Mary Francis Ward

March 1855–14 February 1918 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Francis

Mary Francis Ward was born in March 1855, in South Carolina, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with William Robert Cato Jr.. She lived in Hall, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, Collin, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 14 February 1918, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Cato Jr.
1853–1900
Mary Francis Ward
1855–1918
Joseph James Cato
1871–1954
John Henry Cato
1873–1965
Robert Bruce Cato
1876–1957
India Ola Cato
1880–1969
Bessie Drucilla Cato
1883–1924
Pearl V Cato
1884–1944
Lula Cato
1887–
Hubert Cato
1892–1892
Ules Edgar Cato
1893–1959

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    Joseph James Cato

    Male1871–1954Male

    John Henry Cato

    Male1873–1965Male

    Robert Bruce Cato

    Male1876–1957Male

    Female1880–1969Female

    Female1883–1924Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 5

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 21

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Cato in household of William R Cato, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary F Cato in household of John H Cato, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Ward in entry for Joseph James Cato, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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