|Picture of Moses Pate (left) and his brother-in-law Leslie Fuller; Date unknown|
Moses Eddie Pate was my maternal Great Uncle. He was the youngest son of John and Sarah Pate. “Uncle Mose”, that’s the name his nieces and nephews affectionately called him, was born on July 21st, 1895 in Greene County, North Carolina. He was a tall, robust man with a light carmel complexion and he had that “good hair.” With his good looks I’m positive the young Mose Pate broke a lot of hearts. For example, my mom once told me that when she was a little girl a lady came to their home looking for “Mose Pate sister” and Grandma Classie told her “that’s me.” The lady ask where could she find him and Grandma said that she had better ask his wife. I don’t know what became of the lady but mom said that she was a beautiful lady from Wilmington, North Carolina.
|1917 Registration Card for Moses Pate|
|Marriage Index for Moses and Carrie Barnes Pate|
|Death Certificate for Charles Pate|
Although Aunt Carrie remarried and moved to another town, she remained very close to our family, especially my mom, her “god-daughter.”
|1940 Census for Moses Pate|
re-enlist, I don't know because he was working at the Fremont Oil Mill. Pehaps, Uncle Mose hadn’t seen enough war and killing nor did he want to stay in the South. He listed my grandmother, Classie Fuller, as the person who will always know his place of residence.
|WWII Draft Registration Card for Moses Pate|