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.