Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato

#273, b. 1 January 1857, d. 29 July 1914
  • Reference: 1882

Individual's Timeline

Birth1 January 1857Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato1,2
Marriage2 October 1879Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato
Death of Father7 October 1894William Cato3
Marriage1901Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato4
Marriage of Son1910Arthur Ernest Cato5,6
Marriage of Son1912Washington H Cato7
Death of Mother23 April 1912Rosetta Coggin8
Death29 July 1914Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato9,10

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Anecdote: Harry Cato who lived in Sydney I never knew much of. I gather he was not all he should have been. He had a daughter named Constance and some years ago I read in the press that a Constance Cato was charged with conspiracy in connection with a forged will.12
  • Occupation: Henry was a Fruiterer.
Some aspects of Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato's life. A report in the Sydney Morning Herald says - "SUNDAY TRADING. At a meeting of the Sydney and Suburban Re- form League on Friday evening it was decided to take the necessary steps to procure a more equitable administration of the Sunday Observance Act. Resolutions were carried unanimously relating to the holding of meetings, and also one amal- gamating the national Sunday Observance League with the Sydney and Suburban Reform League. A sub-committee was formed to carry the resolutions into effect. Mr. H. C. Cato was elected as organ- ising secretary."

I believe this would have been a group who were trying to free up the laws regarding sunday trading. I believe Harry was involved in or worked for the Belmore Produce Markets business. I expect others in this very methodist family were pushing the other way....


Some aspects of Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato's life. From this letter it appears that Harry is working for the Belmore Markets

To the Editor of the Herald - Sir, 1 think I can safely claim that if the Commis- sioners wil turn up their accident record they will find that a far greater number of accidents occur at the intersection of Hay, Sussex, and George streets than any other section of the city. It is painful to note the oft recorded head lines in the Metrpolitan press

"Tram Accident at Haymarket" And why should this be? Let anyone desiring an answer stand any evening for 10 minutes, and watch the almost frantic efforts of the transít oflícer stationed at this particular spot to regulate the traffic where two great produce distrubut-

ing centres empty into George St, viz Sussex street and the Belmore Markets The Commisioners have seen fit to rush the trams without stopping across three thoroughfares, and pull up at Campbell street, a very short distance away, that ends abruptly at George

street, where not one half of the traffic obtains. Not many months ago a lad's foot was cut off while seated on a tram that collided with a vehicle. And now we

have a record last week of four more citizens maimed In the very same way

H. O. CATO, Belmore Markets

Other newspaper stories indicate Harry was running for the council elections in Belmore Ward.
His life was recorded thus ~~ Henry Cox CATO was born on 1 January 1857 at New Town, Hobart and was the second son of William and Rosetta CATO.
Henry was known as Harry by the family.
Harry came to Wellington, New Zealand about 1877, as the Intentions to Marry record at National Archives, Wellington, gives his period of residence as 2 years.
Henry Cox CATO married Rosalie Florence CLARK on 2 October 1879 at the home of Mrs Redford, Argyle Street, Wellington.
Henry gave his occupation as a Fruiterer and the New Zealand Bankruptcies Index gives Henry Cox CATO as a Fruiterer, declared bankrupt on 9 March 1882.
Henry and Rosalie then moved to Sydney, New South Wales.
Henry and Rosalie had two sons and four daughters:
Constance Rose Tasman CATO born 15 March 1881 at Willis St, Wellington Washington H CATO born 1884 at Sydney, New South Wales Carrington W CATO born 1886 and died 1886 at Sydney Florence K CATO born 1887 and died 1887 at Sydney Muriel M M CATO born 1889 at Sydney Patience I CATO born 1894 at Sydney
Details of the Harry and Rosalie's deaths are not known.
Muriel M M CATO married Sydney HOLLINGSWORTH in 1912 at Melbourne, Victoria. Henry (Harry) Cox CATO.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: A Leslie CATO died in 1903. His parents are listed as Harry C CATO and Alice. Possibility that this Harry is the father, as I have found no other mentions of a Harry C CATO in NSW during this period.13

Children of Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato and Rosalie Florence Clark

Children of Henry Cox 'Harry' Cato and Alice Maud Horne

Citations

  1. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: HENRY COX
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: WILLIAM
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: COGGIN ROSETTA
    Day: 01
    Month: 1
    Year: 1857
    Age:
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 113/1857
    Reference: RGD 33.
  2. Tasmanian Family Link, online http://www.eos.tased.edu.au/pioneers/taslink3, #72991.
  3. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: WILLIAM
    Event: Death
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Day: 07
    Month: 10
    Year: 1894
    Age: 75
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 1376/1894
    Reference: RGD 35.
  4. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 8176/1901 CATO HENRY C HORNE ALICE M.
  5. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, from death index for a son
    241/1940 CATO RAYMOND WENTWORTH ARTHUR ERNEST ADA ELIZABETH.
  6. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)     Arthur E
    Last name     Kato
    Denomination     -
    Marriage year     1910
    Registration year     1910
    Registration district     Mosman
    State     New South Wales
    Country     Australia
    Spouse's first name(s)     Ada E
    Spouse's last name     Konnecke
    Registration number     9192
    Volume reference     -
    Cross reference     -
    Record set     New South Wales Marriages 1788-1945
    Category     Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory     Marriages & divorces
    Collections from     Australia & New Zealand.
  7. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory
  8. Rosetta Cato, Deat certificate for Rosetta Cato.
  9. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 10753/1914 CATO HENRY C WILLIAM ROZETTA.
  10. Ryerson, Ryerson Index, CATO     Henry Cox     Funeral notice     29JUL1914     Funeral          late of Sydney     Sydney Morning Herald     29JUL1914.     
  11. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Rookwood Cemetery
    First Name:      Henry C.
    Last Name:      Cato
    Death Date:      29 July 1914
    Age:      58
    Inscription:      grandfather
    Plot:      Section T ROW 28
    Plot Number:      9147
    Size:      1
    Cemetery:      Rookwood Cemetery
    City:      Sydney
    State:      New South Wales
    Country:      Australia
    Denomination/nationality:      OLD CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
  12. Letter, W S (Stan) CATO to Oscar Herbert Cato GREEN, 15/7/1948.
  13. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 269/1903 CATO LESLIE HARRY C ALICE.
  14. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, /1899 CATO CHARLES HENRY C ALICE M.
  15. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 179/1904 CATO DADIE M HARRY G ALICE M.
  16. DB - NSW BDM on line, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory, 19578/1905 CATO ARTHUR E HENRY C ALICE M.