William Francis Cato
William Francis Cato
Date of Birth 26 May 1854
Place of Residence 'Carrington' 10 Hillside Crescent Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Isabella Elizabeth Lucas
Childrens Names Montagu Frank, Louis Fawkner, Minnie Eleanor & Eva Gertrude

William Francis Cato was born in Hobart on 26 May 1854, a son of Joseph Cato (1821-1884) and his wife Frances Hickman, formerly Hertzman (1823-1908). William married Isabella Lucas on 2 Oct 1878. Their four children were born in Launceston: Montagu in 1881, Louis in 1884, Minnie in 1886 and Eva in 1887. The family attended the Margaret Street Methodist Church where William was a trustee, a member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a trustee of the Methodist Ladies' College, a member of the Launceston Benevolent Society and South Launceston Bowls Club. He worked at W Hart & Sons, ironmongers, for 50 years, becoming a partner in 1919. He retired in 1928 and died in Launceston on 2 Sep 1933. Source: Jenny Gill, Engraved in memory.

Marion Sargent Nov 2005 & Richard Cato Oct 2006