Clinton G Cato

Male 1852 - 1927  (74 years)


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  • Name Clinton G Cato 
    Born 5 Dec 1852 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1927  Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Oakland Cemetery Greene Co, IL
    Person ID I12678  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father George Edwin Cato,   b. 6 Jun 1798, York, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1864, Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Euphamia Rieff,   b. 6 Dec 1800, York, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1885, Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Jan 1822  Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Love E Secor 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Greenfield Argus - Nov 16, 1900 C.G.Cato and son moved their store to the west side of the square in what formerly was occupied by J.M. Couper as a drug store. Greenfield Argus - Jan 1927 Clinton G. Cato an old and highly respected business man of Greenfield, IL for many years was born in the Providence Church neighborhood, south of Daum, IL., Dec 5, 1852, and passed out of this life at St. John hospital in Springfield, IL, Tuesday Jan 4, 1927, at 9:30 pm being 74 years, and 29 days. On August 25, 1874, he united in marriage with Love E. Secor of this city. To this union four children were born; three of whom survive as follows: Mrs. J.J. Cook of Florence, AL; and two sons Dean of Springfield, Il; and Wayne of Marshfield, Oregon. One son died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death in September 1900. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jacob Bauer, of Hettick, IL one half brother Edward Brown in Alton, IL and one half sister, Mrs. Oscar Teaney of Marshfield, Oregon. Mr Cato was engaged in the grocery business on the West side of the square in Greenfield for thirty five years. He moved to Springfield, IL in August 1904, where he has since resided. Until two years ago he had scarcely known what sickness was. On March 18, 1925, while crossing the street in Springfield, IL an auto without lights quickly swerved around the corner and bore down upon him and dragged and rolled him about eighty feet, breaking his limb in four places and cutting and bruising him in many places. That he lived as long and made as much of a recovery as he did was attributed to the clean life he had lived. He was a good husband and father and made it his principle in life to harm no one. Heart trouble was his final decease. The remains were brought to Greenfield Wednesday pm and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Secor where on Thursday at 10 am funeral services were conducted and the remains laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. Oscar F. Jones, pastor of the M.E.Church in Greenfield officating.