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Lester Cate
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Birth: May 3, 1830
West Firle
Lewes District
East Sussex, England
Death: Feb. 14, 1893

CATE, LESTER-Of the firm of Cate & Graham, transfer men. Was born May 3, 1830, and is a native of Sussexshire, England. He was raised on a farm, and when about twenty-two years of age went to London, and for five years was employed on the police force. About twenty-three years ago be came to this State and located in this city, and has been engaged in his present business about eighteen years. He is the oldest one of his line in the city. He owns a fine farm in Walnut township, consisting of ninety four acres. His marriage was in London, in August, 1855, to. Miss Amelia Merrill. She died, leaving one son: Stephen E. His second marriage was on the 1st of January, 1863, to Miss M. A. King, a native of England. They have three daughters and one son: Jennie, William, Carrie, and Annie.

"The History of Polk County, Iowa" published by the Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co. 1880
marriage record:
Name: Lester Cate
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1863
Marriage Place: Polk Co., Iowa
Spouse: Martha A. King
FHL Film Number: 1749716
Reference ID: 2:3PRPLFL
p/o William H.(Juanita M. Williams), Jennie S.(Homer B. Collins)
1870 census Des Moines Ward 2, Polk, Iowa
Lester Cate 37
Mattie A Cate 27
Stephen Cate 15
Jennie Cate 4
William Cate 9/12
Henry Cate 26
Moses J Tomlinson 43
Peter Furgerson 3
David Leonard 32
John Mc Guire 20
Betsy Backstrom 40
in same lot:
Charles Cate, Frank Cate, Lester Cate, Mattie A.Cate, Stephen E.Cate, Vida Rose Collins, John King, Sarah King, Annie L. Truman 
Family links: 
  Martha A King Cate (1842 - 1908)
  Stephen E Cate (1855 - 1923)*
  Carrie E Cate Gregory (1872 - 1966)*
  Annie Louise Cate Truman (1874 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block: 8 Section: Lot: 00033
Created by: Katie Lou
Record added: Jul 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28270011
Lester Cate
Added by: Katie Lou
Lester Cate
Added by: Katie Lou
Lester Cate
Added by: Katie Lou
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