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Descendants of Elisha Gates (born CT, died NY)

 

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Generation No. 1

 

1.  ELISHA6 GATES  (JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)1 was born August 07, 1772 in Preston, CT, and died Bef. March 28, 1849 in Richland, Oswego County, NY.  He married ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN, daughter of ROBERT TOWN and ELIZABETH HAWES.  She was born April 30, 1783 in Mass, and died 1863 in Richland, Oswego County, NY2.

 

Notes for ELISHA GATES:

Headstone on grave reads 1773-1849.

 

1800 Census Litchfield, Herkimer, NY [Ezra and Seth are here too.. they are neighbors 3-4 doors down]

  Gates, Elisha age 15-25 (Elisha)

        Male age 15-25 (another brother maybe??) their father died in 1798

        Male age 15-25 (possibly brother Avery)

        Female under 10 (Betsey)

        female 15-25 Betsey, his wife

 

New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920

Name: Elisha Gates

Event: Lived 

Year: 1800 

Place: Litchfield & Fairfield 

County: Herkimer 

Province: New York 

Source: Reel 21, 1800 Federal Census of New York, Microfilm Series M32 

Publisher: National Archives, Washington, DC. 

Additional info: See Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Page: 535 

 

 

1810 Census Litchfield, Herkimer, NY

Gates, Elisha (aged 26 -44  he is 38)

Betsey born 1783  (aged 26-44)

Son, b. 1795-1800 (or brother?)

Dau (Betsey) b. 1801/1810 (1801)

Dau b. 1801/1810

Dau b 1801/1810

 

1820 Census

Elisha,

wife Betsey 26-45 yrs (37)

another female ( sister?) 26-45

Son b 1794/1802

Son/Nephew b. 1794-1802

Dau (Betsey) b1794/1802 (1801)

Son b 1802/1804

Son b 1802/1804

Dau b 1804/1809

Son (Robert) b. 1810/20 (1813)

Son (Sewel) b 1810/20 (1816)

Dau b 1810/20

 

1830 Census Richland, Oswego, NY

Elisha

M 50-70 ( he is 58 yrs old)

F 50-70 ( wife is47, so is this his sister the other female living with him in 1820?)

F 15-20 ( youngest daughter still at home)

 

1840 Census Elisha Gates Richland, Oswego, NY

      M 5-10

     Two M 20-30

     M 60-70 (this is Elisha)

      F Under 5

      F 15-20

      F 20-30

      F 50-60

 

 

From Meeting Minutes town of Litchfield, Herkimer, NY Mar 5 1816,

Elisha Gates is listed as Constable and Collector

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Richland Courier ~ March 28, 1849 - Died at his residence in this town on Thursday morning last, Elisha Gates, aged 76 years. Mr. Gates was one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, having settled here in 1829. He has always sustained the character of an upright, industrious man and a good neighbor.

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"This article of agreement made this 24th of November 1834 between Pervis N. Dewey and Elisha Gates as follows to wit that Pervis N Dewey agrees that if the state of New York should claim any part of the North 85 1/2 acres of lot 74 this day equally divided between the said parties, the said Pervis N Dewey agrees to (illegible word) his half of the expense of such claim and loss but of the title should prove good then this article be void.   (signed ) Pervis N Dewey"  (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, NY)

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"This article of agreement made this 24th day of November 1834 between Elisha Gates and Pervis N Dewey wherein Elisha Gates agrees to give Pervis N Dewey a right and privelege to cross from the North West corner of his farm to land this day deeded him by said Elisha Gates with a team or otherwise as he pleases and whenever for the sum of six pence.  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of David Dewey by Elisha Gates" (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, Oswego, NY)

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For value received we, the undersigned, widow and heirs at law of the late Elisha Gates of Richland, Oswego, NY, deceased hereby (illegible), release, align and convey unto Sewell Gates of the town of county and state aforesaid all (illegible) (illegible) each of our right, title, interest, claim and demand, which we or of either of us now have or henceto forth have (illegible) of in or to the goods, chattels, credits and personal estate which were of the said Elisha Gates, deceased, of every (illegible) (illegible) (illegible) whatever to have and to hold the said goods, chattels, credits and personal estate unto the said Sewell, his heirs and (illegible) forever.

In witness whereof we have hereunto let our hand and seals this 23rd day Sept 1849 (signed) F W Doane, Anna Doane, Albert Holmes, H. L. Lewis (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, NY)

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        In the name of God amen- I, Elisha Gates of the town of Richland in the county of Oswego and state of New York at the age of 70 years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say

        First, I give and bequeath to Angeline Homes (sic) and Albert G. Homes (sic) children of my daughter Betsey, deceased, each the sum of ___ (left blank) dollars.

        2nd, I give and bequeath to Hiram L and Ann G Lewis, children of my daughter Anna, deceased, each the sum of ___ (left blank) dollars- the above legacies to be a charge upon my personal and real estate.       

        Then I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods, chattels of what nature or kind soever to my wife Betsey and my children Emily, Robert and Sewell, each share and share alike.

        4th I give and devise all my soul estate of every name and nature whatsoever to my said wife Betsey and my said children, Emily, Robert and Sewell each share and share alike.  The above provisions for my said wife to be accepted by her in lien of dower.

        5th thereby appoint my sons Robert and Sewell the executors of my last will and testament hereby directing them to pay all my debts out of my personal estate hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

        In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord eight hundred forty nine. (not signed-- most likely copy of one used)

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from History of Herkimer County, New York : [illustr]ated with portraits of many of its citizens

Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1893, 881 pgs. "       At that meeting the following officers were elected:  ...Elisha Gates, Elijah Gates, jr., and Jesse Burgess, constables; Elisha Gates, collector;..."

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Military minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821

 

Herkimer county.

Brigade of infantry in the county of Herkimer:

Lt Col Jonah Knapp's regiment:

Ruloff Root, capt, vice W. Eddy, resigned; Charles Christian, lt, vice R. Root , promoted; Lovewell Hutchins, ensign, vice C. Christian, promoted.

Lt. Col Christoper P. Bellinger's regiment: 27th regiment of infantry

Seldon Morgan, captain, vice R. Shoemaker, promoted; Peter G. Helmer, lt, vice S. Morgan, promoted; Thomas B. Gillaspie, ensign, vice P.G. Helmer, promoted, Elisha Gates, quartermaster, vice J. W. Clapsattel, resigned.

 

 

More About ELISHA GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

Census: 1810, Lists him with wife, Betsey, SON br. 1795-1800, Daughter Betsey b. 1801, DAUGHTER b. 1802/1810, DAUGHTER b. 1802/1810

 

Notes for ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN:

1850 Census 12th day Feb

in household of Sewell F Gates 35 b NY farmer

                          Mary  23 b. NY

                          Betsy mother 66 b. Mass

                          Baxter S 11 b NY

                          Martha B 11 b. NY

 

 

Full name Elizabeth, resident of Oswego since 1830

 

More About ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY2

       

Children of ELISHA GATES and ELIZABETH TOWN are:

                   i.    UNKNOWN7 GATES, b. Bet. 1795 - 1800.

2.               ii.    BETSEY GATES, b. January 07, 1801; d. May 25, 1835, NY.

                 iii.    UNKNOWN GATES, b. Abt. 1803.

                 iv.    UNKNOWN GATES, b. Abt. 1803.

3.               v.    EMILY GATES, b. September 20, 1807.

4.              vi.    ROBERT TOWN GATES, b. June 29, 1813, Litchfield/Winfield, Herkimer County, NY; d. December 01, 1892, Richland, Oswego County, NY.

5.             vii.    SEWELL TOWN GATES, b. September 22, 1815, Herkimer, NY; d. August 21, 1894, Pulaski, Oswego, NY.

6.            viii.    ANNA MIRANDA GATES, b. Abt. 1818; d. Bef. 1848.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  BETSEY7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)3 was born January 07, 1801, and died May 25, 1835 in NY.  She married HARTLY HOLMES February 19, 1824 in Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY, son of JESSENIAH HOLMES.  He was born March 07, 1802 in Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY, and died November 09, 1880 in Homer, Champaigne, IL.

 

Notes for HARTLY HOLMES:

October 1847, Hartly Holmes left Holmesville, NY and arrived Maumee City, OH on the 10th.

 

1850 Census  Waynesfield, Lucas, OH

1860 Census Township 18 N Range 8 E, Champaign, IL

 

More About HARTLY HOLMES and BETSEY GATES:

Marriage: February 19, 1824, Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY

       

Children of BETSEY GATES and HARTLY HOLMES are:

7.                i.    ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, b. February 09, 1826, Holmesville, NY; d. November 06, 1906, Winfield Kansas?.

                  ii.    ALBERT GATES HOLMES3, b. February 20, 1828, Holmesville/Richland, Oswego, NY; d. November 1851, Nevada City, CA.

                 iii.    LEVANT MERRILL HOLMES, b. October 15, 1830; d. December 18, 1837, Richland, Oswego County, NY.

 

 

3.  EMILY7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)3 was born September 20, 18074.  She married WINSOR WHIPPLE5 Bet. July 1849 - July 18506, son of BENEGER WHIPPLE and NAOMI.  He was born December 31, 17997.

 

Notes for EMILY GATES:

 

 

Notes for WINSOR WHIPPLE:

Richland Courier ~  June 30, 1847 - Died in Albion on Sunday the 27th, inst., after an

illness of only five days, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Winsor Whipple, Esq., in the 41st year of her

age. The death of Mrs. Whipple is deeply mourned by a large circle of acquaintances in

the town where she resided and her funeral was attended with a sorrowing train whom her

Christian virtues and amiable disposition had attached to her during her residence in that

section.

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1850 Census Albion, Oswego, NY 29th of July

 Whipple, Winsor 49, farmer married w/in yr. born NY

        Emily 40 Born NY

        Benajah (Male) Teacher, 20, b. NY

        Caroline 16, b. NY

        Sarah 14, b. NY

        Laura Ann 10 b. nY

        De Los W. 7 b. NY

1860 Census Albion, Oswego, NY 29th June all born NY

 Whipple, Winsor 59 farmer

        Emily 50

        Delos W. 17

        Frank 9

        Laura A. 20

1870 Census Albion, Oswego, NY July 9th ( all below are farming)

 Whipple, Winsor 69

        Emily 60

next two houses: Heads of household are Frank w/ Etta, Isaac C. w/ Mary and children Jessie, Jennie, Fredric

 

More About WINSOR WHIPPLE and EMILY GATES:

Marriage: Bet. July 1849 - July 18508

       

Child of EMILY GATES and WINSOR WHIPPLE is:

8.                i.    FRANK GATES8 WHIPPLE, b. April 06, 1851, Albion, Orleans, NY.

 

 

4.  ROBERT TOWN7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)9 was born June 29, 1813 in Litchfield/Winfield, Herkimer County, NY10, and died December 01, 1892 in Richland, Oswego County, NY11,12.  He married (1) SARAH A. BACKUS13 in Winfield, Herkimer, NY.  She was born 1814 in NY14, and died 1838 in Richland, Oswego County, NY14.  He married (2) THERESSA O. PARISH14,15,16,17,18,19 January 19, 1841 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York20, daughter of ISAAC PARISH and REBECCA MEIGS.  She was born 1820 in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont21,22, and died Bef. May 09, 1900 in Richland, Oswego County, NY23.

 

Notes for ROBERT TOWN GATES:

Robert T. Gates died Dec 1, 1892 in S Richland of a cerebral hemorrhage/paralysis, at 79yrs, 5 mos, 2 days. Born Winfield.   Retired farmer, married.  Resident of Richland for 43 yrs.  father Elisha born VT, mother Betsey born Winfield, married Winfield.  Doctor J.L. Moore (from Holmesville) looked after him for the 30 days between attack and death.  Buried McClellan Cemetery off US Rte 81, Exit 33, Cty Rd 28,

Lehigh Rd.

 

Robert's middle name appears as T. and F. both in census records of NY. If it was T, I suspect it to be Town(e)- his mother's maiden name. If it is F. I suspect it to be Frederick.

 

Moved to Richland in 1849?

1855 Census of Richland states he was there since 1835.

1850 Census lists him in Richland on Oct 22 as Robert F Gates, 36 with wife Theresa 30, son Merels 17, dau Betsey A. 14, dau Julia R. 7.

1860 Census lists him Robert T. Gates, 48 years with wife Theresa P. 42 yrs, Julia 17, Sooel (sic) 9, Emily 7, Lucia 6, Carrie 4, and Robert 2/12. Judson Wilmoth 20 farm laborer.

1870 Census lists him as Robert 57 yrs, farmer with wife Theresa 50, keeps house, Sewell 19, farm laborer, Emily 17 helps with chores, Lucia 16 helps with chores and Robert 9 in school.

1850 Census Richland Oswego NY Oct 22nd

      Gates, Robert F. 32 farmer b. NY

        Theresa 30

                 Merels 17

                 Betsey A 14

                 Julia R 7

       

1880 Census lists Robert T. Gates as living with Sewel E. Gates, 29 yrs, farmer born NY, mother and father born NY, Robert is listed as 66 father to head of house, farmer born NY parents born MA, with Theresa P, 60 keeping house father born CT, mother born CT.

