Cate, George W., son of Lemuel M. and Jerusha (Pitkin) Cate, was born in East Montpelier, Vt., February 16,
1859. His father was a farmer, and he attended the district schools and worked on the farm until he was twelve
years old, when he entered Goddard Seminary at Barre, Vt., and fitted for college. In 1877 he entered Tufts College
and was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1881. After graduation he was engaged as assistant to the professor
of chemistry at Tufts College, and the following year was the assistant of S. P. Sharpless, the State assayer of
Massachusetts. Later he went to Detroit to accept a position as chemist of the Michigan Carbon Works, in which
capacity he remained for four years. In 1889 he engaged in the drug business for himself in Worcester, Mass., and
two years later came to Fall River. He was employed by J. C. Brady as head clerk for three years and then went
into business for himself at his present location on Bedford street. In 1895 he formed a copartnernership with
John F. Sullivan, which still continues as Cate & Sullivan. This firm are extensive manufacturers of ammonia,
biuing, extracts, etc., in addition to their retail drug business. Mr. Cate is a member of King Philip Lodge, F.
& A. M., the Chapter, Council, Commandery and Shrine. He is also a member of Fall River Lodge. I. O. O. F.
He was elected to the Common Council from the Eighth ward in 1897, and is now serving in that body. August 26,
1884, he married Abbie Isabel, daughter of Gilbert E. and Sarah G. Stimson of Medford, Mass.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
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