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Robert Dewitt TATE, Jr.
Male 1923 - 1961

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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Birth  14 Jun 1923  Bluefield, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Death Index
      Name Robert Tate
      SSN 229-14-4580
      Born 14 Jun 1923
      Died Aug 1961
      State (Year) SSN issued Virginia - Before 1951
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  C755AED60E864C0A9E00DAEE89B916B0F866 
    Died  28 Aug 1961  Blacksburg, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia, Deaths, 1912-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
      Name: Robert Dewitt Tate Jr
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age at Death: 38
      Birth Date: 14 Jun 1923
      Death Date: 28 Aug 1961
      Cause of Death: self-inflicted gunshot wound to head
      Death Place: Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia
      Registration Date: 30 Aug 1961
      Father: Robert Dewitt Tate Sr
      Mother: Mary Moore Tate
      Spouse: Phyllis Dow Hale
      Military Status:
    Buried  Roselawn Memorial Gardens Christiansburg, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5467  Master File
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2017 
     
    Father  Robert Dewitt TATE,   b. 23 Dec 1889, Fugate Hill, Russell Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1960, Radford, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary MOORE,   b. 22 Apr 1895, Tazewell, Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1974, Dublin, Pulaski Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Apr 1917  Graham (Bluefield) Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3979  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Phyllis Dow HALE,   b. 3 Feb 1925, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 2013, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Sep 1946  Blacksburg, Montomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
      Name: Robert Dewitt Tate
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 23
      Birth Date: abt 1923
      Marriage Date: 6 Sep 1946
      Marriage Place: Blacksburg, Virginia
      Registration Place: Montgomery, Virginia
      Father: Robert Dewitt Tate
      Mother: Mary Moore
      Spouse: Phyllis Dow Hale
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 21
      Spouse Father: Phillip Dow Hale
      Spouse Mother: Ruth Wilson
    Children 
     1. Patricia L. TATE
     2. Mary Ruth TATE
     3. Robert Hale TATE
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2017 
    Family ID  F4044  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert Tate
      Age: 16
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia
      Street: 372 Progress
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Russell, Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Rural, Russell, Virginia
      Education: high school, 1 year
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert D Tate 50
      Mary M Tate 45
      Fay Tate 22
      Jone Tate 18
      Robert Tate 16
      John Hamilton 26 [boarder]
      Rudolph Cambell 26 [boarder]

      Cause of death: suicide

      OBITUARY

      Radford News Journal, 29 Aug 1961

      Robert D. Tate, Jr, a 38 year old Blacksburg man, was found dead yesterday in a recreation parlor of the Blacksburg Fire Station, from a bullet wound. According to Dr. R.H. Grubbs, the medical examiner, the bullet which killed Tate was apparently self-inflicted. Grubbs said no reason for the suicide had been found. The shooting occurred between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Monday (8/28/1961). Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Hale Tate, daughters Patricia Leigh Tate and Mary Ruth Tate, of Blacksburg, one son, Robert H. Tate; his mother, Mrs. Mary Moore Tate, two sisters Mrs. R.W. Henderson of Blacksburg, and Mrs. J.W. Payne, Warrenton. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Blacksburg Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Garden. The body will be taken from the Jones Funeral Home to the church at 2 p.m. [1]
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Tate Genealogy, Mabel Tate, (Self published).