 

Published in 1878 Churches in S Richland NY

Robert Gates is listed as a Trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church of S. Richland

 

1866-1867 Business Directory lists Robert T. Gates, Holmesville, Carpenter

 

Estate Papers from Richland, Oswego, NY

Robert T Gates  dead one year on  Dec 1 1893

Widow Theresa P.

Children:

Murrow son/adult residing Sparta, MI (this is Adelbert Merrill)

Elishar/Elisher son/adult Pratham, NY

Mary Burch dau/adult Grand Rapids, MI

Sarah Heaton dau/adult Baldwinsville, NY

Betsey A. Reddy dau/adult Eagle Harbor, NY

Julia Wood dau/adult Pulaski, NY

Emma Willis dau/adult S Richland, NY

Sewel E. Gates son/adult S Richland, NY

Robert F. son/adult Brownville, NY

Ida Myers grddau S Richland, NY

 

Fernwood, NY was once called Holmesville, but after roughly 1900 the area became known as Fernwood.  The Willis family, for whom the cemetery was named, lived nearby, although there are no gravestones bearing their name.

 

Gates, Robert B.      1813-1892

  (Father of Sarah A. Gates who mar. Charles Heaton) 

Gates, Sarah A. Backus, his wife    1814-1838

 

 

More About ROBERT TOWN GATES:

Burial: 1892, S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY24

Census: June 1860, Pulaski, Oswego, NY25

Fact: Moved to Richland in 183526

Living: 1849, Living in  Richland Oswego NY in 1849

Number of Times Married: 1855, Census lists twice27

 

More About SARAH A. BACKUS:

Burial: McClelland Cemetery, Richland, Oswego, NY

 

More About ROBERT GATES and SARAH BACKUS:

Marriage: Winfield, Herkimer, NY

 

Notes for THERESSA O. PARISH:

1900 Oswego Palladium May 9th--Richland " Mrs. F.A. Willis was called to Fernwood last week by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Gates." (Theresa Parish Gates)

 

More About THERESSA O. PARISH:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY28

Moved to: 1836, To Richland 29

 

Marriage Notes for ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH:

Witnesses John D. and Jane Parish

 

More About ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH:

Marriage: January 19, 1841, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York30

       

Children of ROBERT GATES and SARAH BACKUS are:

9.                i.    ADELBERT MERRILL8 GATES, b. March 05, 1834, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. June 01, 1909, Michigan.

10.             ii.    BETSEY A. GATES, b. August 1835, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. Aft. 1900.

11.            iii.    ELISHA W. GATES, b. 1836, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. Abt. December 28, 1916, Mexico, NY.

12.            iv.    MARY M. GATES, b. Abt. 1837, Winfield, Herkimer , NY; d. Aft. 1911, Grand Rapids, MI?.

13.             v.    SARAH A. GATES, b. Abt. 1838; d. July 05, 1924.

 

       

Children of ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH are:

                 vi.    ADELBERT8 GATES31, b. 1844, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ADELBERT GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

14.           vii.    JULIA A. GATES, b. 1844, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. 1924.

               viii.    ANNA GATES31, b. 1846, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ANNA GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

                 ix.    ORVIL GATES31, b. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1850, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ORVIL GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

                  x.    SEWEL E GATES, b. August 1851, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. October 21, 1916, Baldwinsville, Oswego County, NY32.

 

Notes for SEWEL E GATES:

birth year may be 1850

 

Estate Papers from Richland, Oswego, NY

Sewell Gates. Death listed as 10-21-1916

Robert F. brother of Brownsville, NY

Julia Wood sister Pulaski, NY

Emma Willis, sister Pulaski, NY

Sarah Heaton, sister Baldwinsville, NY

Elisher Gates, brother, Mexico NY

Emma  Doyle niece Buffalo, NY        (Betsey's dau so his half niece)

William Reddy nephew Fulton, NY (sis Betsey's son)

Ida Farrell niece of Miles City, MT   (this is the Ida Myers from Robert's will and the name is Fearnall)

LuElla Post niece of Grand Rapids, MI    (Mary Gates Burch's dau)

Carrie Smith niece of Sparta, MI (brother A.M.'s dau)

Mrs Fred Nelson niece Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s dau Celina "Shine")

Asa Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son Arthur C. "Asa")

Bert Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son)

Merrel Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI   (is this Will's son, so he would be grd nephew?)

Dorothy Gates niece Grand Rapids, MI   (A.M's dau)

Maggie Cummings niece Sparta, MI (actually grand niece through AM's dau Rose)

Grover Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son)

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Have in his own hand copy of document stating:

Fernwood, NY Oct 21, 1916

       I Sewell E. Gates being of sound mind do make and delair (sic) this to be my last will and testament

       1st after paying all of my lawful debts I give and bequeath to my sisters Emma Willis of Fernwood, Julia Wood of Pulaski and Robt Gates of Brownville all of my property both personal and real estate to be divided among them equally, share and share alike. I also appoint Robt Gates of Brownville my administrator without hands. Signed Sewel Gates. Witness Bertha Halsey, Franklin C. Dexter

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1900 Census D140 Richland, Oswego, NY

       Gates, Sewell E.  Aug 1851 48 sgl NY NY VT

       Reddy, Betsey A. (sis) Aug 1835 64 widowed mother of 2, 2 living NY NY NY

1901 December 5 Oswego Paper " Richland.  Fernwood, Dec 4-- Mrs. Ferguson, Eagle Harbor, is a guest of Mrs. Ready(sic) at S.E. Gates's.  Thanksgiving was well observed; Dr. and Mrs. Gates and daughter Vivian, Brownville and Mrs. Bebee(sic), mother of Mrs. Gates, accompanied them and the Gates family to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burdick, Dewey's Corners."

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Oswego Paper South Richland- "The Gates family reunion was held this year on Thanksgiving at Mr. S. E. Gates's.  Among those from far away were Dr. Heaton and family of Baldwinsville, and Dr. Robert Gates and family of Brownville."

Oswego Paper 1916 " The will of Sewell E. Gates, who died in Baldwinsville October 21st, leaving an estate of $4,000 personal and $6,000 real property was offered for probate today.  Robert Gates, of Baldwinsville, is the administrator of the estate under the will and relatives share the estate."

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Mon March 12, 1917 Oswego Palladium "The transfer tax appraisal of the estate of Sewel E. Gates shows the value to be $8, 585.83, divided equally between Emma Willis, Julia Wood, and Robert Gates, children (sic) [these are his siblings] each receiving $2, 861,94."

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"Sewell E. Gates Dead.  Fernwood, Oct 23- Sewell E. Gates died at his home on Saturday of pneumonia, having been ill less than a week.  He was born sixty-two years ago on the farm where he died, and had been a lifelong resident of the town.  He had served as a school trustee and for seventeen years preceding his death was town constable.  Mr. Gates never married and is survived by a brother, two sisters, a half brother and half sister. The funeral will be held at the home at Tuesday.  Burial in the Willis cemetery, South Richland."

 

 

More About SEWEL E GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

Will: 1893, of his father lists him in S. Richland

 

                 xi.    EMILY/EMMA A. GATES, b. 1853, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. 1951; m. FRANCIS A. WILLIS33, January 04, 1871; b. Abt. 1852; d. 1928.

 

Notes for EMILY/EMMA A. GATES:

1880 Census lists Emma A.  27, keeping house with husband Frank A. Willis, 28, farmer. Living next to Ludwik Willis 61 yrs and Emaline Willis 38 yrs.  Is Ludwik his father?

1900 Census D140, Richland, Oswego, NY

       Willis, Frank A.  Sept 1851 48  married 27 years NY RI NY farmer  (2 farm laborers and a housekeeper living with them)

                       Emma A. April 1853 47 NY NY VT

1900 Oswego Palladim May 9th--Richland " Mrs. F.A. Willis was called to Fernwood last week by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Gates." (Theresa Parish Gates)

1904, July 13, Oswego Daily Times "Fernowood- Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Willis, Mrs. Wiley and son and Sewel Gates recently visited J.J. mills family of Sandy Creek."

1907 Oswego Daily Palladium " A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Emma Willis in Lake avenue, when her granddaughter, Miss Flora Mae Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lavelar Willis, Fernwood, was married to Leverett H. Bock, Mexico, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Frederick, Lambert North and Miss Ola M Buck, both of Daysville attended the young couple.  A (illegible word) dinner followed the ceremony"

1920 Census of Richland Oswego, NY lists her as Emma A. Willis, age 66 (which would change her birth year to 1854, not 1852) with husband Frank A Willis. Living in S Richland 1893.

Oswego Paper "Fernwood.  Mrs. Emma Willis who has been spending the winter with her brother, Dr. Robert Gates of Brownville has returned."

1930 Census lists Emma A Willis 77 yrs old, widowed, living on

Mexico Rd, Richland
Oswego, NY on Apr 17. says she wed at 19 yrs old.  value of house $8000

 

More About EMILY/EMMA A. GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

Census: 1880, Richland, Oswego County, NY

Will: 1893, of father's lists her living in S. Richland as Emma Willis

 

More About FRANCIS A. WILLIS:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

 

Marriage Notes for EMILY/EMMA GATES and FRANCIS WILLIS:

from the Auburn NY Christian Advocate :  Marriage Notice, At the residence of the bride's father, at Holmesville, NY Jan 4th 1871, Mr. Frank A. Willis to Miss Emily A. Gates, all of Holmesville, NY.

 

More About FRANCIS WILLIS and EMILY/EMMA GATES:

Marriage: January 04, 1871

 

15.           xii.    LUCIA E. GATES, b. 1854, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. 1879.

               xiii.    CARRIE GATES33, b. 1855, Richland, Oswego County, NY33; d. 1863, Richland, Oswego County, NY33.

 

More About CARRIE GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY33

 

               xiv.    ANNA E. GATES33, b. 1858, Richland, Oswego County, NY33; d. 1859, Richland, Oswego County, NY33.

 

More About ANNA E. GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY33

 

16.           xv.    DR ROBERT F. GATES, b. April 1860, Pulaski, Oswego, NY; d. April 03, 1938, Brownville, Jefferson, NY.

 

 

5.  SEWELL TOWN7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)34 was born September 22, 1815 in Herkimer, NY35, and died August 21, 1894 in Pulaski, Oswego, NY35.  He married MARY ANN RICHARDS, daughter of HIEL RICHARDS and OLIVE HOLMES.  She was born 1819 in Richland, Oswego County, NY35, and died June 06, 1876 in Pulaski, Oswego, NY35.

 

Notes for SEWELL TOWN GATES:

1850 Census  Richland, Oswego NY Oct 19th

        Sewell F. Gates 35 b NY

        wife Mary 23 b NY

        mother Betsey 66 b Mass

        son Baxter S. 11 b NY

        dau Martha B 11 b NY

1855 Census Richland, Oswego, NY June 4th

        Sewel Gates 38 b. Herkimer, resident of this city 25 years

                Mary A 37, wife b. Otsego res. 25 yrs

                         Martha 15, daughter Oswego 15 years resident

                Edward W .Gilbert 12 adopted son born Oswego resident 8 years

                Elizabeth Gates, 72 mother born Mass resident 25 years

1860 Census Mexico, Oswego, NY July 5th

        Sewell F. Gates 44 with wife

        Mary A. 43,

        Martha 21,

        Edward Gilbert 17 farm laborer and

        Mary Eaton 10 yrs. adopted daughter

 

1866-1867 Business Directory  lists with a Pulaski Post Office address : Gates & Moffat, Flour and Grain Dealers, Sewell T. Gates and Frances O. Moffat

 

1870 Census Richland Oswego NY June 29, 1870

        Gates, Sewell 54 a farmer  with wife

        Mary 58 yrs,

        Delia Cross 21 yrs and (this is adopted daughter Mary A. Eaton)

        Mary Holmes 28 yrs-music teacher (possibly dau of John N. and Rebecca

              Holmes- John is a lawyer in Hasting, Oswego, NY)

1880 Census Richland Oswego NY June 25th

        Suel F Gates 64 widowed NY CT MAss

        Cross, Freeman 32 son in law NY NY NY

                    Mary A. 31 daughter (she also goes by Delia)

                    Willard G. 8 grand son NY NY NY

 

1879 July Oswego Daily Times " Messrs. Hermon and Rudolph Matz, of Chicago, Ill, students at Williams College, are for a few days the guests of their uncle, S. T. Gates.  The grandfather of these promising young men, Mr. Hiram Lewis, was at one time well and favorably known in this village, where he resided  for many years and will be remembered by a great many of the older inhabitants as the proprietor for some years of the old stage line between this place and Syracuse.

