Friday, August 21, 2009

Thelma Cathcart - Missouri

These are the last two finds from the Flea Shack in Middleburg, Florida. Two photos of a beautiful girl named Thelma Cathcart.
The first photo has a faint stamp that says Morgan Springfield, MO. The second photo was taken in Stockton, California. I believe that it is a proof. That is why it is so hard to see.

Using detective reasoning I believe I have found a few facts about her. Thelma was born 23 Apr 1908 in Missouri to William and Maude Cathcart. The family was in California by 1927. She was married to Raymond Larimer.

Name: Thelma Cathcart
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William G
Father's Birth Place: Illinois
Mother's Name: Maud
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Franklin, Greene, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Household Members:
Name Age
William G Cathcart 31
Maud Cathcart 24
Lorenzo Cathcart 4
Thelma Cathcart 2

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Franklin, Greene, Missouri; Roll T624_782; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 960.

Name: Thelma J Cathcart
Home in 1920: Robberson, Greene, Missouri
Age: 11 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William J
Father's Birth Place: Illinois
Mother's Name: Maud E
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
William J Cathcart 40
Maud E Cathcart 33
I Lee Cathcart 13
Thelma J Cathcart 11
William L S Cathcart 73

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Robberson, Greene, Missouri; Roll T625_916; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 77.

Name: Thelma Laramore
Home in 1930: Modesto, Stanislaus, California
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Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Raymond
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Raymond Laramore 25
Thelma Laramore 21
Raymond Laramore 1

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Modesto, Stanislaus, California; Roll 223; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 674.0.

Name: Thelma Irene Larimer
[Thelma Irene Cathcart]
Social Security #: 562268817
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1908
Birthplace: Missouri
Death Date: 18 Feb 1992
Death Place: Stanislaus
Mother's Maiden Name: Chrisman
Father's Surname: Cathcart

Source Citation: Place: Stanislaus; Date: 18 Feb 1992; Social Security: 562268817.
Source Information: California Death Index, 1940-1997

Hopefully we can reunite these photos with the Cathcart/Larimer family members.


  1. Leslie,

    Thanks very much for your excellent detective work!

    Although this family is not (as far as I can tell) directly related to my own line, I agree with your guess where Thelma belongs.

    I'd love to get in touch with any family members of this line to help fill in genealogical blanks.

    Here's a link to Thelma's father's page on my online database:

    John Cathcart

  2. Hello John. My name is Sidney Ira-Von Kathcart. My father was Vondal Edward Kathcart, Grandfather was Ira Manuel Kathcart and Grandmother was Verna Hedrick. my Grandfather and Grandmother is as far back as I can go. My father died in 1991 and I was very young and the fact that he was an only child doesn't help. I am mostly interested finding out who Ira Kathcart's father was and when exactly did the Kathcart's come from Scottland? If you or any-one else that reads this could help me I would Greatly appreciatte it. You may contact me at Thank You!

  3. Sidney,

    Sorry, i don't have information on your line.

    Are you sure of the Scotland connection, or might it be N. Ireland (esp County Antrim)?

    visit my website above for a private email address. I just happened to stumble on this site today while looking for something else.


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