George W Cater

1 February 1876–20 April 1924 (Age 48)
Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Cater was born on 1 February 1876, in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Flowers Cater, was 25 and his mother, Adelaide Lewis, was 22. He married Clara Stender on 4 September 1899, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Carson Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Harris, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 20 April 1924, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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George W Cater
Josephine Tobola
Marriage: 20 September 1917
Georgette Cater

Spouse and Children


    Josephine Tobola


20 September 1917
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States


    Georgette Cater


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Flowers Cater


    Adelaide Lewis




World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the buyer of provisions for a large household, from a reduced form of Anglo-Norman French acatour (Late Latin acceptator, an agent derivative of acceptare ‘to accept’). Modern English caterer results from the addition of a second agent suffix to the word.2 Slovenian (Čater): status name for a person who read out the Slovenian ceremonial text at the installation of the Carantanian rulers and, later, Carinthian dukes, derived from the dialect verb Čatiti ‘to read’. Carantania was the early medieval Slovenian state on the territory of present-day Carinthia and Styria, now divided between Austria and Slovenia. The people's installation of the Carantanian rulers was an exceptional example of democratic elections in medieval Europe. Thomas Jefferson knew about it and was influenced by it in his thinking about American Independence.3 Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Köter ( see Koetter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Cater, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Cater, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo W Cater in household of Thos ? Cater, "United States Census, 1900"

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