Mary Frances Caton

21 November 1906–19 October 1990 (Age 83)
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Caton was born on 21 November 1906, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Augustus Caton, was 36 and her mother, Alice Agnus Peerce, was 27. She married Allen Vivian Merrill on 4 June 1927, in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 October 1990, in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Vivian Merrill
Mary Frances Caton
Marriage: 4 June 1927
Lorna Marie Merrill
Thomas Allen Merrill

Spouse and Children

4 June 1927
Alameda, Alameda, California, United States



    Thomas Allen Merrill


Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Edmund Caton


    John Caton



    Edna Agnes Caton


    Alice Patricia Caton


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 8

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places called Caton, in Derbyshire and Lancashire. The former is probably named with the Old English personal name or byname Cada ( see Cade ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter is from the Old Norse byname Káti ( see Cates ) + tūn.2 English and French: from a pet form of Catlin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marie Catou in household of Thomas A Catou, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie C Merrell in household of Allen V Merrell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marie Merrill in household of Allen Merrill, "United States Census, 1940"

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