; and then William
(36/widowed) married 2) Charity Clifton (24) and they had Edward
and Mary Myrtle Cator. See Marriage License for Charity and
William below and
Edward married Ruth Wood and this is his
The middle child and
second son was Charles Conrad Cator, Sr., our Great Grandfather.
Charles was born in May 1863 in Washington DC, just 15 months
after James William was born. Living next door to the
Cators in 1870 is
Frederick Conradt a 44-year old farmer who was born in
Wurstenburg, his wife Mary and their two kids. Is it
possible that Charles CONRAD Cator's middle name is in some
honor to the Conradt family? Charles Conrad Cator Sr. is their
last birth child.
Their "daughter" Mary
b. abt 1866 was just age 3 in 1870. She is listed
as an adopted daughter, but we do not know her birth name,
unless it was Cator OR
Lusby by a different line in the Cator family.
Emma Florence Ball (Cator)
in the household in 1880 as being 6 years old and a niece born
about 1874 in MD to MD-born parents. Interestingly, their
farmhand is John Thomas Ridgeway, a surname that is long mixed
with the Cator family.
Emma would grow up to
marry Oliver Suit on Oct 3, 1895 in Suitland, MD with whom she
had two children, Elsie and Albert Suit. Then in 1911 she
married Mark Bullis, but they divorced 5 years later. Then
she married. Glenn Thomas, a widower with three children, in
1924 in DC. When she was buried at St. Barnabas, her last
name was Thomas still. Her grave is located at
Section 1, Range 5, Site 28
In 1870 (July
10th) Census Thomas and Sarah
Elizabeth and their three
children, James, Charles C., and Mary E. were living in Forestville, MD.
Per the Census, we learn that Sarah could read, but was not able to
Great Great Granddaddy THOMAS
CATOR lived in Suitland in
Although I do not know how much land he owned, in 1901 he sold 5 1/2
acres with a log house to the Jenkins family.
time of the next census in 1880
Charles Conrad Cator, Sr., our Great Grandfather. is no
longer living at home with his parents, having struck out on his
own! Mary Ella and Emma Florence are living in the household
along with our 18 year old Great Uncle James William Cator.
1880 Census: Spauldings, Prince Georges, Maryland T9-0513:
|Sarah E. CATOR
|| Keeping House
(James W. Cator)
|Mary Ella CATOR
|Emma Florence CATOR
|John Thomas RIDGEWAY
|| Farm Hand
Great Great Grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Cator, wife of Thomas
Cator, died October 5th in 1891. She was just 48. Sarah E.
Cator is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery in Maryland in Sec 1, Range
June of the 1900 Census Thomas is widowed and lived in
Spauldings, PGC. Thomas is listed as the "father-in-law", born
April 1836 and lives with his daughter, Emma Florence Ball Cator
(niece that he and Sarah raised as their own). Emma is now
married to Oliver Suit (Head of Household). Oliver is 34, born
in March 1866. Emma is 24, born April 1876. Oliver and
Emma have been married for 4 years and have one daughter who is
listed as Elsie Suit b. Jan 1899 (1 yr old). All members
of this Census listing were born in MD, to parents b. MD.
Oliver & Thomas are farmers.
Emma and Oliver will eventually also have a
son named Albert Suit.
Great Great Granddaddy Thomas Cator died.
He is also buried at St.
Barnabas Church Cemetery in Temple Hills, MD. Originally I
thought he had died on Feb. 13, but that was when he was buried.
He died at
our Great Granddaddy Charles's home at 713 G Street, SE in DC.
This date of death was also the birthday of his grandson, Charles
Conrad Cator, JR. who lived there with his dad, CCC Sr. and
step-mom Rachel Lurania Clifton Cator. This was a
(The Washington Herald., February 13, 1912)
Washington Times, February 12, 1912 Last edition of the day)
These are other Cators who are buried at St. Barnabas.
You will notice that Charles Conrad, Sarah F. Stephenson
Cator (Mrs. Charles Cator), a child of Sarah F and Charles
Cator, Sarah E. Cator and Thomas Cator are all buried in
Section 1 Range 5. Also there are Albert Suit,
Fannie Cator (Mrs. Charles Cator?) Emma Suit Thomas.
Albert Suit is the son of Emma Florence Ball Cator (niece of
Thomas and Sarah Cator). Fannie Cator/Mrs. Charles
Cator is unknown. The following are records of St.
