|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1873|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1927|
CLEVELAND COUNTY HERALD
June 16, 1927
LINGERING ILLNESS FATAL TO D.J. TATE:
Rison Lumberman Died at Home Here Wednesday
Duncan J. Tate, well known and beloved citizen died at his home here at four o'clock p.m. Wednesday June 8, after an illness of nearly three months.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the local Baptist Church of which he was a deacon, by Rev. H.W. Jean, the pastor who was assisted by Rev. Geo. F. Moody, a life-long friend.
Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery. The following were pall bearers:Honorary--Dr. A.J. Hamilton, Dr. J.S. McMurtrey, H.N. Robertson, I.E. Moore, Jno. T. Hasking and J.L. Sadler; active--J.W. Elrod, B.W. Thomasson, Van McKinney. O.F. Reed, W.A. Fore and O.B. Steger.
The deceased is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Willie Duncan Tate; and one sister, Mrs.R.E. Harrison all of Rison.
Mr. Tate was born November 6, 1873, in this county, about three miles west of Rison, where he spent his boyhood days. He attended the rural school near his home and later the high school here. For several years he taught in a number of schools of the county.
On October 18, 1905 he was married to Miss Annie Gaddy of this city, who at that time was a teacher in the Rison School. When only 13 years old, Mr. Tate united with the Missionary Baptist Church and has been a faithful member since. In addition to being a deacon of the church here, he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for one year.
He was engaged in the mercantile business here in his young manhood, being one of the organizers of the E.W. Emerson Company here in 1902. He was a heavy stockholder in the Farmers and Merchants Bank and senior member of the firm of Tate and Varnell, operating a lumber mill in Grant County. At the time of his death he was township committeeman from Rison township in the County Democratic
While his health has not been as he wished for the past three years, no immediate danger was apprehended until april when he was forced to his bed. All advantages of medical skill were offered but to no avail.
Beautiful tributes were paid his life as a citizen and Christian gentleman by the ministers in the funeral services and flower banked mound in Greenwood proclaimed the love that his friends held for him.
Evan Drate J. Tate (1834 - 1920)
Feraby Seriba Clark Keel Hendrix Tate (1832 - 1906)
Willie Duncan Tate Wilson (1912 - 1997)*
William Henry Hendrix (1857 - 1901)**
Robert Andrew Hendrix (1862 - 1898)**
Mary L Tate Harrison (1869 - 1937)*
Duncan J Tate (1873 - 1927)
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Record added: Aug 08, 2009
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