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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Dr. Walter L. Tate, who resided at Oceana in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

Of Oceana, Wyoming county, W.Va., is a son of Dr. John M. and Mary Jane (Tate) Tate, of Augusta county, Va. He was born in that county Jan. 8, 1861; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1886, and located in Oceana September, 1889, where he has a lucrative practice, and gives promise of being one of the finest physicians of the times. His ancestors were Scotch-Irish, and came to America among the early settlers; they were some of the original first Virginia families. His father, one of the best physicians in Virginia, resides in Augusta county at Greenville, and is still, after 30 years practice, engaged in his professional work. He graduated at Jefferson Medical College during its most prosperous days. His wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, is now deceased; she was a daughter of John… [missing page]

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 842.

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