James Allen Pate

March 1872–21 November 1953 (Age 81)
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Allen

When James Allen Pate was born in March 1872, in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, his father, Silas Allen Pate, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ellender Harris, was 26. He married Dora Elizabeth Rutledge on 8 January 1893, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1900. He died on 21 November 1953, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81.

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James Allen Pate
Dora Elizabeth Rutledge
Marriage: 8 January 1893
Albert Woodward Pate
Sarah Elizabeth Pate
Thomas Allen Pate

Spouse and Children

8 January 1893
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States



    Sarah Elizabeth Pate


    Thomas Allen Pate


Parents and Siblings

    Silas Allen Pate


    Sarah Ellender Harris




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 21

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the personal name Pat(t), Pate, a short form of Patrick .2 English and Scottish: nickname for a man with a bald head, from Middle English pate ‘head’, ‘skull’.3 French (Paté): from Old French pat(t)é ‘with paws’, ‘pawed’ (from pat(t)e ‘paw’), a nickname, applied presumably to a man with large and clumsy hands and feet.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Pate, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Pate, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A Pate in household of Silas A Pate, "United States Census, 1880"

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