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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Richardson obit Feb 7
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:36:01 -0600
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I'm sorry Roger, I should read everything before I stick my nose in.

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From: "Roger Harvell" <>
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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Richardson obit Feb 7

> That's her, Vera...
> Descendants of Hiram Monroe Tate
> Generation No. 1
> 1. HIRAM MONROE1 TATE (WILLIAM MCKINLEYA) was born Mar 24, 1878, and
> died May 5, 1950. He married MARTHA CAROLINE ROBERTS, daughter of THOMAS
> ROBERTS and MARGARET BLASINGAME. She was born Feb 20, 1884, and died Mar
> 29, 1965.
> Hiram went blind as a young man.
> Posted by Vera Reeves on the ARIZARD List
> Calico Rock Progress - May 12, 1950 - Hiram Monroe Tate Dies at Melbourne
> Hiram Monroe Tate 72 of Melbourne died Friday morning at his residence.
> He was born at Anderson and practically all of his life was spent in Izard
> County.
> He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs Audie Grigsby of Gid and
> Mrs Eva Sims of Cashmere, Wash.; four sons, Eldous of Melbourne, Jewel W.
> of Guion, Oval A. of Springville, Calif., and Homer M. of Lunenburg; one
> brother, Thomas B. Tate of Lunenburg.
> 1900 Lafferty Township, Izard County, Arkansas
> 81 81 Tate William K Head Aug 1853 46 AR TN TN
> Vine A Wife Mar 1845 55 AR TN TN
> Hiram Son Mar 1878 22 AR AR AR
> Eli B-inlaw Feb 1862 38 AR TN TN
> -------------------------
> 1910 Lafferty Township, Izard County, Arkansas
> 13 13 Tate Hiram M Head 32
> Martha Wife 25
> Eldis W Son 3
> Audie Dau 2
> -------------------------
> 1920 Drytown Township, Izard County, Arkansas
> 5 5 Tate Hiram M Head 43
> Martha Wife 34
> Eldis W Son 13
> Odie Dau 11
> Jewell Son 8
> Oval Son 6
> Homer Son 4
> William K Father 60 Wd
> Gill Hiram Lodger 74 Wd
> ---------------------------
> 1930 Lunenburg Township, Izard County, Arkansas
> 65 66 Tate Eldes W Head 23
> Martha C Mother 46
> Hiram M Father 52
> Jewell Bro 18
> Oval Bro 16
> Homer Bro 12
> Nives N Sis 9
> Burial: Reeves Cemetery, Izard County, Arkansas
> Aug 28, 1913 - Anderson Community
> The people of this place were on last Sunday morning surprised to learn
> that Mrs. Martha Tate, wife of Hyram Tate had eloped with R. D. Fulbright.
> Mr. Fulbright has been a good citizen and was deputy sheriff. He left an
> honorable family, a wife and four children and Mrs. Tate left a good
> husband and three children, taking her fourth child, a baby, with her. Up
> to the present writing nothing has been heard of them.
> Burial record: Share a stone with his wife; Martha.
> Martha must have found that Sheriff Fulbright was not all that he was cut
> out to appear and returned to her children and husband. They sure lived
> many, many more years together, didn't they?
> Bernie
> ------------------------------------------
> In 1920, Martha is back with Hiram Tate, but Reuben is not with his
> family. Wife Willie is listed as a widow.....
> 1920 Drytown Township, Izard County, Arkansas
> 103 103 Fulbright Willie Head WF 50 [Widow]
> Ester Dau WF 21
> Ella Dau WF 14
> Stella Dau WF 12
> Mary Dau WF 9
> Burial: Reeves Cemetery, Izard County, Arkansas
> Children of HIRAM TATE and MARTHA ROBERTS are:
> ii. ELDOUS WILLIAM TATE, b. Oct 31, 1906; d. Mar 15, 1996; m. DELLA"CLARA"
> TWILLEY, Sep 14, 1933, Izard County, Arkansas [by Bob Owens J P]; b. Dec
> 15, 1915.
> Eldous William Franks Tate of Melbourne, son of the late Hiram and Martha
> Roberts Tate, died March 15, 1996, at White River Medical Center in
> Bateville. He was 89.
> Mr. Tate was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
> Survivors include his wife, Clara Twilley Tate of the home; six sons,
> Billy Koy Tate, Donald Jewel Tate, Rayborne L. Tate, Delmo Tate, Mickey H.
> Tate, and Gregory Tate all of Melbourne; two daughters, June Hamilton of
> Kansas City, Missouri and Farrah Moorehead of Melbourne; one brother,
> Homer Tate of Wenatchee, Washington; and two sisters, Artie Grisby and
> Avis Sims both of Wenatchee, Washington. He was preceded in death by his
> parents, two brothers, Oval Tate and Jewel Tate; and two sisters, Lois
> Tate and Opal Tate.
> Services were held March 18 at Reeves Chapel with Reverends Hover Lewis
> and Curtis Billings officiating.
> Pallbearers were Dee Wolfe, D.R. Edwards, Doyle Love, Terry Tate, Rex
> Tate, Dewey Love, Vance Tate, and Jeff Gillihan. Honorary pallbearers
> were Floyd Franks, Elvie Lewis, Hoyt Davis, Bert Tate, and John Copeland.
> Interment was at the Reeves Cemetery near Melbourne under the direction of
> Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.
> Burial: Mar 18, 1996, Reeves Cemetery, Izard County, Arkansas
> Marriage: Sep 14, 1933, Izard County, Arkansas [by Bob Owens J P]
> iii. AUDIE MINNIE TATE, b. Mar 13, 1908, Anderson, Izard County, Arkansas;
> d. 2008; m. CHARLEY GRIGSBY; d. 1982.