Barnabas Church Cemetery courtesy of Stan Jett of
findagrave.com. Thanks Stan!
OF CHARLES CONRAD CATOR SR., AND SARAH STEPHENSON CATOR
♥ ♥ ♥
Just to make life fun, Great Granddaddy
Charles Conrad Cator (Sr.) married a Sarah also. His mom was a
Sarah E.; his wife was Sarah F. Stephenson. Charles was born May
1863 and lived to be a ripe-old age of 80! He died in July
1943 in Washington DC.
Great Grandmother Sarah F. Cator was born 1871
and died far earlier than Charles Sr. Sarah F. died young at
just 27 years old. Sarah is buried at St. Barnabas also, as is
Charles Sr. many years later and his second wife, Rachel Lurania
Cator. Charles is buried with Sarah. Rachel Lurania Cator is
Children of Great Grandparents Charles Cator
Sr. and Sarah F. Stephenson Cator are:
Son Age 5 months Cator
was born in 1891.
He died on 25 Apr 1892. Note: There was at
least one other baby buried with Sarah F. and Charles.
This may be a baby born to Sarah when she was 27 and
died, likely during childbirth. The grave says
Our Great Aunt,
Mabel E. Cator
was born in May 21 1893 in
DC. She died in August 1984 in Whitestone, VA.
Mabel married Ralph Mason Drummond. Mabel is
Saint Barnabas Church Cemetery in PGC, MD.
Ralph and Mabel were the parents of Inez
Drummond who was 19 years old in 1940.
According to the 1940 Census, her dad,
Charles Conrad Cator, Sr. was living with
Mabel and Ralph and Inez. At that time
Charles was 77 and widowed. Charles and
Mabel did not work. Ralph was a
foreman for the fire department and Inez was
a telephone operator for an office building.
Great Granddaddy Charles died three years
later. They lived at 11th St. SE in DC.
Ralph Drummond is also buried at St.
Barnabas. Ralph was a
Sgt. U.S. Army WWI. Ralph died in Lake Worth
FL in 1973.
1891 Washington DC City Directory:
Charles C. Cator (Sr.),
Southeast, DC; Occupation: Driver
Note: Today this address is a
nursery, Ginko Gardens
Grandmother Sarah Stephenson Cator died in 1898. See
CONRAD CATOR, SR. AND 2ND WIFE LURANIA CLIFTON CATOR -
NO CHILDREN FROM THIS MARRIAGE
1900: DC Wash. City 10 Dist Census:
June 6, 1900
330 Polk Street NE
(same street that William and Charity Cator are living on in
Series: T623 Roll: 158 Page:
Charles C. Cator,
Jr. is our paternal direct line.
Charles Cator Sr.,
Head, b. May 1863, age 37, b. MD to MD parents; m. 2 yrs to 2nd
Lurania Cator, b. April 1876, age 24. No children
from this marriage.
Mabel Cator, Dau. of SARAH F.
CATOR, b. May 1893 DC. Age 7, MD-born parents.
Charles Cator, Jr., Son of SARAH F. CATOR, b. Feb "1896"
(instead of 1895), age 4.
Joseph Clifton, Nephew-in-Law, b. Aug 1876 (age 23) works
as a milk driver.
Charles Cator, Sr., was working in
1900 at the Navy Yard. (Census difficult to read).
1900: DC Wash. City 10 Dist
4, 1900; Series: T623 Roll: 158 Page: 219
Ruth Ridgeway is our maternal
resides on 28 Grant Street in DC (Now
Grant Circle). Ida (Willett) is the stepdaughter of
Philip Martin and his wife Laura. Ida married Henry
Ridgeway and she and her husband of 5 years lived with Philip
and Laura at 28
Grant Street in DC in 1900. Ida and Henry had three
daughters at that time - Ruth (our line born March 1896), Elvie
(born March 1898), and infant Marion (born Dec 1899).
