Rebecca Cato

16 December 1845–1 October 1885 (Age 39)
Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Cato was born on 16 December 1845, in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles C Cato, was 37 and her mother, Ann Higby, was 33. She married William Charles Faulkner on 10 November 1868. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 1 October 1885, in Central, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Central, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Charles Faulkner
Rebecca Cato
Marriage: 10 November 1868
William Charles Faulkner Jr
Emmaline A Faulkner
Edith Priscilla Faulkner
Meady Salina Faulkner
Minnie Louise Falkner
Silva Mae Faulkner
Laura Mannetta Faulkner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1868
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant of Catoe .Swedish: perhaps a soldier's name, bestowed with reference to Cato, the Roman statesman.Bosniak, Serbian, and Croatian (Ćato, in Bosnia and Herzegovina also Čato): occupational name from Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian ćato ‘scribe, clerk’.

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

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    "Dear Judy: Memories of My Mother, Mary Ann Cato Dana Odell"

    Stories of this family are told in Nellie Dana Thomas's "Dear Judy: Stories of My Mother, Mary Ann Cato Dana Odell," published in 2020 by Harmony Street Publishers, available as a paperback (6” x 9”, …

    Sources (10)

    • Rebecca Cato, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
    • Rebecca Cater, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Rebecca Cato in entry for William Charles Faulkner, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"

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