Found this while digging. Don't know if it will help anyone else since we don't seem to connect to anyone but thought I would post it anyway. Beatrice was the daughter of Dr. William F. Plumlee and Permelia Biggerstaff Plumlee from Jackson and Clay counties in TN. She was a sister to Dr. Barton Stone Plumlee and Dr. Dave or DB Plumlee as well as others. Penny
Dr. Edward G. Pate By Vivian Pate Waddill
Dr. Edward G. Pate and Miss Beatrice Plumlee were married in April 1889 at Nashville, Tennessee where he was a student at Vanderbilt Unibersity. Upon his graduation they emigrated to Loves Valley, I.T., where he began his practice. Around the beginning of the century they moved to Silo, I.T. It was here that their three children, Stanton, Vivian and Kathleen were born.
In August 1905 the family moved to Milburn, I.T., and Dad purchased the only drugstore in the town at that time. He gave up his practice of medicine because of the slow means of travel and no roads, sometimes only cow trails to follow. The compensation too was another problem. More often than not, the pay was not in money but whatever produce the individual might be able to spare. So, Dad turned his attention to helping build the town in any way he could. It was a young and upcoming town at that time.
It was here that all three of us children were educated. Stanton only finished the tenth grade, when he stopped to enter Hills Business College in Oklahoma City. Upon completion of his course, he was associated with the Alexander Drug Company in Oklahoma City. He was married to Miss Blanche Coates of Pauls Valley in 1916. They had two children, Stan and Sallie Lou. Stanton was still with Alexander Drug until his retirement in 1961. About one year later he became ill of lung cancer and pased away in May 1962. He is buried in Lawn View Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Both Vivian and Kathleen completed high school at Milburn, and each attended Southeastern State University in Durant. After completing their first two years a S.E.T.C. they began teaching. Vivian taught three years in the Milburn school and two years in the Boswell school. Kathleen taught three years; one year at Nida, one year at Dixon High School, and one year at Loco. It was here that she met Joel B. Martin and they were married June 18, 1929. They established their home in Longview, Texas, and reside at 401 East Hope Dr. 75604.
Vivian continued her studies at Oklahoms State University in Stillwater and was graduated from that school with a B.A. degree in May 1930. While still in school at O.S.U. Vivian was married to Lloyd N. Waddill January 23, 1929. After graduation they moved to Oklahoma City where Lloyd was employed by the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company. This was during the "Depression". As the depression grew worse by the day, more and more men were laid off. Lloyd was laid off in May 1931. Mother and Dad were each in failing health and asked us to come and stay with them until we found work, so we did.
In 1932 the postmastership here at Milburn was open for examination. I was one of eight who took this examination, and happened to be the lucky one. I was officially installed December 27. 1932 and my duties were terminated on December 27, 1964. Lloyd went to Southeastern State University and finished work on his degree. He was graduated from that school with a B.A. degree in July 1945. After graduation he was given a place in the Milburn School, in which capacity he served for 13 years as math and science teacher. He also taught two years in the Coleman School. Lloyd also served as substitute clerk in the post office at Milburn. At present we are each enjoying our retirement.
On February 21, 1946, Dad passed away after a lengthy illness, and is buried in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Just thirteen months later on April 4, 1947, Mother passed away of stomach cancer and is buried in the family plot in Tishomingo Cemetery.