Sowell Andrew Choate
Laura Ann Edwards
Dr. Posey Leff Choate


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1. Myrtle Miller Beeker

Dr. Posey Leff Choate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 20 Dec 1889, Sparta, Alleghany, NC, USA 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Myrtle Miller Beeker on 20 Jun 1917 in Mount Ulla, Rowan, NC, USA 1
  • Died: 16 May 1961, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA at age 71 2 4
  • Buried: 17 May 1961, Sparta: Sparta Cemetery, Alleghany, NC, USA 2 4

   FamilySearch ID: L212-L11.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Charlotte News: Commmencement N. C. Med. College: Class Roll: Posey Leff Choate, 2 May 1913, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. 8

2. Residence: on 5 Jun 1917 in Sparta, Alleghany, NC, USA. 3

3. Occupation: physician on 20 Jun 1917 in Sparta, Alleghany, NC, USA. 1

4. Newspaper: The Union Republican: Married: At Mt. Ulla, N. C., recently, Miss Myrtle Beeker to Dr. Leff Choate, of Sparta, N. C., 5 Jul 1917, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 9

5. Newspaper: The Union Republican: Alleghany Star: Dr. Leff Choate was appointed county health officer for the year 1918., 14 Feb 1918, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 10

6. Newspaper: The Union Republican: The wife and two children of John Tucker, of Vox, who were bitten by a mad dog, were taken to Raleigh by Dr. Leff Choate., 25 Apr 1918, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 11

7. Cause of Death: Leff died at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem from cerebral vascular accident, cerebral arterio sclerosis, 16 May 1961, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 4

8. Occupation: physician on 16 May 1961 in Sparta, Alleghany, NC, USA. 4

9. Obituary: Greensboro Daily News: Delegation To Attend Funeral on 17 May 1961 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 12 Delegation To Attend Funeral
SPARTA, May 16 -- An eight-man General Assembly delegation Wednesday will attend the funeral of Dr. P. L. Choate, 71, of Sparta, a legislator's brother, who died early Tuesday in a Winston-Salem hospital.
The services will be conducted at 1 p.m. at Little River Primitive Baptist church. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.
Dr. Choate, a physician and former school teacher, was the brother of Rep. A. Vance Choate of Alleghany County, whose county seat is Sparta.
The delegation, appointed today by House Speaker Joe Hunt, is composed of Reps. John McLaughlin of Iredell, Austin Jones of Ashe, William Z. Wood of Forsyth, Glenn Hawfield of Union, Thomas Woodward of Wilson, Bunn Frink of Brunswick, C. E. Leather wood of Lincoln and Blake Thomas of Johnson.
Hunt adjourned the House Tuesday in Dr. Choate's memory.
Dr. Choate has said he once -- as far as he knew -- had been the only doctor licensed to practice in three states. He had studied at the North Carolina Medical College in Charlotte, and the Universities of Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. He had had his early schooling on his father's Alleghany County farm.
Dr. Choate had been practicing here since 1913.
Surviving Dr. Choate in addition to Rep. Choate are his wife, the former Miss Myrtle Miller Beaker; his sons, Wade, Charles Dean and Bill C. Choate, all of Sparta; his sisters, Mrs. Hattie Whitener of Newton and Mrs. Annie Whitener of Boone; his older brothers, Dr. Walter Choate, Dr. Carr Choate and Dr. Glenn Choate, all of Salisbury and Dr. B. N. Choate of Sparta; and seven grandchildren.

Posey married Myrtle Miller Beeker, daughter of Charles Turner Beeker and Lula Etta Miller, on 20 Jun 1917 in Mount Ulla, Rowan, NC, USA.1 (Myrtle Miller Beeker was born on 13 Jun 1897 in , Rowan, NC,2 13 died on 22 Nov 1985 in Sparta, Alleghany, NC, USA 2 13 and was buried on 24 Nov 1985 in Sparta: Sparta Cemetery, Alleghany, NC, USA 2 13.)


1, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, Leff Choate and Myrtle Beeker, 20 Jun 1917; citing Rowan, North Carolina.

2 Find A Grave,

3 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Posey Leff Choate citing Alleghany County, North Carolina.

4, North Carolina, U.S., Death Certificates, 1909-1976 (North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), Certificate 13584. Posey Leff Choate. Father Silas A. Choate. Mother Laura Edwards. Spouse Myrtle Choate.

5, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, Wade Thomas Choate, 30 Jul 1988 citing Sparta, Alleghany, North Carolina, v 28B cn 28846.

6, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Wade Thomas Choate, 16 Feb 1920 citing vol. 7, p. 321, Alleghany NC.

7, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Billy Carroll Choate, 23 Apr 1926 citing vol. 9, p. 75, Alleghany NC.

8 The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 2 May 1913, page 5.

9 The Union Republican (Winston-Salem, NC), 5 Jul 1917, page 8.

10 The Union Republican (Winston-Salem, NC), 14 Feb 1918, page 6.

11 The Union Republican (Winston-Salem, NC), 25 Apr 1918, page 5.

12 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 17 May 1961, page 9. Funeral of Dr. P. L. Choate.

13, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, Myrtle Beeker Choate, 22 Nov 1985; citing Sparta, Alleghany, N.C., v 44A cn 44150.

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