Philip Martin and Henry Ridgeway both worked as day
laborers. NOTE: Laura Willet married
Philip Martin after the 1880 Census (she married Philip about
1882). In the 1880 Census for Middleton, Charles County,
Maryland, (FHL Film 1254508, NA Film T9-0508), Laura is the Head
of Household (her husband ____ Willett must be deceased or they
are divorced). 1880 MD Census:
It is interesting to note in an article in
the Washington Post on August 12, 1895, that Laura Willet
Martin's son, William A. Willett, Ida's older brother, evidently
detested his step-father for whatever reason and was violent
toward him. See:
1905 (Dec 19th) Washington Post Deed of
1910 Census ED 93,
Washington, DC, T624, 151, Part 3,
713 G Street, DC
From Google Maps:
Charles C. Cator, Jr.
is our paternal direct line.
Charles and Lurania
Cator (not Cater) lived at 713 G Street, DC with their son, Charles
C. Cator, Jr., and daughter, Mabel E. Cator. Charlie Jr. was
14 and his sister Mabel was about two years older (16). Both
single. Also living in the house is "boarder" Thomas Cater
(Cator) age 75. This is Charles Cator Sr.'s father!
Charles Jr. is listed as being born in Washington DC (instead of
Maryland). His parents (Charles Sr. and Lurania, stepmother)
were born in Maryland, as was his sister Mabel and grandfather
Thomas. Note: Lurania was a Clifton born in Kentucky.
Lurania and Charles Sr. had no children born to them. Charles
Sr. was listed as a "furnaceman" for the "Navy Yard". Thomas
listed as having "own income."
August 8, 1915 Washington
Post: CCCSr bought a Baby Grand Chevrolet touring car:
This is a Baby Grand Chevrolet Touring
Car-1915 model (click picture
to go to website on this car):
Jr would go drinking with his father, Charles Sr. and would
drive them home with Charles Sr saying "Watch it!" at every
intersection. At one such intersection, someone hit their
vehicle and Charles Sr said to his son, "G__ D__ It! I
told you to
1920: DC Wash. County
229 Dist Census: Series T625, Roll 208
Charles Cator (Sr.) Age 56,
Male, Race: White, Born: DC
Charles Sr., in 1920 was working on heaters at the
Navy Yard. Ralph, his son-in-law was a baker, and James, his
nephew was dairy salesman (route?). Charles and James were both born
in DC to parents who were born in MD. Residence: 624 Sixth.
CHARLES CONRAD CATOR JR and
1) Ruth Ridgeway
2) Florence O'Toole
Granddaddy CHARLES CONRAD
CATOR, JR. (CHARLES CONRAD2,
THOMAS1) was born 1895 in Silver Hill, Md., and
died 1987 in Va. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in
He married: (1) RUTH RIDGEWAY
before 1915, dau. of
Henry Ridgeway & Ida Willett (Martin). Ruth
was born March 1896.
He married: (2) FLORENCE BEATRICE
b. May 27, 1899, daughter of Patrick
O'Toole and Cora Robinson.
Listing of Ridgeways buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery,
FOR THE VERY INTERESTING STORY OF HOW CHARLES
CONRAD CATOR JR AND BRIDE RUTH RIDGEWAY ELOPED, AGAINST THE ODDS,
Children of our Grandparents Charles Cator and
Ruth Ridgeway are:
BERNICE LUCILLE CATOR,
b. 1915, Washington, D.C.; d. 1992, Winter Park, Fl.
1917 January 10th: Washington Post, Under Births
The "girl" would be their second daughter,
Evelyn E. Cator.
24 Jan 1918:
Ruth Alice and Buck
(Charles JR) have their third child,
MARY ALICE CATOR,
born in DC. Alice is Ruth's
1918/ January 23rd:
713 G St, SE
1920: DC Wash. County 113 Dist
Census: Series T625, Roll 207 Page 232:
Charles C. Cator, age 23, born in DC. He and his
wife Ruth A. Ridgeway Cator (23) lived at 905
in DC with their daughters Bernice L., Evelyn E., and Mary A.
Cator. Boarding with them were Russell DeYankin(?) and George D.
Fowler. Ruth worked as a cashier at the movie theater and Charlie
worked as a Dispatcher for the Railroad.
Charlie and Ruth divorced and ultimately Ruth
married lodger, George D. Fowler. Charlie remarried also, to
Florence B. O'Toole:
1930 DC Census: 916
G Street: Series T626_295; Page: 4B; Enumeration District:
129; Image: 1063.