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Recorded S Richland, Aug 3, 1858 of J N Dewey and S T Gates, Draft on New York for $ 218.88 to be applied on account with C. Aultman of Canton, OH. (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski)

 

Agreement 15th May 1858 J N Dewey and S T Gates and C Aultman & Co of Canton, OH:

Said Dewey and Gates hereby agree to serve the said C Aultman as their agent for the harvest of 1858 in the city of Oswego New York, to sell ea combined reaper and mower for $ 145 cash or $ 155 one half cash on delivery of machine balance in 6 mos thereafter. Each single mower for $ 120 cash or $ 125 one half cash on delivery of machine balance in 6 mos, each threshing machine for $ 315 cash or $ 325 one half cash on delivery of machine balance in 6 mos. All notes bear interest at the rate of 7 per cent (sic) after maturity.  The purchaser in all cases paying freight charges. To attend to making all collection and promptly remit the proceeds of all sales to C Aultman. That all machines sold by him gives entire satisfaction to the purchaser. To render on account of all machines immediately after close of selling season. In consideration of which the said  C Aultman agrees to pay $ 15, 50 for each combine machine, $ 12, 50 for each single mower, and $15 for each threshing machine sold as above stated. Said commission to be paid in the same terms which machines are sold. (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski)

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Mystery Man of Pulaski

        Somewhere in the bible it says "By the deeds ye shall know them" but of Sewell T Gates all that we know are the papers found in the top story of a barn at

7409 Bridge St, Pulaski, NY
by Dorothy Deans.

        Landmarks of Oswego County published by D Mason and Co, Syracuse, NY states that Sewell T, one of the war supervisors of the town (Richland) was born in Herkimer Co in 1815- moved to Richland in 1820, settled in Pulaski in 1861 and died there August 21 1894. (pp 690 & 685)

        In a brief explanation of these papers you learn that he was a very busy lawyer practicing in the village of Pulaski for many years, why then was there no obituary in the Pulaski Democrat, why was he not mentioned in the article "Lawyers of the town of Richland" on page 212 in the History of Oswego Co 1789-1877?

        There is no phase of law in which he did not participate. He settled estates, made out deeds, land contracts, bonds, releases, notes, mortgages, soldiers affairs, railroad affairs, etc.  Among the estates that he settled were: Seymour Moody, John Jones, Lucy Jones, Heil Richards and many more.  Receipts were carefully recorded. I would think that he was very honest.  Deeds in those papers dated from 1828 to the time of his death. I trust that the papers will be historically imported (sic), and that more will be learned about Mr. Gates.

                 written by Sylvia Kinney, Town Historian, Pulaski, Oswego, NY (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski)

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Aug 24, 1894 in Oswego Daily Times "Sewel T. Gates.  Pulaski, Aug 21-- Died, at his home in Pulaski, NY, August 21, Sewel T. Gates, aged 78 years and 11 months.  Funeral from his late residence Thursday at 2PM.  Interment in South Richland Cemetery.  Mr. Gates was a man well and favorably known and few men are known to possess such qualities of sterling integrity and straightforward honesty of purpose.  He was a man whose judgement was sought in matters of business, real estate and general finance.  He was born in the town of Winfield, Herkimer county, September 22, 1815 and removed to the town of Richland, Oswego county, with his parents at the age of 14, where he has since resided.  He was a prosperous farmer, but retired and moved into the village of Pulaski in 1861.  He served his town as supervisor three terms.  A considerable part of that time being in the stirring times of the rebellion, at which time he took a special interest and was particularly active in the recruiting of troops and filling the quotas of the town.  The last years of his life were passed in a quiet manner.  On March 10th of the present year he fell and broke his left arm near the shoulder and has been a most constant sufferer since that time, through that and other complications."

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Sewell T. Gates died 8-21-1894 in Pulaski of arterial sclerosis/organic disease of the heart. Born Winfield.  Father Elisha Gates, mother Betsey. Doc EF Kelly of Pulaski also notes troubled heart and orrexemus.  No place of death listed.

 

In Jefferson County Journal "Died Gates, In Pulaski Aug 21, Sewell T. Gates Aged 79 years."

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From Landmarks of Oswego County:

        Sewell T. Gates,one of the war supervisors of the town, was born in Herkimer County in 1815, removed to Richland in 1829, and settled in Pulaski in 1861, and died there August 21, 1894.

 

 

 

More About SEWELL TOWN GATES:

Burial: McClelland Cemetery, Richland, Oswego, NY35

Census: 1850, Mexico, NY

Moved to: 1830, Richland in 1830 at age 13

 

More About MARY ANN RICHARDS:

Burial: McClelland Cemetery, Richland, Oswego, NY35

       

Children of SEWELL GATES and MARY RICHARDS are:

                   i.    BAXTER S.8 GATES, b. 1839; d. Bef. 1855.

17.             ii.    MARTHA B. GATES, b. 1839.

                 iii.    EDWARD W. GILBERT, b. 1843; Adopted child.

 

Notes for EDWARD W. GILBERT:

1850 Census, Oswego, Oswego, NY ( could this be his birth parents?)

  Gilbert , William 32 b. CT

       Sophia 32 b. Ny

       Mary 9

       Edward 7

       Emily 5

       Wealthy 34 b CT

 

in Sewell's will of 1894 he is listed in Wakeeney Trego KS

 

1880 Wakeeney Trego Ks 14th June

  Gilbert, Edward W. 37 farmer b.

NY CT NY

 

                 iv.    MYRON T GATES.

 

Notes for MYRON T GATES:

small stone, dates unreadable

 

More About MYRON T GATES:

Burial: McClelland Cemetery, Oswego, NY

 

18.             v.    MARY A. EATON GATES, b. June 1848; Adopted child.

 

 

6.  ANNA MIRANDA7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)36 was born Abt. 1818, and died Bef. 184836.  She married HIRAM LEWIS Abt. 1838. 

 

More About HIRAM LEWIS and ANNA GATES:

Marriage: Abt. 1838

       

Children of ANNA GATES and HIRAM LEWIS are:

19.              i.    HIRAM LAMOTTE8 LEWIS.

                  ii.    ANNA GATES LEWIS36, m. WARREN WILLIAM WARNER37; b. November 09, 1824.

 

Notes for ANNA GATES LEWIS:

In Uncle Sewell T. Gates's will she is listed as neice, Anna G. widow of Rev. William Warner of Clifton Springs, Ontario, NY.

 

Notes for WARREN WILLIAM WARNER:

Reverend

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7.  ANN JULINE8 HOLMES (BETSEY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)38,39 was born February 09, 1826 in Holmesville, NY, and died November 06, 1906 in Winfield Kansas?.  She married (1) FLORENCE WEED DOANE40 October 15, 1846 in Holmesville, NY, son of JOSIAH DOANE and ALMIRA WEED.  He was born May 23, 1822 in Pulaski, NY40, and died 1857 in Windfield, KS40.  She married (2) MR. MULLIN Aft. 1857. 

 

Notes for ANN JULINE HOLMES:

Called  Angeline.

When she married F.W. Doane they moved to Fond du Lac Wisconsin.  Afterwards her husband died in an accident while conductor on a railroad. His widow bore him a child soon after.

Living about 2001 in Windfield, Cowley Cty, Kansas near her two sons.

Listed in will of Uncle Sewell in 1894.

 

1900 Census Winfield Cowley Ks  1st June

   Mullin, Annie D. b. Feb 1826 wid (says mother of 0  but we know she moved her to be near her sons)

    says she is born NY NY NY

    Holms (sic), Harriet L. mother Apr 1819 (this is her stepmom her mom Betsey died when she was 9)

    she is next door to Frank W. Doane and his family

 

More About FLORENCE WEED DOANE:

Occupation: Conductor on Great Western Railroad40

 

More About FLORENCE DOANE and ANN HOLMES:

Marriage: October 15, 1846, Holmesville, NY

 

More About MR. MULLIN and ANN HOLMES:

Marriage: Aft. 1857

       

Children of ANN HOLMES and FLORENCE DOANE are:

20.              i.    ALBERT HOLMES9 DOANE, b. September 01, 1847.

21.             ii.    FRANK BAKER DOANE, b. May 29, 1849; d. August 23, 1850.

22.            iii.    FRANK WEED DOANE, b. February 28, 1857, Decatur, IL.

 

 

8.  FRANK GATES8 WHIPPLE (EMILY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)41,42 was born April 06, 1851 in Albion, Orleans, NY43.  He married (1) EMERETTE SANFORD44 Abt. 1871.  She was born July 24, 1848.  He married (2) MAUD SIMPSON Aft. 1888.  She was born September 29, 1877 in Vienna,Oneida, NY.

 

Notes for FRANK GATES WHIPPLE:

1895, Fri June 28 1895 Oswego Daily Times-- "Texas- Frank Whipple of Kalamazoo county, Michigan, a former resident of this county is giving friends a call." 

 

More About FRANK WHIPPLE and EMERETTE SANFORD:

Marriage: Abt. 1871

 

More About FRANK WHIPPLE and MAUD SIMPSON:

Marriage: Aft. 1888

       

Children of FRANK WHIPPLE and EMERETTE SANFORD are:

                   i.    NELLIE E.9 WHIPPLE45, b. July 07, 1872; d. Bef. 1886.

23.             ii.    DONALD D. WHIPPLE, b. May 25, 1886, Prob. Richland, Oswego, NY.

 

       

Children of FRANK WHIPPLE and MAUD SIMPSON are:

                 iii.    LIVING9 WHIPPLE45.

                 iv.    CHARLOTTE M. WHIPPLE45, b. January 05, 1911.

 

 

9.  ADELBERT MERRILL8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)46,47,48,49,50 was born March 05, 1834 in Winfield, Herkimer, NY51, and died June 01, 1909 in Michigan52,53.  He married WILHELMENIA AUGUSTE(INA?) BLEIMEIER54,55,56,57,58,59,60 in NY, daughter of RUYOLF BLEIMEIER and ANNA GOLDBECK.  She was born July 05, 1844 in Hamburg, GY (Prussia)61, and died June 06, 1913 in Michigan62.

 

Notes for ADELBERT MERRILL GATES:

Death record says, A.Murrell Gates died June 1, 1909 in Algoma Township; white male; married; 75 yrs 3 mos, 16 days old; chronic mitral valvular heart disease; farmer; born in NY; father Robert Gates of New York; mother unknown, but of New York.  So, if we go by his death record he would have been born 3-15-1834, not 3-5.

 

Name appears in father's will as Murrow.  In census it is listed as Merles.  Have seen Merrill, Meril, Merril, all as his name.

 

1870 Aug, 10thCensus lists Merles 36, Minnie 26, Clara A. 5 born NY, and William 1. Laborer GR 4th Ward

1880 Census Mills 46, b. NY, Minnie 36 b. Prussia, Clara 16 b. NY, William 11, Rosa 9, Celina 5, Asa 2.

He is in Algoma, Kent.

1894 Census lists Adelbert 61and Minnie 51 (mother of 8 with 8 still living), Willie 24 and Widowed, Annie 12, Asa 14, Grover 9, Bert 3, Merrill 2 (grd son to Minnie)

1900 Census Adelbert and Minnie married 37 years,56 yrs old mother of 9 with 7 still living, Grover 16, and Bert 9 at home. Susan Harrison (Adelbert's mother in law) listed with them born Feb 1829. Also states Minnie immigrated in 1859.

1910 Census lists Minnie widowed living Algoma only Bert at home.

 

From the Sentinel Leader, Sparta, MI June 4, 1909:

Adelbert M. Gates:  A.M. Gates died Tuesday, June 1, at his home, east of Sparta, aged 76 years. Mr Gates has been troubled for a number of years with asthma and has had several hard sick spells, the last one proving fatal.  The funeral will be held from the Meyers School House at 2 o'clock this (Friday) afternoon and the remains will be interred in the Meyers Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Mark Smith and Burt, living here; Mrs G. F. Nelson and Asa of Grand Rapids; Mrs. C. C. Baldwin of Oswego, and Grove(sic). A sister, Mrs A. F. Burtch also lives in Grand Rapids.

 

More About ADELBERT MERRILL GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, Mi. Lot 50, grave 1: 43 09 40 N 085 41 09 W

Census: 1870

Found in: Kent Co Deaths Book 7 pg 261

 

Notes for WILHELMENIA AUGUSTE(INA?) BLEIMEIER:

If you go by her death record which reads:

Minnie Gates; died June 6, 1913 in Algoma Township; female; white; widow; 67 years 11 mos, 1 day old; organic disease of the heart; housewife; born in Germany; father Rudolph Blymer of Germany; mother unknown.

 

you would believe her birthday to have been July 5, 1946 not 1944.

 

She was baptized out of Catholic church into another to marry Adelbert.

 

Often called Mina .

 

From the Sentinel Leader, of Sparta MI, June 13, 1909:

Died Friday, June 6, at her home near Camp Lake, Mrs. Minnie Gates, aged 67 years and 11 months.   The funeral was held from the Meyers school house Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M.W. Duffey, of Boyne City, officiating. Internment in Meyers Cemetery.

 

More About WILHELMENIA AUGUSTE(INA?) BLEIMEIER:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI Lot 50 grave 3

Found in: Kent Co Deaths Book 8 pg3

 

More About ADELBERT GATES and WILHELMENIA BLEIMEIER:

Marriage: NY

       

Children of ADELBERT GATES and WILHELMENIA BLEIMEIER are:

24.              i.    CARRIE/CLARA A.9 GATES, b. July 20, 1864, NY; d. March 17, 1935, Sparta, MI.

25.             ii.    WILLIAM A. GATES, b. March 28, 1869, Grand Rapids, MI.

26.            iii.    ROSEZITY BELLE "ROSE" GATES, b. January 1871; d. September 1938, Grand Rapids/Sparta, MI.

                 iv.    SALINA ELIZABETH "SHINE" GATES63,64,65,66, b. December 01, 187467; d. November 14, 1955; m. GUSTAVE "FRED" NELSON68,69,70,71, Abt. 1895; b. May 18, 1865, Sweden; d. May 21, 1946.

 

Notes for SALINA ELIZABETH "SHINE" GATES:

Birth Record Kent County Michigan, record #5951, 3-246 Salina Elizabeth born December 1, 1874 female, white, born Alpine Township to Adelbert M.  born NY and Minnie born Germany, father is a farmer. Recorded 5-28-1875.

