Earlier Generations: CHARLES
James Milton Cator's Grandparents:
William DeCator/Cator and Charlotte LNU Cator
James Milton Cator's Parents:
Thomas E. Cator and Margaret Louise Henderson Cator
Descendants of James Milton Cator
JAMES MILTON CATOR, was born December 15, 1878 in Quantico,
Virginia, to a Maryland-born father and a Virginia-born mother.
James Milton Cator's parents are Thomas
E. Cator and wife Margaret Henderson Cator. It is not known why Thomas E.
Cator moved to Virginia before James Milton Cator was born, unless his marriage
was the reason for the move.
LINNIE RAE JONES was born
07 Nov 1888 in Prince
William County, Virginia, to Virginia-born parents
Charles G. Jones and his wife Susan M. Carter Jones, of the same county. She has a brother Raymond who is born
Linnie Jones Cator died on
23 Feb 1925 at home from pulmonary TB at the age of 36. At
one point she lived at
733 7th Street SE / Washington, DC, Death Certificate below:
- 1910: April 20, 1910
Census of Fairfax/Falls Church VA (District 31)
From the 1910 Census we learn that James married at age 26 to a Virginian
"Linnie" (she is Linnie Jones Cator) who was just 16 when they
wed. Linnie and James had two children, only one of whom was living.
This child's name is Charles E. Cator.
Anyway, he was 4 in 1910, so he would have been born about 1906. Since
they had been married 5 years and James was 26 when they wed, this would mean
they married around 1904-1905. Linnie did not work outside the home; James
Milton worked in house building field. They ultimately have 5 known
children. They live on Little River Turnpike in Falls Church VA at the
time of this Census.
CHARLES E. CATOR, born about 1906 in
Virginia. Charles died the Thursday before July 26, 1928, at 2609 P St,
NW, Wash, DC. His wife at that time was Agnes.
the 1910 Census James, Linnie and son Charles are living on Little River
Turnpike in Fairfax VA. They have had two children but one is no longer
living. They have been married 5 years. He is 10 years older than Linnie
and is a carpenter.
WILLIAM FRANKLIN CATOR, SR., born
August 6, 1910 in Virginia. Wilmer
and William both liked to play baseball.
William Franklin Cator died on
Saturday 27 August 1938 at age 27. (SEE 1938 Below)
1913: Daughter, MARGARET "MYRTLE" VIRGINIA CATOR,
was born about 1913 in Virginia.
When age 16, she married FNU Smith (about 1929, likely in Alexandria VA). At some point James' and Linnie's daughter
Myrtle Virginia Cator no longer was
Myrtle Smith. She married
(b. 12/29/1906 d. 12/21/1972), son
Keys and Lena Beavers; and they had 9
children. Also it appears there are many Keys ancestors in the area of
Port of Dumfries and Quantico, Virginia. They originated from Dumfries
Scotland. Benton was born 1907.
Benton Keys is buried at Woodbine
Cemetery in Manassas, VA.
Note: A Myrtle Keys
is listed in the SSDI as:
Myrtle Keys 13 Oct 1897- Mar 1985 (72 yrs old), Alexandria City, Virginia;
birth year is wrong - who is this Myrtle Keys ???
Children of MYRTLE
are: Joyce, Wanda, Twins Donald and Delores, Benton "Benny,
(see column to right near bottom) " Shirley,
and Twins Barbara and Patricia.:
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).
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.
1919 pic may be where James Milton Cator worked building aircraft.
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)."
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.
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.
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:
Daughter MYRTLE VIRGINIA CATOR at age 16 marries _______ SMITH
(per the 1930 Census)
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
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)
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.
As of 1930, James is living, Charles E. has died. William Franklin Cator is married
T. Cator and has his own household and a daughter (James Milton and Linnie's first
grandchild, Blanche Cator). Myrtle is married but living with her dad James;
Viola and Tut are in school and living with James also.
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,
JAMES MILTON CATOR
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.
Post August 30, 1938 Obituary: William
F. Cator who died of a fractured skull (accidental).
As of 1938, James is living and about 59 years old; Linnie is deceased. Charles E.
and William F. have died. James Milton Cator now has four known
grandchildren by William F. and wife Elizabeth. Myrtle is now about 25
and married for the first time at 16. Viola is 21 and Tut is 23.
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:
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).
Mrs. Viola C. Ward
MONROE — Mrs. Viola Cator Ward, 81, of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Monroe Manor. She was a former resident of Burlington.
Born May 31, 1917, in Alexandria, Va., she was the wife of the late Mr. George Fredrick Ward and the daughter of Mr. James Milton Cator and Mrs. Lennie Jones Cator, both deceased. She worked at Western Electric Co. in Burlington for many years.
Survivors include one son, Mr. Thomas Ray Ward of Monroe, and one grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Caswell Presbyterian Church in Atkinson by Edward Danford, pastor. Burial will be in Point Caswell Cemetery in Atkinson.
Memorials may be made to Caswell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 189, Atkinson, N.C. 28421.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw is in charge of arrangements.
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
Elsie Hewitt Cator, 89, of Hague died
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005. Mrs. Cator was a retired secretary for Pulse
Communications, a member of Carmel United Methodist Church and was the widow
of Wilmer M. "Tut" Cator.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Cator of Woodbridge and Janice
Montgomery of Newton, Iowa. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 12
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Carmel United Methodist
Church, Hague. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will
receive friends at Welch Funeral Home, Montross, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carmel United
Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o George Sisson, Box 114, Hague, Va.
Date published: 2/25/2005
From Find a Grave: Apr. 24, 1915-Feb. 23, 2005
Elsie Hewitt Cator, age 89, of Hague, widow of Wilmer "Tut" M.
Cator, died Wednesday, Feb. 23. Mrs. Cator was a retired
secretary for Pulse Communications, a member of Carmel United
Methodist Church, past president of the Business and
Professional Women's Club, Alexandria, member of the
Club, Member of the Westmoreland Women's Club, member of the
Westmoreland Garden Club, and a volunteer of the Riverside
Tappahannock Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Judith
A. Cator (see below) of Woodbridge, and Janice Montgomery of Newton, Iowa.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, and twelve
great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were William Montgomery, Ron Briel, Eddie Briel, Paul Montgomery, Buddy Sisson, Steven
Sisson, Brian Sisson, Sam Van Sickle and Donald Keys. Funeral
services were held Monday, Feb. 28, at Carmel United Methodist
Church, Hague, with the Reverend Brant Hays officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Wilmer "Tut" Cator
||Oct. 11, 1940
||May 26, 2010
Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Kinsale, Westmoreland County Virginia, USA
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WWII Registration Card for James M. Cator
Benton Keys, JR:
from findagrave Culpepper Va.
Army, WW II (Ret.). He was a retired painting contractor in the
Northern Virginia area. Husband of Betty A. Keys.
Also survived by daughters, Carolyn Robertson & Cindy Quinones;
grandchildren, Amy Mullins & Sarah Quinones; great-grandchild,
Ashton Mullins; brothers, James & William Keys; sister, Mary
McCoy. Family links:
Betty Ann Caudle Keys
(1931 - 2011)*Culpeper