Charles Rueben Catt

8 September 1861–20 August 1919 (Age 57)
Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles Rueben

When Charles Rueben Catt was born on 8 September 1861, in Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Isaac Dodsen Catt, was 34 and his mother, Lucy Ann Emerson, was 19. He married Kate Mc Grath on 9 March 1889, in Van Buren Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 20 August 1919, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Arlington Hill Cemetery, Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Rueben Catt
Kate Mc Grath
Marriage: 9 March 1889
Hazel Edna Catt
Rexford Catt

Spouse and Children

9 March 1889
Van Buren Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English catte ‘cat’. The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents. They seem to have come from Egypt, where they were regarded as sacred animals.2 English: from a medieval female personal name, a short form of Catherine .3 Variant spelling of German and Dutch Katt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles R Catt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles R Catt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles R Catt in household of Isaac Catt, "United States Census, 1880"

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