 

Celina did not go by this name. She went by Shine.  She married Fred Nelson, and they never had any children.

 

From the Grand Rapids Press, Nov 15, 1955:

Nelson- Mrs. Celina Nelson, aged 81 of

221 Thirteen Mile Rd.
passed away Monday morning at the home suddenly.  Surviving are two brothers, Bert Gates of Grand Rapids and Asa Gates of Hastings. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Hessel Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Clough officiating. Interment Myers Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

 

More About SALINA ELIZABETH "SHINE" GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI

 

Notes for GUSTAVE "FRED" NELSON:

He goes by Fred, though his given name is Gustave Friedrich

 

1910 Census D90 GR Ward 7, Kent Co, MI April 20th

 Nelson, Fred G. 44, marriage 1 married 15 years motorman, street railway

       Celina 35 m1 m15 yrs

      

1920 Census, Sparta, Kent Co, Mi Feb 3rd and 4th

 Nelson, Fred 54 Immigrated 1870 Naturalized 1920 farmer

       Celina 45

1930 Census D25,Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Mi  April 16th

 Nelson, G.F. 64 married at 28 operator of street car

       Celina 54 married at 20

 Olson, Arthur,  25 lodger

 

More About GUSTAVE "FRED" NELSON:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI

Social Security Number: 379-10-4016

 

More About GUSTAVE NELSON and SALINA GATES:

Marriage: Abt. 1895

 

27.             v.    ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES" GATES, b. November 10, 1878, Algoma Twnshp, Kent Co, MI; d. August 05, 1957, Michigan.

28.            vi.    ANNA L. GATES, b. December 02, 1881; d. Aft. 1935.

29.           vii.    DOROTHY ANN GATES, b. Abt. 1883; d. 1943.

30.          viii.    GROVER CHARLES GATES, b. March 14, 1884, Grand Rapids, Newaygo, Michigan; d. August 05, 1953, Port Huron, St Clair, MI.

31.            ix.    BERT L. GATES, b. August 09, 1890, Michigan; d. March 1967.

 

 

10.  BETSEY A.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)72 was born August 1835 in Winfield, Herkimer, NY73, and died Aft. 190073.  She married JOHN W. REDDY, son of ALANSON REDDY and LOUISA WELLS.  He was born Abt. 1833 in Orleans County, NY, and died Bef. 1880.

 

Notes for BETSEY A. GATES:

1880  Census Place
Brockport, Monroe, New York 

       

        Reddy, Betsey widowed, age 44 born 1836 in NY, keeping house NY NY NY

                             William 13 NY NY NY

                     Emma 10 NY NY NY

        Gates, Robert 20 (brother)at school NY NY NY

        Matthews, Jennie 20 boarder NY NY NY

                       

        Family History Library Film 1254862

        NA Film Number T9-0862

        Page Number 529B

 

1900 Census of Richland Oswego, NY she is widowed, living with brother, Sewell E. (single) born Aug 1851 in NY. He is 48 in census. Betsey A. Reddy born Aug 1835 (64 yrs) born NY two children.

 

More About BETSEY A. GATES:

Census: 1900, Vol 910 Ed 140 Sheet 12 Line 85, Richland Oswego73

Living: Eagle Harbor, NY

Occupation: 1855, Music teacher74

       

Children of BETSEY GATES and JOHN REDDY are:

                   i.    MARY9 REDDY, b. Abt. 1860.

32.             ii.    WILLIAM A. REDDY, b. 1867; d. 1937.

33.            iii.    EMMA REDDY, b. Abt. 1870.

 

 

11.  ELISHA W.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)75 was born 1836 in Winfield, Herkimer, NY76,77, and died Abt. December 28, 1916 in Mexico, NY78.  He married JANE ANN TINKER79,80, daughter of STEPHEN TINKER and POLLY WILSON.  She was born October 26, 1838 in NY80, and died February 12, 1926 in Mexico, NY80.

 

Notes for ELISHA W. GATES:

1850 Census has 13 yr old Elisha living with Calvin (43) and Dorothy Smith (41)in Mexico NY with Judson M. Smith (6) (1840 lists one male under 5-- is this Elisha after his mother's death in 1838?)

1855 Census lists him in home of Calvin and Dorothy Smith as adopted child. After speaking to Bonnie Shumway Mexico Historian , we believe after his mother's death, he may have been raised by Calvin and Dorothy, or he may have only moved there as a farm hand at age 18, in 1855. Either way we believe him to be the right Elisha as he is the only Elisha Gates in Prattham, NY during the time he is listed in Robert Gates's will.

1858 Elisha W. Gates is listed as a trustee of the Presbyterian Church of Mexico, NY.

1860 Census lists an Elisha Gates 23 yrs, farm laborer born NY living with Calvin Smith, 55 farmer b. NY, Calvin's wife Dorothy 53 and Judson Smith.  They are in Mexico NY, which is where he is in 1893.

1874, June 9th, Oswego Daily Times, Tuesday.  " Holmesville. Serious Accident-Fruit and Crops.  June 6- Mr. Elisha Gates was thrown from his wagon last evening near Lewis Tubbs and very badly hurt about the head and face and one knee is fractured in a way that will take a long time to recover if ever.  No one is allowed to see him, as he lies in critical condition."

Article from Mexico, 1916.

Death of Elisha W. Gates

Our community was greatly shocked last Thursday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of one of our esteemed citizens, Mr. Elisha W. Gates. He had not been able to be about town for some time but had seemed in usual health.  He had eaten dinner and his wife was helping him away from the table, as was her custom, when he became helpless and soon passed away. His funeral was held from his late home, at 2pm Saturday, Rev. D.L.Roberts, his pastor officiating. His widow has the sympathy of many friends in her bereavement.

Mr. Gates was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had served very acceptably as a member of the board of trustees.  He and Mrs. Gates formerly resided at Prattham, coming here to live when failing health obliged him to leave the farm which for so many years had been their home and where their friends were always welcome.  To give pleasure, to do kind and neighborly deeds, to be true to their friends was a creed they fully lived up to, and these acts of kindness linger in the minds of friends as a pleasant memory.  An estimable citizen, a kind husband and true friend, he has gone to his reward.

 

More About ELISHA W. GATES:

Burial: Mapleview Cemetery, Mexico, NY80

Census: July 17, 1860, Mexico, NY with Smith Family ( listed as adopted, but doubt he really was)81

Will: 1893, Of his father Robert lists him as Elishar/Elisher of Pratham, NY

 

Notes for JANE ANN TINKER:

Dec 1, 1896 from the Oswego Daily Times;

        Mrs. E. W. Drew, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Elisha Gaes returned to her home in Meridian last week.

 

From Mexico Historian (in newspaper)

Jane A. Gates

Mrs. Elisha W. Gates died, Friday morning February 12th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kessler on

S. Jefferson St
, where she had been cared for since becoming too feeble to care for herself.

Aunt Jane was born October 26 1838 and had lived a full life of over 87 years. Dr. John H. Young, her pastor, officiated at the simple services held in the Miner Undertaking rooms at 10 o'clock, Sunday morning and the body placed in the receiving vault awaiting burial in the Mapleview Cemetery.

Mrs. O. D. Richardson of Elgin, ILL and Mrs. Ernest A Stone of Daysville, NY nieces are the nearest surviving relatives.

The passing of Mrs. Gates brings to mind quite a prominent family once resident in the adjoining town of Richland. It was a lively bunch of youngsters that came to the home of Stephen and Polly Wilson Tinker. The Tinker girls were famed for their high spirits and fun loving natures that were always ready for a good time in which the mother was ever ready to join.  This home became known as Tinker Tavern and was a hostelry so famous for its good cheer and cordial hospitality that travelers on the old

Salt Road
enjoyed stopping for the night. Mrs Gates and two of her older sisters became very successful teachers in the days when the pay was meagre and boarding around part of the contract. The married life of Mrs Gates was a happy venture. The young couple went to work on a rented farm in the vicinity of the Ira Halsey home.  After a few years, however, they moved on the farm they bought near Prattham which was their very pleasant home for many years.  The Gates' lived well and Aunt Jane developed a wonderful knack at cooking so there were many a social event besides Thanksgiving feasts which friends and relatives gathered.

This good pair delighted in doing kind acts and many were the homes into which they went in times of trouble or sickness, giving of their time and strength in an unstinted way. Aunt Jane could play the melodeon and both were good singers.  Is it any wonder they were actively engaged in the well being of the little church?

Aunt Jane had a great love for children that drew them to her.  Perhaps the loss of their only child a little girl, brought this part of her nature out the stronger.  Many men and women remember her influence exerted in their childhood and trace many an impulse toward good to that association.

 

 

1850 Census Richland, Oswego, NY Oct 19th:

Stephen Tinker, 47 b. in CT

        Polly, 42 b. NY

        Mary E. 21 b. NY

        Stephen W. 18 b. NY

        Sarah A. 15 b. NY

        Jane A. 12 b. NY

        Maria A. 6 b. NY

1860 Census Richland, Oswego, NY July 3rd

Tinker, Stephen 56

        Polly 52

        Mary A. 30  Teacher

        Sarah A. 25 Teacher

        Jane A. 21 Teacher

        Martha A. 16

Miller, Horace 20, Farm Laborer

 

More About JANE ANN TINKER:

Burial: Mapleview Cemetery, Mexico, NY82

       

Child of ELISHA GATES and JANE TINKER is:

                   i.    METTA9 GATES83, b. May 20, 186983; d. July 28, 187083.

 

Notes for METTA GATES:

Died at 1 yr, 2m, 3d in 1870.

 

More About METTA GATES:

Burial: Mapleview Cemetery, Mexico, NY

 

 

12.  MARY M.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)84 was born Abt. 1837 in Winfield, Herkimer , NY, and died Aft. 1911 in Grand Rapids, MI?84.  She married ASA F BURCH84 August 13, 1864 in Oswego, NY85, son of THOMAS BURCH and LUCY TYLER/FILER.  He was born November 08, 1827 in Hannibal, Oswego, NY86, and died March 10, 1911 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI87.

 

Notes for MARY M. GATES:

Living in Grand Rapids, MI 1893

 

More About MARY M. GATES:

Cause of Death: peritonitis

Medical Information: age 76 yrs, 10 mos, 21 days

 

 

More About MARY M. GATES:

Cause of Death: peritonitis

 

Notes for ASA F BURCH:

1850 Census Richland Oswego, NY (all born NY)

        Burch, Asa F. 25 Painter

                   Ann 21

                  Charles 19 Painter

1860 Federal Census lists an Asa F. Burch in Richland, Oswego, NY page 813

 Burch, Asa F 32 master painter

        Ann H. 31

        Carrie E. 2

1870 Grand Rapids, Kent, Mi Ward 3

 Burch, Asa F organ manufacturer

         Mary M. 33 wife

                Carrie E 13dau

1880 Census  June 3rd GR Ward 3, Kent , MI

 Asa H. Burch 52 house painter,

 Mary A. 44,

 Caroline E. 22,

 Ellen E. 6 all NY NY NY except Ellen Mi NY NY

1884, Aug 29 Oswego Daily Times " Asa Burch of Grand Rapids, Mich. is visiting his brother, S.F. Burch of the Hamilton house. (in personals) Also in same paper, same day " Mr. Asa Burch, formerly one of our leading business men, has been in town the past few days, the guest of his sisters-in-law, the Misses Weed.  Mr.  Burch is nicely located in Grand Rapids, Mich."

1889 Polk City Directory of Grand Rapids, MI

Asa F Burch, Painter Paper Hanger and Dealer in Paints Oils Glass and Wall Paper, 44 N Division (business) lives

94 Ransom St
..  There's also a Miss Carrie E Burch living there, school teacher at Fountain School.  Both listed same in 1890.

1900 Census, Grand Rapids, Ward 2, Kent Cty, MI on

Ransom St

        Burch, Asa F. b. Nov? 1827 72 yrs old married 36 yrs. NY NY NY Painter

                Mary M. b. May 1835 65 yrs. 36 yrs married NY NY NY mother of 2, 1 Living

        Post, Jay E. Nov. 1870 29 yrs. married 1 yr MI MI MI City Salesman

                 LuElla E. Mar 1874 26 married 1 yr MI NY NY

Notes for ASA TYLER BURCH:

History of Grand Rapids lists him as Asa Filer Burch, son of Thomas and Lucy Filer Burch.

 

More About ASA TYLER BURCH:

Fact 1: 1911, occupation - merchant

Fact 2: survived by wife

Cause of Death: age 83 years, 4 mos, 2 days

Medical Information: apoplexy

 

 

More About ASA F BURCH:

Medical Information: apoplexy

 

More About ASA BURCH and MARY GATES:

Marriage: August 13, 1864, Oswego, NY88

       

Child of MARY GATES and ASA BURCH is:

                   i.    ELLEN E.9 BURCH89, b. March 1874, Michigan; m. JAY E. POST; b. Abt. November 1870, Michigan.

