Josephine Minerva Ann <I>Erby</I> Cates

Photo added by Patricia Kemper

Josephine Minerva Ann Erby Cates

  • Birth 7 Jul 1868 Maury County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 18 Oct 1949 Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Palmer, Ellis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 36374300

Josephine was the daughter of David Houston Erby and Nancy Louise Tune Erby of Maury County, Tennessee.

The family moved at some point after the 1880 census from Tennessee to Texas. Josephine married Theophilus Henry Cates circa 1889 in Tennessee.

Josephine and Henry had these known children:
Myrtle E. Cates DeHay
Georgia Ethel Cates Wooley
Gussie Louise Cates Turns
Lillian Cates Harris
Herman Henry Cates
Ona Masal Cates Vandygriff
Audrey Fay Cates Ranton

Rest in peace.

A special thanks to Pat Kemper for adding this memorial and for all her work in Ellis County, Texas.

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  • Maintained by: Gloria Tune
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Kemper
  • Added: 26 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36374300
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Minerva Ann Erby Cates (7 Jul 1868–18 Oct 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36374300, citing Palmer Cemetery, Palmer, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Gloria Tune (contributor 46777289) .