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.
Mary Francis Ward
Joseph James Cato
John Henry Cato
Robert Bruce Cato
India Ola Cato
Bessie Drucilla Cato
Pearl V Cato
Lula Cato
Hubert Cato
Ules Edgar Cato

Spouse and Children



    Joseph James Cato


    John Henry Cato


    Robert Bruce Cato




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


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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