Obituary Details

Charles Tate

(01/27/1842 - 01/27/1934)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 02/01/1934

Charles Tate Dies on 92nd Birthday

Charles Tate was born in Lincolnshire, England, January 27,1842, the son of John and Agnes Tate. At the age of ten he started with his parents across the Atlantic and after ten weeks' voyage landed in this country. They located on the Mississippi River at Low Moor, Iowa. Here as a young man he taught school for several years and here at the age of 21 he was united in marriage to Miss Berzell. One daughter, Mrs. H.A. Trousdale, of Salt Lake City, Utah survives this marriage.

In 1879 he was married to Mary Gertrude Mandeville at Chillecothe, Mo. To this union three sons were born--Charles of Seattle, William H. and and Frank of Lusk, and all three survive their father.

He moved from Iowa to Valentine, Neb., in 1886, and while a resident there, he was the government surveyor in the Rosebud reservation, where he surveyed land that had been allotted to the Indians. He also laid out a site for the government school at Mission, So. Dak.

From Valentine he went to Canada for several years There his wife died and is buried at Edmonton, Alberta.

After returning to the United States he spent several years at Kemmerer, and then located in Lusk where he has resided for the last 18 years.

He was an ardent believer in the Christian Science faith. In addition to his sons and daughter already mentioned, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Matherly of Casper, and his grandsons and ten great grandchildren.

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