“Old Soldier Called”. Not unexpected came the call of “taps” to Veteran George W. Pate at his home in Rio Dell on Monday, July 22, 1907. Burdened with years and since the war handicapped with internal troubles contracted during arduous campaigns he at last succumbed.
George W. Pate was born in Maquoketa, Jackson county, Iowa, May 18, 1837. His youth and early manhood were spent on the farm. In 1862 when the country needed men he enlisted in Co. F. 31st Iowa regiment and served until the end of the war. Tho present at Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga and with Sherman during his march to the sea, Comrade Pate was never wounded, though he suffered worse than wounds and was never a well man again.
At the close of the war he returned to the work on the farm. In December of 1889 he came to California, settled at Rohnerville and farmed. About 13 years ago he obtained his present home at Rio Dell where he has since resided.
George never married.