Rhoda Jimme (Argie) TATE

Female 1904 - 1965  (60 years)


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  • Name Rhoda Jimme (Argie) TATE 
    Born 03 Jul 1904  Grundy Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Feb 1965  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Washington National Cemetery, Prince George's Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1910 Census
      Name: Angie Tate [Argie]
      Age in 1910: 4
      Birth Year: abt 1906
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Home in 1910: Amber, Grady, Oklahoma
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's name: John A Tate
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's name: Hattie Tate
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John A Tate 49
      Hattie Tate 44
      Albert Tate 21
      Earnest Tate 19
      Nellie Tate 17
      Nettie Tate 13
      John Tate 11
      Belle Tate 8
      Angie Tate 4
      Edward Tate 2

      1930 Census
      Name: Argie Dolina
      Birth Year: abt 1906
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Homemaker?: Yes
      Home in 1930: District 6, Pike, Kentucky
      Map of Home: View Map
      Family Number: 45
      Age at First Marriage: 15
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Language Spoken: English
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Dolina 27
      Argie Dolina 24
      Bernice Dolina 7
      Helen Dolina 6
      Johnie Dolina 4
      June Dolina 2
      Joan Dolina 0
      John Tate 68 [father]

      1940 Census
      Name: Paptolana Delancy [Rhoda (Argie) Dolina]
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 35
      Estimated birth year: abt 1905
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Home in 1940: Browns Creek, McDowell, West Virginia
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Browns Creek, McDowell, West Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Same Place
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
      Income: 0
      Income Other Sources: No
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Dolina 37
      Paptolana Dolina 35
      Berenice Dolina 18
      Helen Dolina 16
      John Dolina 14
      June Dolina 12
      Joan Dolina 10
      Bobby Dolina 7
      Frank Dolina 5
      Leon Dolina 3
      Paul Dolina 1
      [Note: The census taker wrote the last name as Delancy for all of the members, but this is definitely the Dolina family based on the names of the children, their ages and birthplaces. I'm still trying to figure out how Rhoda (Argie) became Paptolana. She was the one who gave the information. I'm wondering if she had a sense of humor and gave a made-up name to see if the person would put it down. I located the family by searching for Paul since he had been born in OK and the later children were born in McDowell Co. WV.

      At times the family used the name Delancy. Regina Lauer, John's great granddaughter said their family pronounced the name Delaney which was close to the pronunciation of Delancy. Frank has 2 KY birth certificates, his first one with the name Franklin Delancy and the other several years later as Franklin Dolina. June used the name Delancy on her marriage certificate in 1943, but her sister Helen used Dolina on her marriage certificate in 1943. Both sisters were married in Norfolk, VA within a few months of each other. And to make things even more confusing, Rhoda is listed as Ruth on some records.

      The Oklahoma branch of the family, the brother who adopted three of John's children after their death, pronounced the name "Doe-line-a", but Robert Dolina, told his children his father pronounced the name "Doe-lee-na."]
    Person ID I15424  Master File
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2016 

    Father John Armfield TATE,   b. 17 Mar 1861, Grundy Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1955, Henryetta, Okmulgee Co. OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Harriet (Hattie) Satterfield Tate,   b. 01 Oct 1866, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1956, Henryetta, Okmulgee Co. OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1882  Tracy City, Grundy Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
      Name: Mattie S Tate
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1882
      Marriage Place: Grundy, Tennessee
      Spouse: John A Tate
    Family ID F7952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Wilburn Dolina,   b. 13 Oct 1903, Bates, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1948, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Notes 
    • Researchers on this family should contact Regina T. Lauer rtlauer@comcast.net

      This family experienced much turmoil and heartache. They met in Oklahoma, moved to Kentucky, returned to Oklahoma, and were living in McDowell WV when John died suddenly leaving Rhoda Jimmie "Argie" with 14 children.

      At times the family used the name Delancy. Regina Lauer, John's great granddaughter said their family pronounced the name Delaney which was close to the pronunciation of Delancy. Frank has 2 KY birth certificates, his first one with the name Franklin Delancy and the other several years later as Franklin Dolina. June used the name Delancy on her marriage certificate in 1943, but her sister Helen used Dolina on her marriage certificate in 1943. Both sisters were married in Norfolk, VA within a few months of each other. And to make things even more confusing, Rhoda is listed as Ruth on some records.

      The Oklahoma branch of the family, the brother who adopted three of John's children after their death, pronounced the name "Doe-line-a", but Robert Dolina, told his children his father pronounced the name "Doe-lee-na."

