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Name: TATE, Kate Ilma, Mrs

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Nee: Whittle

Birth Date: 1887 Huyton, Lancs.

Death Date: Mar 1968 Fylde, Lancs.

First Date: 1907

Profession: Studied agriculture and one of the first women to attend agricultural college in Leicestershire. A great shot and was well known before 1920 for driving tractors and motor vehicles. Managed Buku coffee farm Kiambu

Area: Nairobi, Kiambu, Red 31 has Mrs K.J. Tate, Box 619, Nairobi

Married: In Nairobi 14 Jan 1909 Jacob 'Jack' Tate (1877-1955)

Children: Arthur Fallows (20.9.1909 Nairobi-1984 Isle of Man); Ilma Mary (1 July 1913); James Ashton (24 Feb 1914 Nairobi-1984 Nairobi); Harold (14 Dec 1916 Nairobi); Marguerite May (12 July 1919 Nairobi-1996)

Book Reference: EAWL, KAD, Red 31, Gazette

General Information:

Her original driving licence, numbered about 24, caused quite a stir in the Police Dept. when new tests for drivers were introduced in the early fifties. Source: Miss Daphne Ewings
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Kate Ilena Tate, Married, Limoru Road, Kiambu
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters List

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