David Porter Tate

Brief Life History of David Porter

When David Porter Tate was born on 15 March 1832, in Summit Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert M C or Robert McClelland Tate, was 27 and his mother, Fanny Birdella Humes, was 21. He married Helen Maria Church on 30 January 1868. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Greene Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Millcreek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years. He died on 26 September 1920, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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David Porter Tate
Helen Maria Church
Marriage: 30 January 1868
Margaret F. Tate
Bertha A. Tate
Seldon Church Tate

Sources (9)

  • David Tate, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Porter Tate, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Porter Tate in entry for Selden Church Tate, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"

World Events (8)

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Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (northern):

from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Tate (Old English Tāta, from tāt ‘happy’).

usually a variant of Tait .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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