James L. Tate
JAMES L. TATE DIES AT AGE 80 AT FARM HOME
James L. Tate, well known Jefferson county farmer, died at
4:26 a.m. today, May 1, 1957, at his home on RFD 6, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
He was 80 years, two months and 20 days of age. Mr. Tate, who was
known to his many friends as "Uncle Jim," suffered a stroke on his
way home from Good Friday services at Union Chapel Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Chapel
Church, of which he had been an active member for the past 40 years.
The Rev.Harry Fish and the Rev. Eugene Fox will officiate and burial
will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery. The body will be removed from
the Pulley Funeral Home to the family home, where friends may call
after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Tate was born February 11, 1877 in Jefferson county, the son
of James R. and Martha (McCormick) Tate. He was a member of a family
of 14 children. He was first married to Estella Bruce, who preceded
him in death May 26, 1953. He was later married to Nell Webb, who
survives. Mr. Tate was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Dix, Ill.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Glenn L. of Tulsa,
Okla., Odel of Evansville, Ind., and J. Hollis of Belle Rive, Ill.;
one daughter, Gladys Stonecipher of Mt, Vernon; eight grandchildren
and ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, I. E. and Manson Tate,
both of Texico, Ill.; and a sister, Libby (Mary Elizabeth) Phillips
of Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Submitted By: David Herron
great-grandnephew to James L. Tate