Pate and Martindale family photos
My husband’s maternal grandmother was Laura Forrest Harryman Bradford married to George H. Bradford; her mother was Margaret Isabelle “Maggie Belle” Pate wife of William “Willie” Albert Harryman (she is a sister of Martha Jane Pate) and their mother was Theresa (Allen/Evans) Pate wife of Harmon Pate.
We have a shoe box of photos from my husband’s Great Aunt Nora Harryman Scruggs’s house. I have been fortunate to have discovered cousins on Ancestry that helped me put names and faces with photos in my husband’s family.
Some of these cousins have their thoughts on the attached tintype photo, but I believe it was taken at the wedding of William H. H. Martindale and Martha Jane Pate on 20 August 1879 in Victoria, Texas.
William Henry Hubbard Martindale married the younger sister of his first wife, Martha Jane Pate. Mary Ann Pate Martindale died at age 30 in 1877. She is buried in Monkstown Cemetery, Monkstown, Fannin County, Texas. (1847-1877). Her son, Harmon Bea Martindale was 2-1/2 when his mother died.
back row l to r: William Fletcher Pate (1863-1948), groom Wm. H. H. Martindale (1846-1900), bride Martha Jane Pate Martindale (1851-1950) and Margaret Isabelle “Maggie Belle” Pate (my husband’s ggrandmother) (1860-1955).
front row l to r: Elijah Columbus ‘Lige’ Lively (1852-1937), James Louis ‘Jim’ Pate (1869-1957), father of the groom-Harmon Pate (1826-1889), mother of the bride-Theresa (?Allen/Evans) Pate (1826-1913) holding grandson, Harmon Bea Martindale (born 1874 son of Wm H.H. and Mary Ann Pate Martindale), and, Sally Pate Lively holding her daughter, Lula D. Lively (1879-____).
Another one shared on ancestry. So glad to have the tintype of this family.
How lucky to finally know all these folk names with their faces.