 

Notes for ELLEN E. BURCH:

1880 Census, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI

 

       Shows E.E. Burch at home of father ASA H (sic) Burch, age 6, born 1874 MI

        Family History Library Film 1254588

        NA Film Number T9-0588

        Page Number 267A 

She is listed in census as LuEllen and is with husband Jay Post in 1900 (see father's notes)

1900 Census, Grand Rapids, Ward 2, Kent Cty, MI on

Ransom St

  Post, Jay E. Nov. 1870 29 yrs. married 1 yr MI MI MI City Salesman

         LuElla E. Mar 1874 26 married 1 yr MI NY NY

 

Notes for JAY E. POST:

1880 Census District 91 Otisca, Ionia, MI (is this him as young boy?)        June 5

       Post, J. Edward 41 widowed Farmer MI NY NY

                       John 13 MI MI MI

                       Jay 11MI MI MI

                       Fred 9 MI MI MI

                       E. Mary 6 MI MI MI

                       A. Lewis 3 MI MI MI

                      

 

 

13.  SARAH A.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)90 was born Abt. 1838, and died July 05, 192491.  She married CHARLES EDGAR HEATON92 December 1860 in Mexico, NY?93, son of POMEROY HEATON and MARGARET.  He was born Aft. May 1837 in Elbridge, Onondaga, NY94, and died May 18, 1922 in Baldwinsville, NY94.

 

Notes for SARAH A. GATES:

Adopted daughter of Sardius Ball of Mexico, NY.

 

1850 Census, Oct 14 Mexico, Oswego, NY

        Ball, Sardius E. 40

                 Peoda? wife, 42 (wife is Theoda Backus)

                 Ira B.? 19 son

                 Clarissa 16, dau

                  Sarah A. Gates, 11 adopted dau

1880 D240, Mexico, Oswego, NY (see also husband's records) June 29

        Heaton, Chas 42 physician

                Sarah 41 wife

                Willis 18 legal student

                Sardius 6

        Lewis, Margaret 69 (Chas' mother)

 

Her name is also on a monument in Mexico, Oswego NY Primitive Cemetery with no dates

 

Oswego Palladium Nov 30, 1910 " Invitations have been received by the friends of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Heaton, Baldwinsville, to attend the fifieth anniversary of their wedding, to be held at their home in Baldwinsville, December (illegible could be 5,6, or 8th).  Dr and Mrs. Heaton were formerly of this village (Mexico) adn will receive the congratulations of a host of friends."

 

1920 Lysander, Onondaga, NY June 8

 Heaton, Charles 82 NY NJ NY

        Sarah A 81 NY NY NY

 

More About SARAH A. GATES:

Burial: Riverview Cem near Baldwinsville, NY Tappan Rd94

 

Notes for CHARLES EDGAR HEATON:

1900 Census Lysander, Onondanga, NY

        Heaton, Charles E. Nov 1837 62 39 yrs. married

                Sarah A. Oct 1838 61 mother of 3, 2 living

1920 Census D72, Lysander, Onondanga,NY

        Heaton, Charles E 82 NY NJ NY

                Sarah A. 81 NY NY NY

 

More About CHARLES EDGAR HEATON:

Burial: Riverview Cem near Baldwinsville, NY94

Occupation: Physician,

16 Charlotte St
, Baldwinsville, NY95

 

More About CHARLES HEATON and SARAH GATES:

Marriage: December 1860, Mexico, NY?96

       

Children of SARAH GATES and CHARLES HEATON are:

                   i.    CHARLES9 HEATON97, b. June 07, 1864; d. November 186497.

 

Notes for CHARLES HEATON:

Gravestone reads "Charley age 5 mos  son of Dr. Charles Heaton and Sarah"

 

More About CHARLES HEATON:

Burial: Primitive Cemetery, Mexico, NY

 

34.             ii.    EARL G. HEATON, b. 1874; d. 1935.

                 iii.    WILLIS T HEATON98,99, b. September 15, 1862, Cicero, Onondaga, NY100; d. 1930; m. MARY L. HARPER, December 28, 1888.

 

Notes for WILLIS T HEATON:

 

Willis E. Heaton, Esq.Source: New York State Men: Biographic Studies and Character Portraits.

Frederick S. Hills, Compiler Editor; The Argus Company, Albany, N.Y., 1910 Pages 162/163  Willis Edgar Heaton

"Lawyer, son of Dr. Charles E. Heaton, of Baldwinsville, was born at Cicero, Onondaga County, NY, Sept 15, 1861. On his mother's side he is a descendant of the Gates family, of the days of the Revolutionary War.  He attended the district school at Mexico, Oswego county, and the Mexico Academty, graduating in 1878. He then entered Madison (now Colgate) University, and in 1882 took up the study of law at the Albany Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1883, and began the practice of his profession the same year at Hoosick Falls, where he has since continued.  He was elected supervisor of Rensselaer county for three terms, during which he was chairman of that body.  In the fall of 1901 he was elected surrage of Rensselaer county, which office he still holds.  Judge Heaton is a director of Fidelity Gas Company and the Falls Knit Goods Manufacturing Company of Hoosick Falls; member of the Hoosick Falls Board of Trade, one of the board of managers of the Hoosac Club, and the Young Men's Club, of Hoosick Falls, and a trustee of the Hoosick Falls Methodist Episcopal Church.  On December 28, 1888, Judge Heaton married Mrs. Mary L. Skinner of Hoosick Falls. His address is Hoosick Falls, NY."

 

Posted by Stephanie Saxon on Ancestry.com

" 1930 OBITUARY - probably from The Hoosick Falls Press

 

Funeral of Hon. Willis E. Heaton held Yesterday Afternoon at Methodist Church

 

Death Came to Hoosick Falls Dean of Legal Fraternity Tuesday Morning - Former Surrogate and Supervisor Beloved by People in All Walks of Life; Had Distinguished Career at Bar

 

The Hon. Willis Edgar Heaton, dean of the legal profession of Hoosick Falls, and outstanding and beloved citizen and one of the most distinguished attorneys of which Rensselaer county could boast, who died Tuesday morning was laid at rest in Maple Grove cemetery at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The funeral, held at 2 o’clock from the home on

Abbott Street
and at 2:30 o’clock in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was attended by people from every walk of life. Bertram C. Cavanaugh of Troy, president of the Rensselaer County Bar Association, headed a large delegation of lawyers who paid final tribute to the man who was a friend of humanity and enemy of non, an upright, honest public official, a scholar and an author, but above all a Christian gentleman.

 

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. William Goodman, pastor of the Methodist Church, who was assisted by the Rev. David Hughes, a former pastor. The bearers...

 

Judge Heaton, for 12 years Surrogate of Rensselaer County, four years Supervisor of the Town of Hoosick and for two years chairman of the Board of Supervisors, died about 7:10 o’clock Tuesday morning. Since an accident several years ago when he was struck by an automobile while crossing the street, the judge had not been in the best of health. He had failed gradually during the Summer months but managed to continue his law practice here until last Saturday when his physician ordered him to bed. His condition became increasingly more critical and early Monday evening he told those about his bedside that he felt he could not recover, adding that he would meet the end cheerfully. He faced death confidently and like a soldier of the King. At 1 o’clock Tuesday morning he dropped into a coma from which he never awoke.

 

Judge Heaton was born at Cicero, Onondaga County, September 15, 1861, the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah Ann [Gates] Heaton. His father was a medical student in Philadelphia at the time and family moved to Black river in Jefferson County where the father started practicing medicine.

 

Mrs. Heaton, the judge’s mother, was descended from the Gates family of Revolutionary War fame and seven years after the judge’s parents settled in Black River, they moved to Mexico, Oswego County, the old home of the Gates family.

 

There the judge, a youth, entered the Mexico Academy and was graduated in 1877 as salutatorian of his class. He entered the offices of the Mexico Independent under H. Clark Plumley, later editor of the Fargo, N.D. Daily Argus. Influenced by this contact with a journalistic career although he specialized in printing, he later became a writer of poetry, submitting many offerings to the press.

 

Had the Judge so desired, he might have followed the art of making verses with profit. Some of his works, know only to his intimate friends, are little gems and some day it is hoped they will come to light for publication. A large portion of his poetry was written in a humorous vein, scribbled off, at odd times such as when riding to Troy on the train. These works are deliciously amusing and well worthy of public recognition.

 

In Newspaper Work

 

Following an apprenticeship in the newspaper office, young Heaton entered Madison, now Colgate University, where he was chosen for the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. The loss of part of the sight in his right eye just before the conclusion of the first year in college caused him to give up his course and rest for six months. At the end of that period he started the study of Law with George G. French, prominent lawyer in Oswego County. Later he became clerk for the Surrogate’s Court there.

 

In 1882 he entered the Albany Law School and passed the bar examination in January of 1883. He was offered a position both as a legal advisor and as assistant editor of the Fargo Daily Argus to which his former employer had gone, but he chose the legal profession and, hearing that Hoosick Falls needed a lawyer, came to this county to settle.

 

He became village attorney in Hoosick Falls and was elected supervisor in 1898 being re-elected two years later and appointed chairman of the board. As such he secured the passage of a ruling that all county supplies be purchased by a special committee.

 

In 1901 he was elected Surrogate and was re-elected to that office in 1907 serving a total of 12 years. A book on the duties of executors and administrators and the law and practice in

Surrogate Court
which he wrote during his last term in that office has become standard authority in the state.

 

This treatise, under the title "Surrogates Courts" originally published in two volumes has run now into several editions and is complete in seven volumes. It is considered the most accurate and reliable of all publications on the subject by surrogates throughout the state and may be found on the shelves of most attorneys who practice in such courts.

 

As a surrogate he won the confidence, respect and even, love of all with whom he came in contact because of his kindly, fatherly disposition. He always was ready to lend his ear to the questions of those who sought service in his court and always ready with advice to all.

 

He was considered one of the most efficient and careful surrogates ever to hold the office in the county and very few reversals of this decisions ever were returned by the higher courts during his 12 years of tenure of office.

 

First Association Head

 

Judge Heaton became the first president of the Surrogates Association which he helped form. He was appointed by the legislature to draft a new Surrogate code in connection with the committee from the association. This code was enacted into law in 1914 and re-enacted in 1921 when important changes in legal practice were made.

 

Judge Heaton from his first partnership with Edward W. Douglas under the name of Douglas and Heaton with offices in Troy. This partnership later was dissolved and became co-partner with C. O. Pratt of Cambridge, maintaining offices in that village and in Hoosick Falls. Later a co-partnership was formed with Alvin E. Mambert in Troy.

 

…….. He was a trustee in the Methodist Church of this village, president of the Hoosick Falls Free Library, vice president of the Hoosick Falls Cemetery Association, member of the Hoosick Falls Elks and of the Republican Club of Troy. He was a member to the constitutional convention to revise the constitution of the state in 1915.

 

His wife, whom he married Dec. 27, 1888, was Mrs. Mary [Harper] Skinner of this village, who died about two years ago. He is survived by his five step-children, Mr. Genevieve Marvin of Hoosick Falls, Sister M. Immaculee of Holy Cross Order, Alexandria, Va., Dr. Charles R. Skinner of Hoosick Falls, and Rev. Robert Skinner, C.S.P. of Winchester, Tenn. And a brother, Dr. Earl G. Heaton of Baldwinsville.”

 

Ed. Note: there was stepchild still living, not mentioned above: Mary Lindsay Skinner, of Hoosick Falls. "

 

 

More About WILLIS HEATON and MARY HARPER:

Marriage: December 28, 1888

 

                 iv.    SARDIUS HEATON100, b. Abt. 1874.

 

 

14.  JULIA A.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)101,102,103,104,105,106 was born 1844 in Richland, Oswego County, NY107,108,109,110,111, and died 1924111.  She married DANIEL B. WOOD112,113 Abt. 1864, son of DANIEL WOOD and BETSEY.  He was born 1842114,115, and died 1929116,117.

 

Notes for JULIA A. GATES:

1893 she is living in Pulaski, NY as Julia Wood. 

1870, July 29 Census lists her as Julia Wood, 25 keeping house with husband Daniel, 31, farmer, sons Eugene, 3, and John, 2.

1880 Census June, 11 Richland, Oswego, NY

 Wood, Daniel B.

        Julia A

        Eugene L. b. abt 1866

        George E. b. abt 1867

        Carrie A. b. abt 1878

        Frank b. Sept 1879

 

1900 D141, Richland, Oswego, NY Wood, Daniel B. b. Jan 1842 58 m. 36 yrs.

                Julia A. b. Apr 1844 56 mother of 4, 3 living

                Carrie July 1878 21

                Frank A.

                Clarence (grd son)

1910 May 19 Richland, Oswego, NY

   Wood, Daniel b. 68 married 46

        Julia A. 66 4 children, 3 living

        Clarence E grandson 16

1920 January 12th Census has her as 75 yrs old (which would mean her birth year was 1845 not 1843) in Richland ED 184 on

Lake Rd, Oswego, NY
.  She is living with husband Daniel 77 yrs, Ernest Whitney, son in law 47yrs,  daughter Carrie 39 yrs and granddaughter Ruth 7.

Buried in Section 2, Row 28

 

Herkimer, Herkimer NY Julia A. Wood is a witness to the marriage of Arnold L. Gates and Arvilla Rosser 1894

1910 Census Herkimer, NY  

   Gates, Arnold L. 47 2nd marriage married 16 yrs.

