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Clinton G. Cato

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 4 Jan 1927 (aged 74)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 57772926 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Tim Wilkinson
  • Added: 27 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57772926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clinton G. Cato (5 Dec 1852–4 Jan 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57772926, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tim Wilkinson (contributor 29475788) .