> Excerpt from an interview with Audie in DOWN MEMORY LANE IV by Betty
> Guthrie McCollum and Sue Shell Chrisco:
> May 2001
> .....Now I'd like to tell some about my husband's family. My husband's
> mother's people came Horse Cave, Kentucky. His father was William
> Grigsby, but he went by the name of Will, and his people came from
> Tennessee. Charley's mother was Eva Spencer Grigsby. Her mother and
> father had most of their children in Kentucky. Eva was the youngest, and
> the first born in Batesville, Arkansas on Chestnut Street in a beautiful
> old home that was still there and in good shape the last time I was there
> in 1993. Eva and her siblings had a big feud over the estate of their
> parents. Unfortunately they did not have anything to do with one another
> after that, so we did not really know them. About three years ago my
> girls got letters by Federal Express, that they were heirs to an estate.
> Ina got hers first, and she called Nina. Nina had not got hers yet Ina
> told her about it and Nina thinking it was some sort of joke, just
> laughed. But as it turned out, it wasn't a joke. Eva Spencer Grigsby's
> brother John, had a daughter and her name was Geraldine Spencer. She
> married William Schwab. She and her husband had a big farm in Eureka,
> Kansas. Her husband had died after he died, the estate would be divided
> among her survivors. They only ones left were her cousins. She was
> Charley's first cousin, so his part of the estate was divided between the
> girls. They got several thousand dollars. Charley had one brother and
> three sisters. Charley's mother had eleven children. She had two sets of
> twins. Only five of her children lived to be adults. His sister Lizzie,
> married Bill Tate. Hanford Grigsby, Charley's only brother, married Ida
> Clark. Charley was the third child. Lucy was the fourth child and she
> married a cousin of mine, Sheridan Blassingame. They had two sets of
> twins also, but they had a lot of bad luck. Three of their children were
> born with hemophelia; that's a blood disease where the blood won't clot.
> I remember one of their little boys at about three years of age, went to
> get down from the table, his his chi
> n on the edge of the table biting a small hole in his tongue. He bled to
> death. They could not get the bleeding stopped. One of the other boys
> lived to be thirteen years old, and he bled to death in Gray's Hospital in
> Batesville. The third boy is still living; he's in St. Louis. He has to
> be very cautious in everything he does. He has to have blood transfusions
> quite often. Charley's youngest sister was Lola, and she married Truman
> Forshee, his brother, and his three sisters have all passed away. Lola's
> husband, Truman Forshee, and myself, are the only one's left out of the
> spouses. So the family is all gone except the two of us....
> iv. AUBREY"OBE" OBEL TATE, b. May 26, 1913, Anderson, Izard County,
> Arkansas; d. 1964; m. GRACIE VICIE ADKISSON, Apr 2, 1938, Izard County,
> Arkansas [Owen Harvell]; b. Sep 1, 1918, Gid, Izard County, Arkansas; d.
> Feb 13, 1999, Visalia, California.
> Marriage: Apr 2, 1938, Izard County, Arkansas [Owen Harvell]
> v. JEWELL W TATE, b. Jun 11, 1911; d. Mar 21, 1983; m. ZADA PEARL TWILLEY;
> b. Jun 9, 1911, Gid, Izard County, Arkansas; d. Dec 16, 2007, Pioneer
> Nursing Home, Melbourne, Izard County, Arkansas.
> More About JEWELL W TATE:
> Burial: Reeves Cemetery, Izard County, Arkansas
> Zada Pearl Tate, 96, of Melbourne died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at
> Pioneer Nursing Home.
> She was born June 9, 1911 at Gid, Arkansas, the daughter of Ewing Eldridge
> Twilley and Mary Warnett Twilley.
> Zada married Jewel W. Tate on January 9th, 1937 at Gainsville, Missouri.
> She was an owner and operator of a grocery store. She was devoted to her
> family and grandchildren. She was a Christian and of the Pentecostal
> faith. She enjoyed Christian music and loved to sing “O Say but I’m Glad”.
> She was a happy person and her words to everyone always were “The Lord
> willing”.
> She is survived by a son, Terry Tate of Brockwell; brother, E. L. Twilley
> of California; sister, Estell Lane; six grandchildren, Tammy Brock, Chuck
> Tate, Rodger Tate, Robin Anderson, Adam Tate, and Ashley Tate; ten
> great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
> She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Jewel Tate; one son,
> Jerry Tate; four sisters, Elsie Coleman, Frankie Lane, Clara Tate, Eulafay
> Jones; two brothers, Alford Twilley and Virgil Twilley.
> Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at
> Roller-Crouch Chapel in Melbourne officiated by Bro. Hoover Lewis and Bro.
> Arlie Strong.
> Burial will be at Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery at Guion by Roller-Crouch
> Funeral Home of Melbourne.
> Pallbearers are Adem Tate, Chuck Tate, Johnathon Starnes, Cole Tate,
> Michael Starnes, and Casey Tate.
> Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007
> Burial: Dec 18, 2007, Reeves Cemetery, Pine Grove Church, Izard County,
> Arkansas
> vi. HOMER TATE, b. circa 1919; m. RUTH CARAWAY; d. circa 1998.
> vii. AVIS/EVA TATE, b. circa 1921; m. HOMER SIMS, Jul 10, 1938, Izard
> County, Arkansas.
> Marriage: Jul 10, 1938, Izard County, Arkansas
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