        Arvilla M. wife 37 mother of 0/0 living

        Earl son 25

       

From Newspaper March 8, 1924 Oswego Daily Palladiu under Pulaski column

Funeral service for Mrs. Daniel B. Wood, 79, who died at her home in this village yesterday after an illness of several weeks, will be held on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Charles T. Holcombe officiating.  Mrs. Wood was born in Fernwood, but for more than 40 years had been a resident of Pulaski where she removed shortly after her marriage. She is survived by her husband, two sons, George Wood of New York, and Frank Wood of Brownville, by one daughter, Mrs. Ernest A. Whitney of Pulaski, a brother Dr. R. P. (sic) Gates of Brownville, and a sister Mrs. S. A.  (sic) Willis of Fernwood.

 

More About JULIA A. GATES:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY117

Census: 1870, NY

Living: 1893, Pulaski, Oswego, NY

 

Notes for DANIEL B. WOOD:

1860 Census, Albion, Oswego, NY June 26th

        Wood, Daniel K 64 b. NY

                Betsey 60

                George W. 23

                Jane ? 19

                Daniel B. 18

1870 Census Richland, Oswego, NY               July 29

        Wood, Daniel 31, M, W, farmer, 1100, 200, NY

                    Julia 25, keeps house, b. NY

                    Eugene, 3 b. NY

                    John, 2 b. NY

1880 Census Richland, Oswego, NY

        Wood, Daniel B. 38 stone mason NY NY NY

                Julia A. 36 NY NY NY

                Eugene L.  14 NY NY NY

                George E. 13 NY NY NY

                Carrie A. 2 NY NY NY

                Frank A. 9/12 (sept) NY NY NY

1900 Census Distrcit 141, Richland, Oswego, NY June 5th

        Wood, Daniel B. Jan 1842, 58, m. 36 NY NY NY farmer

                Julia A. born April 1844 56 m. 36 yrs  mother of 4, three living NY NY NY

                Carrie July 1878 21 school teacher NY NY NY

                Frank A. Sept 1869 20 yrs old farm laborer NY NY NY

                Clarence E. grdson June 1893 6 NY NY NY

1910 Census District 152, Richland, Oswego, NY

        Wood, Daniel B. 68 m. 46 yrs NY NY NY  Dairy Farm

                Julia A. 66 mother of 4, 3 living NY NY NY

                Clarence E. (grdson) 16 NY NY NY (where is Frank? he is still alive)

 

 

More About DANIEL B. WOOD:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY117

 

More About DANIEL WOOD and JULIA GATES:

Marriage: Abt. 1864

       

Children of JULIA GATES and DANIEL WOOD are:

35.              i.    L. EUGENE9 WOOD, b. October 30, 1865; d. November 26, 1895, Pulaski, Oswego, NY.

36.             ii.    GEORGE E. WOOD, b. 1867, Albion, Oswego, NY; d. 1943, New York City, NY (

Tremont St
).

37.            iii.    CARRIE E. WOOD, b. 1878; d. 1973.

38.            iv.    FRANK A. WOOD, b. 1879.

 

 

15.  LUCIA E.8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born 1854 in Richland, Oswego County, NY, and died 1879118.  She married BYRON A. MYERS119,120 1873, son of ALEXANDER MYERS and AMANDA DENNIS.  He was born 1847 in Mexico, NY, and died 1909.

 

Notes for LUCIA E. GATES:

Mexico Independent Oct 22, 1879. Wednesday

Died at her home at the Stone Quarry, Mrs. Lucia  Gates Myers, wife of Byron A. Myers, aged 25 years.

Mrs. Myers was happily the daughter of pious parents, from whom from early childhood she received religious influences.  At the age of fifteen, under the labors of Rev. J. W. Simpson, she was converted, and soon after united with the M.E. Church at Holmesville, where she remained an active and useful member until her death. Her sickness was short but very severe.  Under the most acute suffering her light was clear and her faith assuring.  For herself she had no wish to live, but longed to go; but for her the sake of her husband, whom she highly prized, and her little girl, she would pefer to recover; yet she was enabled to overcome every trial, and had complete victory at the last.  Exhorting her friends to be faithful, and so live as to meet her in the "bright forever," she fell asleep in Jesus.  It was a beautiful ending of a brief but happy and useful life.

 

 

Notes for BYRON A. MYERS:

Postmaster Arthur, Oswego, NY

 

More About BYRON MYERS and LUCIA GATES:

Marriage: 1873

       

Child of LUCIA GATES and BYRON MYERS is:

39.              i.    IDA EMMA9 MYERS, b. Abt. 1874, Arthur, New York.

 

 

16.  DR ROBERT FREMONT8 GATES (ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born April 1860 in Pulaski, Oswego, NY, and died April 03, 1938 in Brownville, Jefferson, NY.  He married IDA C. BEEBEE121, daughter of CHARLES BEEBEE and CLARISSA VINCENT.  She was born September 1862, and died Bef. 1930.

 

Notes for DR ROBERT FREMONT GATES:

1900 Census Brownville, Jefferson, NY lists Robert F. (Dr.) Gates b. Apr 1860 (40) in NY with wife Ida C. born Sept 1862 (37) mother of 3, 1 living , Daughter Vivian C. born Aug 1891 (8) with mother in law Clarisa Beebe born Sept 1836 (63) born NY, also there Jas. M Sexsmith born Nov 1870 (29) Canada-Irish-Pa.

1904, Wed July 13th Oswego Daily Times "Fernwood: Mrs. R. F. Gates and daughter Vivian of Brownville, NY are visiting in town."

1910 Census District 11, Brownville, Jefferson, NY

        Gates, Robert F. 50 m. 25 NY NY NY doctor

                Ida C. 48 m. 25 mother of 3, 1 living NY NY NY

                Vivian C. 18 NY NY NY

        Beebee, Clarissa 74, widowed ma-in-law mother of 6, 3 living NY NY NY

 

1930 Census Brownville district 10, Jefferson NY Basin St North Side, age 69, Robert F, $5000, owns, no,retired,  M, W, 69, Wd, no yes, NY, NY, Vt, 56, Physician, Medical Prof. ,  Housekeeper also working there, age 58 Affie Rose

 

Death Notice

Watertown Daily Times - April 3, 1938

 

GATES--At Brownville, April 3, 1938, Dr. Robert F. Gates, of Brownville, aged 77 years. Masonic funeral services at his home probably Wednesday. Burial in Brownville cemetery.

 

More About DR ROBERT FREMONT GATES:

Census: 1900, Vol 59 Ed 8 sheet 8 or 18 Line 40

Occupation: Physician (M.D.)

 

Notes for IDA C. BEEBEE:

1880 Census, Scriba, Oswego, NY District 269  (Can't be my guy as he is supposed to be Rev. M. Beebee.)

        Beebee, Chas. E. 48 NY NY NY

                Clarissa 46 NY NY NY

                Ida C. 18 NY NY NY

                Frank 11NY NY NY

       

Children of ROBERT GATES and IDA BEEBEE are:

                   i.    CARL9 GATES122, b. Abt. 1876.

 

Notes for CARL GATES:

South Richland news in Oswego Paper 1883 "Feb 20- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willis and L. Gates went to Brownsville Saturday to attend the funeral of Carl Gates, son of Dr. Gates, formerly of this place.  He was visiting his grandfather, Rev. M. Beebee of Mansville, and while skating on a pond near his home fell into the water and was drowned.  He was eight years of age."

Other Oswego Paper " Carl, the 7-year old son of Dr. Gates of Brownville, Jefferson county while skating at Mansville on Thursday, skated into a hole and was drowned."

 

                  ii.    CHARLES GATES123, b. Abt. 1885.

 

Notes for CHARLES GATES:

From Oswego Paper Fri, Feb 17, 1893 "Drowned While Skating.  Charles Gates, aged seven years, son of Dr. Gates, of Brownville, was drowned at Mannsville yesterday where he was visiting his grandparents, the Rev. C.E. Beebee and family.  the boy was skating and wandered out of the meadow that had been flooded and into a swamp where he fell into a hole from which the ice had been cut."

 

                 iii.    FRANK R. GATES124, b. 1889; d. 1889.

40.            iv.    VIVIAN GATES, b. August 1891; d. Aft. 1910.

 

 

17.  MARTHA B.8 GATES (SEWELL TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born 1839.  She married CHARLES TIFFANY125.  He was born Abt. 1834126.

 

Notes for MARTHA B. GATES:

1880 Census Mexico Oswego, NY June 16,

        Tiffany, Chas 46 yrs old farmer, NY NY NY

                Martha 41

                Cora 14

                Anna 10

       

Children of MARTHA GATES and CHARLES TIFFANY are:

                   i.    CORA9 TIFFANY, b. Abt. 1866; m. CHARLES LAWTON, 1889127.

 

Notes for CORA TIFFANY:

in St Augustine Fla in 1955 according to Oswego Valley News

 

More About CHARLES LAWTON and CORA TIFFANY:

Marriage: 1889127

 

41.             ii.    ANNA TIFFANY, b. March 1871.

 

 

18.  MARY A. EATON8 GATES (SEWELL TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)128 was born June 1848129.  She married FREEMAN H. CROSS130 Abt. June 1870131,132.  He was born July 1849132.

 

Notes for MARY A. EATON GATES:

She is the daughter of Tamar Towne and Simeon K. Eaton

 

1900 Census Pulaski, Oswego, NY June 19th

        Cross, Freeman born July 1849 married 30 years

                Delia b. June 1848 married 30 years mother of 2, 1 living

                Willard G. b. Apr 1872 married 8 years (though his wife is not in census with him)

1910 Census D153, Richland, Oswego, NY 5th day of unknown

Salina Street

        Cross, Freman H. 61 yrs old, marriage 1 married 41 years sells surgical appliances

                Delia G. 60, marriage 1, mother of 2, 1 alive

 

 

More About FREEMAN CROSS and MARY GATES:

Marriage: Abt. June 1870133,134

       

Children of MARY GATES and FREEMAN CROSS are:

                   i.    WILLARD GATES9 CROSS135,136, b. April 1872137; m. (1) UNKNOWN, Bef. 1900; m. (2) LETTIE J., Abt. 1907; b. Abt. 1873.

 

Notes for WILLARD GATES CROSS:

1900 Census (see his mother and father's notes) listed him as married 8 years, but there was no wife to be found

 

1910 Census, Rochester, Monroe NY

 Cross, Willard G. 37 married twice, this marriage 3 years NY NY NY

       Lettie 36 married twice Mass Mass Maine

 David, Mildred M. stepdaughter 12 NY NY Mass

 

1920 Census Rochester NY

  Cross, Williard (sic) 47 Divorced

       Delia G. 70 mother widowed

 

More About WILLARD CROSS and UNKNOWN:

Marriage: Bef. 1900

 

More About WILLARD CROSS and LETTIE J.:

Divorce: Bef. 1920

Marriage: Abt. 1907

 

                  ii.    CHILD CROSS138, b. Bef. 1900; d. Bef. 1900.

 

 

19.  HIRAM LAMOTTE8 LEWIS (ANNA MIRANDA7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)139.  He married UNKNOWN. 

 

Notes for HIRAM LAMOTTE LEWIS:

In Uncle Sewell T. Gates's will in 1892 Hiram L. Lewis is listed as nephew of Chicago.

       

Child of HIRAM LEWIS and UNKNOWN is:

                   i.    ARTHUR9 LEWIS.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

20.  ALBERT HOLMES9 DOANE (ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, BETSEY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born September 01, 1847140.  He married ALICE141.  She was born January 1850141,142.

 

Notes for ALBERT HOLMES DOANE:

1880 Census Winfield, Cowley Ks 14th day of June

  Doane, A.H. 32 laborer b. Wi parents NY NY

        Alice 30 wife b Ill Oh OH

        Annie W. 9 b. Ill Wis OH

        Willie W. 8 Ill Wis Oh

       

1900 Census Winfield Cowley Ks 1st day of June

 Doane, Albert H. B. Sept 1847 lumberman

        Alice W. b. Jan 1850 mother of 2, 2 living

       

Children of ALBERT DOANE and ALICE are:

                   i.    ANNIE W.10 DOANE143, b. Abt. 1871143.

                  ii.    WILLIAM W. DOANE143, b. Abt. 1872143; m. DELLA L., Abt. 1897; b. January 1875.

 

Notes for WILLIAM W. DOANE:

1900 Census  Winfield Cowley Ks 1st day of June

  Doane, William W. b. Feb 1872 in Illinois

       Della L. b. Jan 1875 IN Can Missouri married 3 years

 

 

More About WILLIAM DOANE and DELLA L.:

Marriage: Abt. 1897

 

 

21.  FRANK BAKER9 DOANE (ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, BETSEY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)144 was born May 29, 1849144, and died August 23, 1850.

 

Notes for FRANK BAKER DOANE:

1900 Census Winfield Cowley Ks

  Doane, Frank W b. Feb 1857 43 yrs old married 18 yrs b. Il NY NY book keeper

        Meta M. Aug 1860 39 ys mother of 4, 3 living b. In Ill NY

        Alice M. dau Jan 1887 b. Ks IL In

        Dorothy dau b. Aug 1895 Ks Il In

        Philip son Aug 1897 w b. Ks Il In

       

Children of FRANK BAKER DOANE are:

                   i.    ALICE10 DOANE, b. January 1887.

                  ii.    DOROTHY DOANE, b. August 1895.

                 iii.    PHILIP DOANE, b. August 1897.

                 iv.    UNKNOWN DOANE, d. Bef. 1900.

