John Lucian Cathey

1876–1960 (Age 84)
Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Lucian

When John Lucian Cathey was born on 15 January 1876, in Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States, his father, Julius Young Cathey, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Louvenia Wood, was 30. He married Hattie Ann Dyer on 13 January 1898, in Union, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 921, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1960, in Cornelia, Habersham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Habersham, Bartow, Georgia, United States.

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John Lucian Cathey
Hattie Ann Dyer
Marriage: 13 January 1898
Avie A Cathey
Beulah Cathey
Conley Lucian Cathey Sr
Norman Dester Cathey

Spouse & Children

13 January 1898
Union, Georgia, United States


  • Female1900–1967Female

  • Beulah Cathey


  • Conley Lucian Cathey Sr


  • Male1914–1964Male

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 17

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of MacCathay, a Galloway surname of unexplained origin, also spelled Cathie.

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

Sources (3)

  • John L Cathy in household of Julius Y Cathy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John L Cathey in household of Connley L Cathey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John L Cathey, "United States Census, 1930"

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