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Goldie B. Tate

1882 - 1903

Source:  Newspaper clipping, Unknown source and date;
Researched and transcribed by JoAnn Myers, August 2009

Again the death angel visited our town, choosing as a shining mark one of our most lovable young ladies, Miss Goldie B. Tate, oldest daughter of our esteemed fellow townsman, Mr. A. C. Tate. 

Miss Tate
was born in Llano county, Texas, November 17, 1882, and died July 5th, 1903, and was buried in our city cemetery.

Goldie, as she was familiarly called by her numerous friends, was one of our most popular young ladies, kind, affable and vivacious, a consistent member of the Methodist church, and an earnest worker in the Epworth League.  Where ere she moved, her presence gave life and pleasure to her associates.  Yes, Goldie is gone after having suffered for several weeks.  All that loving hands and kind friends could do failed to keep her with us.  The Master had otherwise willed, and took her from this world of sorrow to that celestial home where no trouble is known.

To the heartbroken family and relatives words are inadequate to express condolence.  The only consolation to be offered is that their loss was her gain; that soon she will welcome her friends to her now happy home to part no more.

Miss Goldie Tate, we are informed, was the first young lady resident of our town to die within its limits.

The high esteem and love that our citizens bore towards her was exhibited in the large attendance at her funeral.  The Rev. T. Lee, her pastor, performed the last sad funeral rites.

She was good as she was fair,
None--none on earth above her!
As pure in thought as angels are,
To know her was to love her.

Transcriber's Note:
Death Certificate shows cause of death was typhoid fever.  Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982, shows she is buried in Marble Falls Cemetery, daughter of Alfred C. and Laura Tate.

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