 

 

22.  FRANK WEED9 DOANE (ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, BETSEY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)144 was born February 28, 1857 in Decatur, IL144.  He married META MARGARET MCREYNOLDS145.  She was born August 1860145.

       

Children of FRANK DOANE and META MCREYNOLDS are:

                   i.    MCREYNOLDS10 DOANE, b. August 01, 1882; d. January 14, 1885.

42.             ii.    ALICE MARY DOANE, b. January 21, 1887; d. June 1971.

                 iii.    DOROTHY MCLAIN DOANE, b. August 31, 1895; d. 1937.

                 iv.    PHILIP MCREYNOLDS DOANE, b. August 19, 1897; m. MARGARET LOUISE TALIAFERRO.

 

 

23.  DONALD D.9 WHIPPLE (FRANK GATES8, EMILY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)146 was born May 25, 1886 in Prob. Richland, Oswego, NY.  He married ROSA MAE SMITH March 07, 1906 in Britton South Dakota.  She was born September 25, 1887 in Toronto, Canada.

 

Notes for DONALD D. WHIPPLE:

1920 Census D 257 Van Meter, Dickey, ND

  Whipple, Don D 33 NY NY NY

        Rosa M 31 Canada Ireland Ireland

        Forest G 12 SD NY Can

        Frank G (father) 68

1930 Census D160 Verona, Oneida, NY Apr 15

  Whipple, Don D 44 NY NY NY

        Rosa M 42 Can North Ireland MO

        Ruth P. 8 NY NY Can

        Eugene M 5 ND NY Can

        Dorothy M 1 10/12 NY NY Can

 

More About DONALD WHIPPLE and ROSA SMITH:

Marriage: March 07, 1906, Britton South Dakota

       

Children of DONALD WHIPPLE and ROSA SMITH are:

                   i.    LIVING MALE GATES10 WHIPPLE147

                  ii.    LIVING FEMALE WHIPPLE147

                 iii.    LIVING MALE WHIPPLE147

                 iv.    LIVING FEMALE. WHIPPLE147

 

 

24.  CARRIE/CLARA A.9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)148,149,150,151 was born July 20, 1864 in NY152, and died March 17, 1935 in Sparta, MI152.  She married MARK A. SMITH Abt. 1881153, son of DENTON SMITH and FIDELIA CUMINGS.  He was born August 11, 1856, and died June 05, 1932 in Sparta, MI.

 

Notes for CARRIE/CLARA A. GATES:

She is listed as 16 in Census of 1880... could be birth year of 1863-5.  Out of parents home by 1894, possibly already married to Mark Smith.

 

1900 Census Sparta, Kent MI

  Smith, Mark A. b. Aug 1853 MI NY NY 43 years old

           Carrie b, July 1864 in NY age 35 mother of 2 2 living

         Adopted Daughter Maggie Bailey born April 1887 (13 yrs old) born MI Can MI

1920 Census lists her in Sparta age 55, born NY, with husband Mark Smith 62 born MI living on

Mark St
.

1930 Census Grand Rapids, Kent MI D 134

        Smith, Mark 73 m @ 25 MI NY NY

                Carrie 65 married @ 17 NY NY GY

 

Death certificate claims she is a widowed housewife, father Merril Gates b. NY State and mother Minnie Blymere b. Germany, also lists her as born NY state, and this was all reported by Mrs Louis Cumings (her sister Rose).

 

From the Grand Rapids Herald Mar 19, 1935:

Mrs. Carrie A. Smith-  Sparta, March 18- Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Carrie Smith, 70, who died Sunday.

She was a native of New York state and the widow of Mark Smith. Two nieces, two sisters, and two brothers survive her. {note: at this point in time, the family had no contact with her 3rd living brother, Grover, as he had gone A.W.O.L. and lost touch with family in Sparta, hence the reason he is not noted in the death notice.}

 

From the Sparta Sentinel, May 21, 1935.  Death Summons , Mrs. Carrie A. Smith

Mrs. Carrie A. Smith, age 70, passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Louis Cummings (sic) of East Sparta Sunday morning. 

She was born in New York state, but lived most of her life in Sparta and vicinity. She was the widow of Mark Smith, who preceded her in death about three years ago.

She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Louis Cummings (sic) and Mrs. Frank Coulter of Sparta, who were brought up in the Smith home, also two sisters; Mrs. Nelson of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Anna Waud of Kalamazoo, and two brothers; Asa Gates of Hastings and Bert Gates of Grand Rapids, besides other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cummings (sic) home at 2 o'clock with interment in Myers cemetery.

 

More About CARRIE/CLARA A. GATES:

Burial: March 20, 1935, Myers Cemetery, Sparta, Kent, MI154

Cause of Death: acute bronchitis

Census: 1920, Sparta, Kent, MI Vo. 54, Ed 110, Sht 1 page 29

 

Notes for MARK A. SMITH:

From the Grand Rapids Herald June 6, 1932 page 5:

Mark A. Smith- Sparta, June 5-- Mark A. Smith, 75, lifelong resident of Sparta died at his home today following a short illness from pneumonia.  He was one of the first rural mail carriers at Sparta, commencing his services under C. H. Loomis, former postmaster.  He carried mail 17 years and had been on the retired list for several years. He was a member of the Methodist Church and at one time took active interest in the choir.  Mrs. Carrie Smith, his widow, survives.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM in the Methodist Church, with burial in Myers Cemetery.

 

From the Sparta Sentinel June 10, 1932, Death Claims Pioneer Sparta Mail Carrier

Mark A. Smith, 75, lifelong resident of Sparta, died at his home Sunday following a short illness from pneumonia. He was one of the first rural mail carriers in Sparta, commencing his services under C.H. Loomis, former postmaster.  He carried mail  17 years and had been on the retired list for several years.  He was a member of the Methodist church and at one time took an active interest in the choir.

Mrs. Carrie Smith, his widow, survives. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 PM in the Methodist church, with burial in the Myers cemetery.

 

1880 Census D114 Sparta, Kent MI June 2

  Soules, Fidelia 57

  Smith, Mark 24 son

 

Kent County Death Book 16 page 3 Record 13

        Mark A. Smith died 6-5-1932 of pleurisy and pneumonia Father- Denton Smith, b

                NY, mother Fidelia Cummings b. NY

 

More About MARK A. SMITH:

Burial: Myers Cemetery, Sparta, Kent, MI

 

More About MARK SMITH and CARRIE/CLARA GATES:

Marriage: Abt. 1881155

       

Children of CARRIE/CLARA GATES and MARK SMITH are:

                   i.    FREDDIE10 SMITH156, b. 1882; d. 1892.

 

More About FREDDIE SMITH:

Burial: Myers Cemetery, Sparta,Kent, MI

 

                  ii.    BABY SMITH157, b. 1894; d. 1894.

 

More About BABY SMITH:

Burial: Myers Cemetery, Sparta,Kent, MI

 

 

25.  WILLIAM A.9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)158,159,160,161,162 was born March 28, 1869 in Grand Rapids, MI163.  He married (1) DRUSAILLA SALLY TUFFELMIRE164 October 31, 1891 in Sparta, Kent Co, Michigan, daughter of ABRAHAM TUFFELMIRE and EMMA TAYLOR.  She was born 1875 in Sparta, Grand Rapids, MI, and died April 1892 in Mi?.  He married (2) EDITHA EMMONS165,166,167 Abt. 1897 in ?, daughter of HENRY EMMONS and HANNAH REYNOLDS.  She was born August 20, 1880 in Sparta, Grand Rapids, MI, and died June 05, 1905 in Grand Rapids, Mi.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. GATES:

Birth Record Kent County, MI record #2492 Book 1 page 166: William Gates born 3-28-1869, male, white, born Grand Rapids, 4th ward to Albert M. Gates (born NY) and Minnie (born Germany) both residing Grand Rapids, 4th Ward, no occupation listed for father. Recorded 5-30-1870.

 

This is from an IGI record at LDS.  Father is listed as Albert M. and mother Minnie.

After speaking with Grover J Gates, I learned that Will went west to get rich.  Died young.

 He was  logger for a time.  And that he went by "Will".

 

He is listed in the MI 1894 census as living at home with parents and son, Merrill 2yrs. old. He is also listed as widowed. 

 

Will Gates is listed on Lumberman's Monument at the Cooke Dam, Au Sable River, Iosco Cty, MI.

 

Is this our man? 

Wisconsin, Chippewa, Howard Twp, Dist 70 1910 census

Gates, Will 42 MI Canada Canada farmer

        Jennie wife 36 Wisc. ? Canada

        Harry 15 Wisc. Mi, Wi

        Gean son 10 WI, MI WI

        Keneth 7 WI MI WI

 

Notes for DRUSAILLA SALLY TUFFELMIRE:

apparently died during childbirth or shortly thereafter

 

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM GATES and DRUSAILLA TUFFELMIRE:

Certificate of Marriage is dated 10/31/1891. Saley Tughfelmire is how her name is spelled, with father Abraham Tughfelmire and Emma Taylor all of Sparta Michigan. Witnesses were Fred G. Nelson and Sylia (sic) I. Snider both of Sparta.  Clergy was W. H. Snider, Minister of U.B. Church.  William A Gates, 22 years on last birthday, residing in Sparta, born in Grand Rapids, MI, Teamster son of A. Merrill Gates and Minnie Plymire as it appears in record.Recorded in Liber 10 of Record of Marriage on page 314.

 

Found in Myers Cemetery: Abraham Tuffelmore (sic) n.d. un asss'd 1st Mi E &M, Abraham b. 1828 d. 1901, Minerva w. of A. b. 1834 d. 1917, Ernest "Doc", Frank, Nellie Reed with spellings Tuffelmire, Tufflemyre.

 

More About WILLIAM GATES and DRUSAILLA TUFFELMIRE:

Marriage: October 31, 1891, Sparta, Kent Co, Michigan

 

Notes for EDITHA EMMONS:

Certificate of death for Edith (sic) Gates, died 6-9-1905, Female, Married, 24 yrs old 9 mos 16days, died in Grand Rapids of Pelvic Abscess, born Michigan, Housewife. Father Henry Emmons birthplace unknown, Mother Hannah Reynolds birthplace unknown. Recorded in Liber 6 Record of Death on page 247.

 

Myers Cemetery lists:

0-93-3 Editha Gates 1880-1905

0-93-1 Henry Emmons 6-11-1851 to 6-24-1900

0-93-4 Melvin F. Rich 1854-1934

 

Sentinel Leader from Sparta Mi, June 16, 1905 reported:

Mrs. William Gates died in Grand Rapids Friday from the effects of an operation for appendicitis, performed a few days before.  The funeral was held in the M.E. church here Tuesday morning at 10:30.  Burial was made in the Meyers Cemetery.

 

From Kent County Death Books: Book 6 page 247 Record 6097 Edith Gates died 6-5-05 age 24 y 9 m 16 d of a pelvic abcess. She was daughter of Henry Emmons and Hannah Reynolds.

 

More About EDITHA EMMONS:

Burial: Myers Cemetery next to her father

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM GATES and EDITHA EMMONS:

They applied for a wedding license in Kent County, but it was never used.  It reads, Wm. Gates and Editha Emmons. Wm., 26 at last birthday (should have read 28), residing in Sparta, born in Grand Rapids, Teamster, son of A. M. Gates and Minnie Blymier. Editha is 17, residing Grand Rapids, born Sparta, no job, daughter of Henry Emmons and Hannah Reynolds.  Recorded in Liber 12 of Record of Marriage on page 74.

 

More About WILLIAM GATES and EDITHA EMMONS:

Marriage: Abt. 1897, ?

       

Child of WILLIAM GATES and DRUSAILLA TUFFELMIRE is:

                   i.    MERRILL10 GATES168, b. 1892168.

 

Notes for MERRILL GATES:

There is a Murray Gates, SS issued MI born Feb 1892 who died in 1968 in Manitowic Wisconsin, could this be Merrill?

 

1920 Census Drammen, Lincoln, MN ED113 January 6th

 

       Gates, Merril 25, farm laborer MI MI MI listed as hired help directly below

       Haak, Henry 55 came in 1881  farmer na  1889GY GY GY

       Haak, Illegible 47 came in 1894 GY GY GY

 

       

Child of WILLIAM GATES and EDITHA EMMONS is:

43.             ii.    DOROTHY10 GATES, b. Abt. 1900, Sparta, MI.

 

 

26.  ROSEZITY BELLE "ROSE"9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)169,170 was born January 1871, and died September 1938 in Grand Rapids/Sparta, MI.  She married JOSEPH BAILEY171.  He was born July 1865, and died in Sparta, MI?.

 

Notes for ROSEZITY BELLE "ROSE" GATES:

Birth Record Kent County, MI record #2492 Book 2 page 301: Rosezity Belle Gates

 

Her name is listed as Rosa in the census of Mi.  She died young?, and her sister Carrie raised her daughter Maggie.  (Had Maggie's brother died already?) Maybe she just gave Maggie up to her sister as she had such severe diabetes

 

1900 Census June 1 Sparta, Kent, MI

  Bailey, Jos B. July 1865 m. at 34 yrs old

        Rose Jan 1871 m at 29 (is this our gal, and she gave Maggie away due to her complications?)

