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Subject: [PATE] Ellen PATE 1943 obituary
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:43:20 EST

I recently found the obituaries for Ellen PATE Higginbotham and her husband.
Ellen is the oldest daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth PATE, son of James
and Rebecca PATTERSON PATE--all of Tennessee.

Obituary, BOLIVAR HERALD, 6 May 1943:

Ellen C., daughter of C. N. and Elizabeth Pate, was born February 14, 1874,
at Dandridge, Tenn., and departed this life April 30, 1943, at St. John's
Hospital, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 69 years, 2 months and 16 days.
She was married to T. W. Higginbotham Decembr 1st, 1895.
She was saved when just a little girl at a meeting held in Bolivar. Later
she united with the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist church and truly can be
said, she was a faithful member and will be missed very much. She has gone
to her reward.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her loving companion, four sisters, Mrs.
Nettie Manuel, Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Rushia Lamar, Decatur, Tex., Mrs. Josie
Clayton, Salem, N. M.; Mrs. Mabel Pace, Randolph, Tex.; one sister who
preceded her in death; two brothers, James Pate, Coffeyville, Kans. and
Orville of Kenwood, Okla.; several nieces and nephews and host of relatives
and friends.
Funeral services, conducted at Pleasant Hill church Sunday, May 2, with the
Rev. J. W. Geren of Mt. Vernon, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. A. Hook and
Rev. Albert Roper. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery under the direction
of Hutcheson & Co. of Bolivar.
Those attending from a distance were: Mrs. Doris Babberel and Mrs. Clara
Manuel of Des Moines, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pate, Coffeyville, Kans., Mrs.
Nettie Manuel, Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Luther Sim, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Phil
Moon, Neodesha, Kans., Mrs. and Mrs. G; W. Cline of Webster Groves, Mo.

Below is the obituary for T. Wilson Higginbotham, Ellen's husband:

Obituary, BOLIVAR FREE PRESS, 16 Feb. 1961:
Thomas Wilson Higginbotham, son of John and Rebecca Higginbotham, was born
Oct. 13, 1869, and passed away Sunday Feb. 5, 1961, at the Pleasant View
Nursing Home near Bolivar, Mo., at the age of 91 years, 3 months, and 23 days.
On Dec. 1, 1895, he was married to Ellen Pate. After her death April 30,
1943, he moved to Bolivar.
He was married to Nora Franklin Nov. 24, 1944. She passed away Dec. 1,
He was converted when he was 9 years of age. He was superintendent of the
Pleasant Hill Sunday school for many years, and was a deacon of the Pleasant
Hill Baptist church.
He owned and operated the Wolf Creek Angus Farm several years before
moving to Bolivar.
He leaves in his passing one sister, Mrs. Anna Lusk of Bolivar, Mo., and
one half-brother James Higginbotham, of Bolivar, Mo.; also several nieces and
nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harden Higginbotham and Joe
Higginbotham, and one half-sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 7, in the
Pleasant Hill Baptist church, with the Rev. Alpha Redford officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Pitts Funeral Home
of Bolivar. Pallbearers were Carl Ryan, Scott Roberts, Kenneth Roberts,
Hedrick Higginbotham, Joe Higginbotham, and Shirl Chappell.


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