Evelyn Elizabeth Tate

1 July 1915–24 April 2010 (Age 94)
Walton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Evelyn Elizabeth

When Evelyn Elizabeth Tate was born on 1 July 1915, in Walton, Georgia, United States, her father, Ellis Grady Tate, was 27 and her mother, Ira Samantha Shelnutt, was 22. She married Howard William Ledford on 7 October 1934, in Oconee, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in District 559, Walton, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Monroe, Walton, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 24 April 2010, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Union Church, Oconee, Georgia, United States.

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Howard William Ledford
Evelyn Elizabeth Tate
Marriage: 7 October 1934
Thomas Howard Ledford

Spouse and Children

7 October 1934
Oconee, Georgia, United States


    Thomas Howard Ledford


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Tāta, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tāt, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Evelyn Tate in household of Ellis G Tate, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evelyn Tate in household of Ellis G Tate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Evelyn Tate, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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