      Son Patrick's obituary shares the story of a family divided by poverty during the Great Depression.

      "He was the first twin born five minutes before his brother Mike. They were the thirteenth and fourteenth children born to John and Argie (Tate) Dolina. Pat's natural father was an electrician in the coal mines. Pat's father died of a massive heart attack at the early age of 43 leaving his mother who had no working skills to raise the remaining nine children left in the home.

      Because they lived in a coal miner's house that had to be vacated thirty days after his father's death, the family moved to an old shack that had no plumbing and an outdoor water well high in the mountains of Roderfield, W. Virginia. Because of the abject poverty and the health conditions of the children, Donna, Pat and Mike were adopted at the age of three and two months by their Uncle and Aunt, Robert and Ida Mae Dolina and brought to Tulsa to spend the rest of their childhood growing up in the historical Tracey Park addition. They brought to them the lifelong home in Tulsa.

      Pat had a 39 year separation from his birth family, not knowing his natural mother, brothers and sisters. In 1989, by Divine Intervention, Donna, Pat, Mike and families traveled back to Welch, W. Virginia to the home of their oldest sister Bernice to meet all of their other brothers, sisters and family members. It was one of the highlights in Pat's life other than the births of his two daughters."

      Regina Lauer shared with me even more of the story.
      "After R.J's [Argie] husband died, his brother Robert/Ida Mae (married by then for 15 years and had no children) came in from Tulsa on the train for funeral in June and they saw how desperately poor the family was and RJ pregnant, etc.. They went back home and RJ called and asked if they would take the twins [Patrick and Michael] who were born that November. They were so thin and weak ? weighed less than at their birth. The doctor who examined them before the trip said they may not make the trip but they should take them. They would most probably die if left in WV in their condition and they should give it a shot. They did and they thrived! Also, when they came back to WV to retrieve the twins, Donna Marie, still young, confused Robert for her deceased father and clung to him. Robert decided to take Donna as well.

      Which brings me to Margaret Sue Dolina or Aunt Sue. Shortly after Robert took the three children, Aunt Sue went to live with her sister, Anna Bernice Dolina and husband, Frank Patsey (my grandparents). She was raised by them beside their other 3 daughters (Elizabeth Ann (my mom)b 1941, Mary Frances b 1943, Helen Jean b 1944). I didn't know growing up she was my grandmothers sister, I had always just assumed she was my mother's sister. It wasn't until one day when I heard her acknowledge grandma as Bernice that I asked and was told she was her sister, not her mother. It was not a secret by any means, it was just they loved and cared for her so much, as if she was their own child, that one would have never known. She always shared a room with my mom (Elizabeth) growing up (they were born the same year) and my mother could not have wished for a more wonderful "sister." Sue was born in McDowell County, WV and remains there to this day. She worked and retired as the Clerk of the McDowell County Courthouse. It was during her time there in 1987 that her path would cross with her brother in Tulsa who sent a letter requesting a birth certificate for a passport. Soon a reunion was hosted at the home of my grandmother, Anna Bernice Patsey, in Welch, WV. Lot of tears, laughter, and joy!"
    Children 
     1. Anna Bernice Dolina,   b. 30 Apr 1922, Bryant, Okmulgee Co. OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1997, Welch, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Helen Jean Dolina,   b. 26 Dec 1923, Bryant, Okmulgee Co. OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2001, Parkersburg, Wood Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. John Robert Dolina,   b. 23 Dec 1924, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1973, Jefferson Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. June Faye Dolina,   b. 14 Nov 1928, Pikeville, Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2013, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Joan Dolina,   b. 06 Oct 1929, Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1995, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Yvonne Bobbi Dolina,   b. 02 Dec 1931, Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1963, Prince Georges Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     7. Franklin Delano Dolina, Sr.,   b. 25 Apr 1934, Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2011, Prince Georges Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Donald Mack Dolina, Sr.,   b. 22 Jan 1937, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 2004, Prince Georges Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Paul Woodreu Dolina,   b. 12 Mar 1939, Bryant, Okmulgee Co. OK Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Margaret Sue Dolina,   b. 19 Feb 1941, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Jimmy Ray Dolina,   b. 02 Mar 1944, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Donna Marie Dolina,   b. 27 Mar 1946, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Patrick Charles Dolina,   b. 14 Nov 1948, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2010, Tulsa, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     14. Michael Carl Dolina,   b. 14 Nov 1948, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F13882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart