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.
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.
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