Capt. GEORGE TATE*
1808-1885

Capt. George Tate:- "GONE TO HIS REST- The announcement of the death of Capt. George Tate, the well known proprietor of the dry-docks bearing his name, with which he was connected over 30 years, has occasioned a very general feeling of regret. The deceased was one of Montreal's oldest citizens, having come to the city in 1824, his residence here having extended over half a century. He was born in Yorkshire, England, in the year 1808, his mother being a neice of William Wilberforce.  Captain Tate was in former years a large steamboat proprietor; the Lord Sydenham, the first vessel to run the Lachine Rapids, belonged to him.  In the earlier days of his residence here he was a large government contractor. He also served his adopted country during the troublesome time of '37, as a lieutenant of volunteers. Mr. Tate bore a long illness with great patience, and died very peacefully. The funeral takes place this afternoon from his late residence at the dry dock, at 2 o'clock."

From an unidentified Montreal newspaper clipping.

*Researching George Tate................Warren Sadler (g-g-g-nephew)
Photo and obit submitted by Warren Sadler

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