Bertie May Pate

5 March 1900–11 October 1970 (Age 70)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Bertie May

When Bertie May Pate was born on 5 March 1900, in Arkansas, United States, her father, John William Pate, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Ella Sanders, was 18. She married William Alcaney Tollett on 24 December 1916, in Howard, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Baker Township, Howard, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Mountain Township, Howard, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 11 October 1970, in Athens, Howard, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Howard, Polk, Arkansas, United States.

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William Alcaney Tollett
Bertie May Pate
Marriage: 24 December 1916

Spouse and Children

24 December 1916
Howard, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John William Pate





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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 4

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Birtie Pate in household of John Pate, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Birdie M Pate in household of John W Pate, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertie Pate in entry for Caney Tollett, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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