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Cato, Frances (Fanny) (1860–1948)

Mrs Frances Cato, widow of Mr Fred J. Cato, well-known philanthropist, died at her home in Tooronga rd, Hawthorn, yesterday, aged 88.

Mrs Cato was closely identified with Methodist Church activities, and was, for many years president of both the Methodist Homes for Children at Cheltenham and of the YWCA. She leaves three daughters and two sons.

After a service at her home at 2.30 pm on Monday the funeral will leave for the Melbourne General Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Argus (Melbourne), 29 October 1948, p 6

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'Cato, Frances (Fanny) (1860–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 October 2019.

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Alternative Names
  • Bethune, Frances



20 August 1948
Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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