Elma Dare Cater

23 July 1915–24 March 2002 (Age 86)
Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elma Dare

When Elma Dare Cater was born on 23 July 1915, in Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, her father, William Francis Cater, was 32 and her mother, Susannah Scott, was 23. She had at least 2 sons with Raymond T Nicholson. She lived in Valley Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Cambridge Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 24 March 2002, in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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Raymond T Nicholson
Elma Dare Cater
Glen Eldred Nicholson
Benjamin Ray Nicholson

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    John T Cater



    Paul C Cater


    Billie Scott Cater


    Max Dean Cater


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Elma Nicholson in household of William Cater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elma D Nicholson in household of Raymon T Nicholson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elma D Cater in household of William F Cater, "United States Census, 1920"

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