Charles is an electrician; no other members of the family
worked. Interesting that Florence B. "O'Toole" Cator lists her
parents as merely born in the "United States." Florence & Charles
are the direct line parents of
BERNICE LUCILLE CATOR and
Thomas Hill 2) John Joseph Gately,
(CHARLES CONRAD3, CHARLES
CONRAD2, THOMAS1) b. June 12, 1915 in
Washington, D.C.; died June 11, 1992 in Winter Springs, FL.
CHARLES THOMAS HILL, SR.
before 1936, son of Thomas Domick Hill and
Anna Greenfield. (2) JOHN
JOSEPH GATELY, JR. 1943 in Washington, D.C., son of John Gately and
Our Great Great Grandfather
b. MD to MD-born
Our Great Great Grandmother
born in Maryland 7 years later.
Sarah Elizabeth Lusby and Thomas
became Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cator.
Our Great Great Uncle.
son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth,
JAMES WILLIAM CATOR
born in Maryland.
Cator Sr., was
born in DC. His birth was during the Civil War.
Spauldings District, Prince Georges County, MD Census:
a farmer, and his family (Sarah
James W., Charles C. &
Mary E.) were living
in Forestville. The 1870 Census indicates that Sarah E. is
unable to write, but can read. Their oldest son, James
W. Cator, is 9. Charles is 7.
Sarah F. Stephenson
was born in 1871 in Maryland.
Thomas and Sarah
Suitland (home shown in History of Suitland Maryland)
near the present day Cedar Hill Cemetery. Book
mentions Thomas sold 5 1/2 acres to an unrelated family.
Thomas and Sarah
Cator are together in Prince George's County, but their son
Charles Conrad Cator, Sr.,
is no longer living at the home (he is now age 19
James W. Cator
is "William Cator" who
is now 18. Note: I did a duration calculation
using July 10, 1870 Census and February 10, 1862 for
birthdate for James W. Cator and got 8 years 5 months.
Then I did the calculation for 10 years later, June 18, 1880
and February 10, 1862 for birthdate of "William Cator" and
got 18 years 4 months and 8 days. Conclusion:
James W. and William Cator are in fact the same person,
James William Cator!
F. Stephenson married
Cator Sr. on 4 Dec 1890
in District of Columbia. She would have been
about 19 years old. And he would have been about 27.
had a baby boy who lived 5 months. He died 25 Apr
1892. He is buried with his mother, and now father.
Next known child is Mabel. In the Washington DC City
Director, Charles C. Cator (Sr. and Sarah) are living at 911
11th SE, DC. He is a driver.
Infant son of
Charles and Sarah buried at St. Barnabas Church Cemetery;
buried 4/25/1992 at age 5 months. No marker.
Born 1891; died April 1892.
Source: Find A
Grave; St. Barnabas
1891 Oct 5
Our Great Great Grandmother
wife of Thomas Cator died.
Mabel E. Cator,
was born in DC. She would live until 1984 when she
died in Whitestone VA at the age of 90. Next known
child is CCC, Jr.
born in MD. She
is the daughter of
Henry Ridgeway and Ida Willett (Martin).
She will become Charlie's first wife.
F. Stephenson Cator
died in 1898 in Maryland. She was 27. They were
married less than 10 years. The grave is marked "and
children" (See photo above). St Barnabas Cemetery in
MD, Section 1, Range 5. Within the same year,
Charles Conrad Cator, Sr. marries his second wife, Rachel
Lurania Clifton (of KY). In the 1900 Census, Rachel Lurania
and Charles are listed as married for 2 years.
born; daughter of Patrick
and Cora Robinson. She
will become Charlie JR.'s second wife. Her father,
Patrick was a big man - very tall. He owned stables
where George Washington Hospital now sits and had a farm in
McLean, VA. Patrick would take his granddaughter
Dorothy Cator for a treat but would not give her the money
to buy it herself. He always did this. He liked
to eat black bananas!
1900 Jun 6
DC Wash. Dist. 10
shows Charles and
Lurania as living at 330 Polk Street
(same street that
brother William and his wife Charity Cator are living on).
husband of Sarah
now "75" and is widowed. He is listed as a
"boarder with his own income" with
Charles and Lurania Cator, who are living at 713 G
Street, DC. . Seems strange that he is not listed as
"Father," but as mean as Lurania is supposed to have been,
she may have only thought of Thomas as a "boarder."
Proper spelling is "Cator"...not "Cater."
