Miss Ethel Cater

25 April 1925–22 March 2007 (Age 81)
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Ethel

When Miss Ethel Cater was born on 25 April 1925, in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Mr Charles Albert Cater, was 33 and her mother, Susan Wilson, was 33. She married David Douglas on 28 February 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 22 March 2007, in her hometown, at the age of 81.

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David Douglas
Miss Ethel Cater
Marriage: 28 February 1950

Spouse and Children

    David Douglas



28 February 1950
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Mr Charles Albert Cater





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World Events (8)

1927 · Kilmarnock War Memorial

Age 2

The Kilmarnock War Memorial was built to pay tribute to all residents of Kilmarnock who fought in World War I. Most of the building is accessible to the public and names of the people who died line the walkways inside and out. After World War II, additions were made adding the names of those who gave their lives in World War II.

Age 15

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1947 · The First Edinburgh International Festival is Held.

Age 22

The idea of the Edinburgh Festival was mainly focused on providing a platform for the flowering of the human spirit and enrich the cultural life of Scotland. The Festival was founded by Rudolf Bing and Henry Harvey Wood after they discussed it over lunch in London convincing themselves that musical and operatic festivals would be good for the communities after World War II ended. After lots of planning and getting everything ready for a large crowd, The first International Festival took place between 22 August and 11 September and has since taken place every August.

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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