SORTING OUT THE CATORS IN MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/DC:
JAMES MILTON CATOR and his son
is said to be a part of "Our Cators."
E. Cator and Margaret Henderson Cator
James Milton and Linnie Jones Cator
WILMER BROADDUS MOORE "TUT" CATOR
1915: Son, WILMER BROADDUS MOORE "TUT" CATOR, born 29 Jun 1915 in Virginia. Tut died on November 1st, 1992, at age 77; His last residence, per the SSDI, is Hague, Westmoreland County, VA. Wilmer and William both liked to play baseball.
VIOLA R. CATOR, born 31 May 1917,
Alexandria, VA (Single in 1928); d. 21 Apr 1999, Age 81; Monroe Manor, Monroe NC
(near Burlington NC).
1919: Sometime in 1919 or before, JAMES MILTON CATOR, had worked for Alexandria Aircraft Corporation, a company that he was suing in order to recover damages suffered in a work-related injury (no Workers' Compensation in 1919!) The outcome of this suit is unknown. Below from Washington Post 1919-03-05
NEW: On his WWI registration card it lists his broken ankle and leg as still stiff. He is living at 125 N. Payne St. Alexandria, VA. He was born Dec. 15 1878. He is a carpenter for General Realty Co. He has brown eyes and hair. This 1919 pic may be where James Milton Cator worked building aircraft.
1920: Census: 125 North Payne Street, Alexandria, VA, taken January 1920. James M. Cator is head of his household (rented) and is 41 years old and works as a building carpenter. Linnie R. (Jones) Cator, his 31-year old wife is still living. Linnie's brother, Raymond Jones, is living with them. He is 18 and single. James and Linnie's children Charles E (age12), William F. (age 9), Myrtle V. (age 7), Wilmer M. "Tut" (age 4+) and Viola (age 1+). I can not decipher what Brother-in-Law Raymond Jones does for his living...looks like something with "(Steam)."
1927: Son, WILLIAM F. CATOR, SR., marries "Elizabeth" in Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1911 in Washington DC. Both are just 16 years old when they marry. Their daughter Blanche is born in 1928. He died on Saturday 27 August 1938 at age 27. See 1938 below.
1928: First grandchild for James and Linnie is born: WILLIAM F. and ELIZABETH (married at age 16, both are now 19) have a daughter - BLANCHE CATOR, born in 1928. William is an electrician at a shop.
1928: Son, CHARLES E. CATOR, born about 1906 in Virginia, died the Thursday before July 26, 1928, at 2609 P St, NW, Wash, DC. His wife at that time was Agnes. He was just 22.
Charles E. Cator
Washington Post on July 26, 1928:
1929: Daughter MYRTLE VIRGINIA CATOR at age 16 marries _______ SMITH (per the 1930 Census)
1930: In the 1930 Census James Milton Cator is shown to be married for 26 years, though she is not listed as living with him. Since he was 52 during this census, this means that they married when he was 26*, or in 1904. At some point in their marriage they lived in Washington, DC. This also indicates that James married only Linnie and that she mothered all of James Milton Cator's children. *The 1930 Census indicates that James Milton Cator was born in 1878 and was 26 when he first married.
In 1930, working as a house builder and being age 52, James Milton Cator was living as a boarder at the home of Lillian Coffey. With him were his son Wilmer (age 14) and daughter Viola (age 12). Wilmer (Birth 29 Jun 1915) and Viola are both students. Also with him was his daughter Myrtle Cator, age 17, who is not attending school. She had married at age 16, but her husband is not listed as living with them. Since Myrtle's last name is noted as "Smith", it is assumed her husband is _______ Smith. Linnie is not listed with the family. (Said that Linnie died when their son Tut was young)
1930: Son, WILLIAM F. CATOR, SR., and his wife "Elizabeth" are living on South Lee Street, Alexandria City, Virginia. William is 19 (married at age 16). Elizabeth is 19 (born about 1911 also) and their daughter Blanche is one year 8 months old in April 1930 (born 1928). William F. Cator is working per the census as an electrician in an electrical shop. They will later add to their family with Jean Delores Cator, born about 1931, and William F. Cator, Jr., born about 1935.
1938: Son, WILLIAM F. CATOR, SR., about 27 years old, died suddenly on Saturday 27 August 1938 at North Beach, Maryland from a FRACTURED SKULL WHEN DIVING. He now has four children who are listed in his obituary and therefore are likely still living in 1938: William F. Cator, Jr., Blanche, Ray, and Jean Dolores Cator. At the time of his death, he is a chauffeur. His wife is listed as Elizabeth V. Cator
Wash. Post 8/28, 1938:
1940: JAMES MILTON CATOR born December 15, 1878 marries (2) DORTHA PANDORA HONAKER. He is 61 and she is 35. Both are widowed. She is from Smoot, WV and he from DC. Rev. Clifford Keys performed the ceremony.
NEW: 5/14/04 Washington Post August 30, 1938 Obituary: William F. Cator who died of a fractured skull (accidental).
1959: Son, Alexandria VA Policeman WILMER "TUT" CATOR, age 43, is injured at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Alexandria VA. He is a charter member of this organization. Per Wash. Post/Times Herald Feb 23, 1959:
1993: Son, WILMER BROADDUS MOORE "TUT" CATOR, died on November 1st, 1993, at age 77; His last residence, per the SSDI, is Hague, Westmoreland County, VA.
VIOLA R. CATOR, d. 21 Apr 1999,
Age 81; Monroe Manor, Monroe NC (near Burlington NC).
-------------------2005: Wife of Wilmer "Tut" Cator, ELSIE H. CATOR, d. February 23, 2005, Age 89, from the Fredericksburg, VA News. http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2005/022005/02252005/1682821
Benton Keys, JR: from findagrave Culpepper Va.
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