Census ED 93, Washington, DC, T624, 151, Part 3, Page 175A
While living at 713 G Street, Charles Conrad Cator, Sr.,
filed a Civil War Pension claim per the Index on
Ancestry regarding his father Thomas Cator. Thomas
Cator was drafted into the Civil War as a fort builder
for the union army.
Our Great Great Grandfather
died. He and
are in neighboring graves located at
Barnabas Episcopal Church, Temple Hills, MD.
Below are photos of St. Barnabas Church with photo of grave
of Sarah E. Cator
Around age 17, Buck
(Charles Jr) was working as a dispatcher for the railroad
and was accidentally coupled between two train cars.
The injuries were brutal and he spent a year in the hospital
(Providence). Physical Therapy was unlike today - for
example, to strengthen his arm a rock was placed in a bucket
on his arm and as he progressed more rocks were placed in
the bucket! He left the hospital with a plate in his
head, his left arm shorter than his right arm, his left leg
shorter than his right leg and he lived with pain all the
rest of his life but rarely complained of it. Over his
lifetime he would return to the dispatcher job (had it when
married Ruth); lit old gas street lights for the gas
company; worked at Pepsi Cola (Pepsico) in DC as a bottle
machine repairman and at one time was their only repairman
for the city despite being color blind; he worked as
appliance repairman for Naylor Gardens apartment complex
during WW II (his injuries from the train accident prevented
him from enlisting or being
and he worked for the Potomac Electric Power Co. as a
marry. Charles Cator loved Ruth Ridgeway very much
throughout their marriage. She was remembered as being a fun
person - lots of vitality and sparkle. See the story
of their complex elopement here:
1915 Apr 23
Washington Post article
Ruth and Buck have their first child,
born in DC.
1917 Jan 5
Ruth and Buck have their second child,
EVELYN ESTELLE CATOR,
born in DC.
Washington Post, Under
Births Reported on January 10th, 1917 newspaper :
Evelyn Cator (Right)
with her stepmother Florence Cator and step grandfather,
Ruth and Buck have their third child,
MARY ALICE CATOR,
born in DC. Alice Ruth's
middle name also.
DC Wash. County 113
Series T625, Roll
207 Page 232:
Charles C. Cator JR, age
23, born in DC. He and his wife
Ruth A. Ridgeway Cator
(23) lived at 905 Ninth Street in DC with their daughters
Bernice L., Evelyn E., and Mary A.
Cator. Boarding with them were Russell
DeYankin and George D. Fowler, a rigger. Ruth worked as a
cashier at the movie theater and Charlie worked as a
dispatcher for the railroad.
In a couple
of years from this Census, Charlie and Ruth will divorce and
Ruth will later marry
George D. Fowler.
Charlie will marry
Florence B. O'Toole.
DC Wash. County 229
Series T625 T625,
Roll 208 Page 71
Charles C. Cator SR
Age 56, Male, Race: White, Born: DC
It's been 10 years
since the last Census and
Charles is on the
move again. They are now living at 624 Sixth Street NE
in DC, although he is still working on heaters at the Navy
Yard. Ralph, his son-in-law (Mabel's husband) works as
a baker, and James, his nephew, as a dairy salesman. Charles
and James were both born in DC to parents who were born in
MD. Lurania was born in Maryland to a Kentuckian
father (Clifton) and a Maryland mother (Burgess).
Lorraine Swann, a Ward, was born in Maryland to
Was Lorraine his daughter? CCC SR.
had a lady friend named Nellie Swann (girlfriend).
Charles C. Cator JR, Circuit
Court/Fairfax County, VA, 9/25/1922
At one point, they lived at 916 "G" Street in Washington,
DC, but also owned the lots at 914 and 918 G Street.
dies. At that time she was living at 624 Sixth Street,
NE in DC.
buried in at St. Barnabas Cemetery, but not in the area
where Sarah F., Charles Sr's first wife is buried.
On Christmas Eve, Our Grandmother
Ruth Ridgeway (Cator) Fowler dies of pneumonia,
following an auto accident.
Ruth was brought
home on a stretcher and "Aunt Elvie (Ruth's sister)" told
the family about the accident. George and Ruth had
been going around the circle in Washington DC and revenuers,
chasing bootleggers, hit their car which caused Ruth to hit
her head very hard. Ruth refused to stay in the hospital,
but the accident took a lot out of her. One of her friends
cared for her at home. While recovering, Ruth got the
flu and worsened. She was taken to a hospital (Old
Providence) and died. Ruth Ridgeway (Cator)
Fowler is buried at the
Church Cemetery in Forestville MD.
