François Daniel Pâté

1 August 1880–6 March 1953 (Age 72)
L'Ardoise, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of François Daniel

When François Daniel Pâté was born on 1 August 1880, in L'Ardoise, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Jacques Pate, was 23 and his mother, Genevieve `Jane´ Barron, was 21. He married Mary Alice Pettipas on 1 June 1910, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1910. He died on 6 March 1953, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lower Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

François Daniel Pâté
Mary Alice Pettipas
Marriage: 1 June 1910
George W Pottie

Spouse and Children

1 June 1910
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    George W Pottie


Parents and Siblings


    Genevieve `Jane´ Barron





    James Pâté


    Robert Pate


World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 29

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 41

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 65

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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)

  • Frank Potty in household of James Potty, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Frank Pottie in entry for George W Pottie, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Francis D Pattie, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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