DC Census 916 G St , Series
T626, 295 ED 129
Charles is an electrician; no other members
of the family are employed.
Interesting that Florence B.
"O'Toole" Cator lists her parents
as merely born in the
Florence & Charles are
parents of Jessamine (Jerri), Dorothy, & Cora Cator
For more on Cora Cator who married Vernon Long, go to bottom
BERNICE LUCILLE CATOR
CHARLES THOMAS HILL, SR.,
Thomas Domick Hill
18 Feb 1943
LUCILLE CATOR HILL marries
JOHN JOSEPH GATELY, JR.,
John Gately and
They will have 4 sons.
at old Providence Hospital in DC.
chose to be buried by his first wife,
at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Temple Hills,
is buried in a different section of the same cemetery.
Providence Hospital in the early 1900s (Library of Congress)
stood between 2nd and 3rd St. and D and E St. Southeast. The
block is now Providence Park"
JOHN JOSEPH GATELY, JR.,
a merchant marine, dies at sea
near Kwajalein Island, a beautiful and isolated island which
is part of Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the
dies in Westmoreland County, VA. She had been a member
of the Eastern Star. Twice past president of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
Florence O'Toole, through her mother,
was descendant of
Robert E. Lee.
MABEL E. CATOR
dies at Whitestone, VA
CHARLES CONRAD CATOR, JR,
dies at Westmoreland County, VA at approximately 4;10 pm.
He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD (Sec
30C, Lot 421, Site 1).
He died at age 91, less than a month before his 92nd
birthday. He had been a member of Masonic Hope Lodge Chapter
20, Washington, DC. Believed to have been a 32nd
LUCILLE CATOR HILL GATELY dies in Winter Springs,
FL. She is interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery in
Cora Cator Long
with mom Florence O'Toole Cator
Lee Cator and her husband, Vernon Long
Lee was the daughter of Charles Conrad Cator, Jr., and his
second wife, Florence O'Toole Cator. Her maternal
grandmother was Cora Lee Robinson O'Toole, for whom she was
CORA LEE CATOR
was born in March of
1925 in Washington, D.C. Cora married VERNON ROSS
LONG, who was born April 23, 1919 in Fairfax, VA.
Cora Cator Long died
several years after her husband passed away. She died
in July 2000 whereas he had died in November 1994 in
VA. They were married a total of 49 years.
During her life, she
and Vernon had one daughter. While giving birth Cora
suffered a stroke, but was ultimately able to recover, other
than some partial facial paralysis. Cora
evidently was a timid girl with pretty light brown hair and
green eyes. Cora was a member of the Eastern Star; and
prior to her marriage worked for a short time at the
telephone company. Vernon was a member of the Masons -
sponsored by Charles Conrad Cator, Jr. He retired from
During WWII Vernon,
who was in the United States Army, was captured as a
prisoner of war in the Philippines by the Japanese. He
spent three years in horrific captivity.
Her husband Vernon
was stationed in Japan in the mid 1950s and she and her
daughter were able to be in that country with him.
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1900s hardware store in Anacostia, DC
Charles Conrad Cator, Jr.
Charles Conrad Cator, Sr.
Ruth Ridgeway Cator
Grave of Sarah E. Cator,
wife of Thomas Cator.
She died October 5, 1891
Grave of Sarah F. Cator, first wife
of Charles Conrad Cator, Sr. Sarah was born 1871;
Grave of Rachel "Lurania" Cator,
second wife of Charles Conrad Cator, Sr.
Evelyn, Bernice and Mary (nee Cators) with
Patrick in front of a monument in DC
inscribed with name "Samuel Compers"
Charles Cator, Jr. and 2nd wife, Florence
Charlie Cator Obit
Group of Cators 1938
Esther O'Toole & Cora Cator
Charles Conrad Cator, Jr. and his wife, Florence O'Toole Cator.
Dining Room at Colonial Beach home of Charles and Florence Cator
Granddaddy & Grandmother (Charles and Florence) enjoying snowball fight
at Colonial Beach, VA
Dorothy and Cora Cator