        Percy June 1891 8 yrs old

        Elmer Mar 1895 5

        Gladys June 1897 2

 

Notes for JOSEPH BAILEY:

1900 Census Grand Rapids, Kent, MI June 1st

 Bailey, Jos B. born July 1865 carpenter

        Rose Jan 1871 mother of 3, 3 living

        Percy June 1891 MI MI MI

        Elmer Mar 1895 MI MI MI

        Gladys June 1897 MI MI MI

       

1910 Census D241 Portland Ward 10, Multnomah ORegon April 20

 Bailey, Joseph B. 41

        Rose 39 mother of 5 4 living

        Percy 18

        Elmer R 15

        Gladys C. 12

        Jesse M.(son) 6

       

Children of ROSEZITY GATES and JOSEPH BAILEY are:

44.              i.    MAGGIE10 BAILEY, b. April 07, 1887; d. April 09, 1954, Sparta, Grand Rapids, MI.

                  ii.    PERCY BAILEY171.

                 iii.    ELMER BAILEY.

                 iv.    GLADYS BAILEY.

                  v.    JESSE M BAILEY.

 

 

27.  ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES"9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)172,173,174,175,176,177,178,179,180 was born November 10, 1878 in Algoma Twnshp, Kent Co, MI181,182, and died August 05, 1957 in Michigan183,184,185.  He married (1) MYRTLE LEONA STEDMAN186,187,188,189,190,191 September 25, 1900 in Grand Rapids,MI Kent Co, Marriage Book 12 pg326 #15273192, daughter of GEORGE STEDMAN and LUCY LOVELL.  She was born December 04, 1880 in Englishville, Kent Co,  MI193, and died August 25, 1955 in Michigan (Sparta)194.  He married (2) MARTHA J. ADAMS March 28, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI.  She died in 1947.  He married (3) DONNA BELLE OTTERMAN August 08, 1934 in Elkhart, IN195. 

 

Notes for ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES" GATES:

Birth Record 6027 in book 4 page 79 in Kent County lists Asa Gates born 11-10-1878 to A. Gates born NY and Minnie Gates born Germany, both of Algoma, his father is listed as a farmer. Recorded 5-19-1879

 

He was a traveling salesman, who apparently did very well.  Oliver spoke of his father coming home with money falling out of his pockets, but never leaving any for the family... It wasn't long after "A.C." left that Russell went into the service, and "Pete" (Oliver) quit school to help raise money for the family.

 

Asa(A.C.) was not well known by Russell or Oliver.  What we do know is that Myrtle would not let him see the kids when he came home from traveling, because, he would only come home to have laundry done and get a meal... He never gave Myrtle a dime to help raise the boys.  This caused a lot of tension within the family.

 

After leaving Myrtle, he  lived in Hastings for a while, followed by Prairieville, MI and then had a farm implement/hardware store in Delton.  He died on Crooked Lake in Delton.

He smoked a pipe, and cigars. 

His adopted son, James thought the world of him... still does.

 

May have been married to a Clarissa Wilcox as well..

 

1880 Census he is listed as 2 years old...

1910 Census Grand Rapids, MI April 18th 11th Ward, D113

  Gates, Myrtle [Head] 29, first marriage m. 10 yrs mother of 5/3 living  MI MI NY

        A.C. (husband) 34 m. 10 yrs MI US NY Commercial Traveler

        Orley C. 4 MI MI MI

        Russel C. 3

        Olliver D. 4/12

1920 Census Grand Rapids,Kent, MI listed on N. College Ave, Grand Rapids as Asa 41 yrs traveling salesman. he is not found in 1900

 

Found Grand Rapids Airplane Co, Id that lists him as Arthur Gates. 

 

Grover and Joyce Gates believe he may have died in Nevada in the late 1950's or early 1960's.  They recall receiving $180 as Grover's descendants. They think it was a drunk priest who hit and killed Asa while he was out there, so we would guess if Neva, Bert, Grover and all siblings were contacted that he was not married at the time. I will have to verify this story. (Know now, of course, this was not Asa but very well could have been Merril, son of William, brother of Asa)

 

From the Kalamazoo Gazette, Mon Aug 5, 1957 page 22

 

Gates, Mr. Asa C. Crooked Lake, Delton, MI

 

Age 78.  Passed away at his home early Monday morning after a lingering illness.  Mr. Gates was born November 10, 1878 in Kent County, son of A and Minnie Blymeir Gates.  He was united in marriage to Donna B. Otterman August 8, 1934 in Elkhart Indiana.  Mr. Gates has been for many years a salesman  and implement dealer for International Harvestor Company at Grand Rapids, Hudsonville and Hastings.  He also was a hardware merchant and implement dealer at Prairieville from 1939 to 1943, then located in Delton from 1943 to 1953 at which time he retired. Mr. Gates was  member of Hickory Lodge No. 345 F& AM and also of the Methodist Church in Sparta, MI.  Surviving are his wife, Donna, 3 sons, Russell of Grand Rapids, Peter O. of Grand Rapids, and James of Parchment; 13 grandchildren, one brother, Bert Gates of Wyoming Park, Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Henton-Smith Funeral Home, Delton where services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM Rev. Laurence Waterhouse officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, with Masonic grave side service.

 

More About ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES" GATES:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI195

Census: 1920

Medical Information: Had sugar, and some sort of emphysema

Occupation: 1915, slsmn for Int'l Harvest Co

 

Notes for MYRTLE LEONA STEDMAN:

She sold pies at the local lumber mill to make money.  Also worked as a cook there,

 

OBITUARY IN GRAND RAPIDS PRESS AUGUST 26, 1955 PG 35

 

Gates- Mrs. Myrtle L. Gates, aged 74, of

43 LaBelle St, SW
, passed away Thursday morning at St Mary's Hospital.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roland (Betty) Welte; two sons, Russell and Oliver (Peter) Gates; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; all of Grand Rapids; one brother, Joseph Stedman of Sparta.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, 1:30 PM at the Sullivan Funeral Home, where Mrs. Gates reposes.  Interment Myers Cemetery, Sparta, Mich.

 

Myrtle died from a fall upon which she broke her hip and had a "cerebral vascular accident" at the age of 74 as reported by her daughter Betty Welte, informant.  It also states on her death certificate that she was divorced.  Probably about 1924.

 

1900 Census D34 Algoma, Kent, MI

  Steadman(sic) , George Nov 1852 48 yrs old married 24 MI NY NY  Farm Laborer

        Lucy Oct 1841 58 m. 24 yrs NY NY NY  5 children 5 living

        Olive Apr 1877 22 yrs m 4/12 0 children

        Myrtle Dec 1879 20

        Eugene Dec 1881 18

 Robinson, Earnest son in law Mar 1881 19

        Roy grd son Aug 1895 4 yrs

 

More About MYRTLE LEONA STEDMAN:

Burial: August 27, 1955, Myers Cemetery, Sparta, MI 13 Mile and Old Alpine196

Renter: Joe Barton

 

Marriage Notes for ASA GATES and MYRTLE STEDMAN:

Book 12 pg 326 of Kent County Marriage Book #15273,

Asa Gates, 24, resident of Algoma Twp, Kent Co, born Algoma Twp, Kent Co, occupation Farming, father A. M. Gates, mother Minnie Blymier, married Sept 25 1900 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co by Frank J Cook, justice of the peace; witnesses William J. Thomas and Raymond Pearl both of Grand Rapids; married to Myrtle Stedman, 22 yrs old, resident of Englishville, Kent, MI, born Englishville, Kent, no occupation; father George Stedman; mother -----Mapes. Neither previously married.

 

More About ASA GATES and MYRTLE STEDMAN:

Divorce: Filed 10/14/1920 granted 6/15/1921

Marriage: September 25, 1900, Grand Rapids,MI Kent Co, Marriage Book 12 pg326 #15273197

Married by: Frank J Cook, JP

Witnessed by: William J Thomas & Raymond Pearl

 

More About MARTHA J. ADAMS:

Burial: Georgetown Cemetey, Hudsonville, Ottawa County, Michigan

 

Marriage Notes for ASA GATES and MARTHA ADAMS:

Record 1465 in Grand Rapids Marriage Records

 Asa C. Gates, 42 residing Grand Rapids, born Kent County, a salesman, son of

        Merrilla Gates and Minnie Blymeir

 married once before was married in Grand Rapids by A.W.W Wishart, Rev. to

 Martha J. Adams, 41 residing Grand Rapids, born Ingham County, saleslady, daughter of

        John A. Adams and Cornelia Wright

 witnessed by Simon Lavine of Sparta and Emma Bradford of Sparta

 clerk Edward L. Wagner, deputy Fred Kemmerle

 

More About ASA GATES and MARTHA ADAMS:

Marriage: March 28, 1924, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

 

More About ASA GATES and DONNA OTTERMAN:

Marriage: August 08, 1934, Elkhart, IN198

       

Children of ASA GATES and MYRTLE STEDMAN are:

                   i.    JENA CLARABELL "JUNE"10 GATES199,200, b. March 27, 1902201; d. September 06, 1902202.

 

Notes for JENA CLARABELL "JUNE" GATES:

Her headstone reads June, which must be what they called her, but her given name on her Death record in Kent County is Jena Clarabell. Record # 2465 Book 5 page 387. Died of Cholera infantum on 9-6-1902 aged 5 mos 10 days. Date of record 10-4-1902. Parents listed as Ace and Myrtle Gates of Algoma.

 

More About JENA CLARABELL "JUNE" GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI Lot 49 grave 3

 

                  ii.    CARL ROBERTS GATES203,204, b. September 08, 1903205; d. June 24, 1904205.

 

Notes for CARL ROBERTS GATES:

From Kent County Death Records Reocrd #6097 Book 6 page 152 Carl Roberts Gates died 6-24-1904, at age 9 mos 16 days of capillary Bronchitis, son of A.C. Gates and Myrtle Stegman (sic) Recorded July 6 1904.

 

More About CARL ROBERTS GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI Lot 49 grave 2205

 

                 iii.    ORLEY C. GATES206,207,208,209,210, b. November 13, 1904211; d. June 13, 1920, drowning accident in Grand River, Grand Rapids, MI212,213.

 

Notes for ORLEY C. GATES:

THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS ARTICLE on June 14th of 1920 had this article: (pg 13)

  Two Local Boys Drowned Sunday

  Deward Porter, 17, and Orley Gates, 15, Lose Lives in River and Canal.

 

  Brother Sees Tragedy

 

  Lured by cooling waters during Sunday's heat two Grand Rapids boys, Deward Porter, 17year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Porter 1800 Taylor Ave, and Orley Gates, 15, son of Mrs. Myrtle Gates 448 First St, were drowned.  The Porter youth lost his life in the river north of the filtration plant and the other was drowned in the west side canal Sunday evening.

  "I'm going down, " Porter shouted, according to two companions, Russell Lewis,

24 Colfax St
, and Alvin West,
7 Matthews Ct.
  When they looked they saw only the youth's hands protruding from the water.  Special Officer Dezra Sharon recovered the body an hour after the police had been called.  Coroner J.B. Hilnker ordered the body removed to Van Strien's morgue. Porter is believed to have been seized by cramps.

  Surviving beside the parents are three brothers, James, Carl, and Kenneth, and five sisters, Thelma, Pearl, and Bertha Porter and Mrs. Margaret Hunt and Mrs. Mable Dean.

  Norman Eddy, 15 of

744 Broadway Ave
, was pulled down twice when he sought to aid Orley Gates to the canal bank according to the story told the police.  "He said he was all tired out and couldn't make shore" Eddy said.  " I couldn't find a rope so I jumped in but when I got to him he couldn't stay up and sank fast pulling me with him.  After going down twice I had to let go."

  Russell Gates, brother of the drowned boy witnessed the tragedy.  Albert Erherdt,

623 Front Ave
, recovered the body in a few minutes.  Police officers meanwhile were draining water from the canal.  The parents and two brothers, Russell and Oliver, survive the boy.

 

OBITUARY IN GRAND RAPIDS PRESS 6-14-1920

 

Gates, Orley C. aged 15 years.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  From Rauschenberger Chapel.  Interment will be in Myers Cemetery in Sparta, Mich.

 

From Kent County Death Records Book 11 page 43 record # 1067 Orley C. Gates, son of Asa C. Gates and Myrtle N. Stedman died 6-13-1920 at age 15 yrs 7 days by drowning.

 

More About ORLEY C. GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI Lot 49 grave 5214

 

45.            iv.    RUSSELL CHARLES GATES, b. February 16, 1907, Grand Rapids,MI; d. January 23, 1988, Grand Rapids,MI.

46.             v.    OLIVER DONALD FREDERICK "PETE" GATES, b. November 24, 1909, Sparta, mi; d. January 16, 1961, Grand Rapids, Michigan,.

                 vi.    BABY GATES215, b. Aft. 1910.

                vii.    BOY GATES215, b. Aft. 1910.

               viii.    HELEN ISABEL GATES215,216, b. August 15, 1911217; d. August 13, 1917, Grand Rapids, MI of diptheria217.

 

Notes for HELEN ISABEL GATES:

From Kent County Death Records Book 9 Page 390 record 1287 Helen Isabel Gates daughter of Asa C. Gates and Myrtle Stedman died 8-13-1817 at age 5 yr 11 m 29d of paralysis of the heart. Date of Record 8-31-1917.

 

More About HELEN ISABEL GATES:

Burial: Myers Cemetery in Sparta, MI Lot 49 grave 4217

 

47.            ix.    BETTY J. GATES, b. November 05, 1921, Kent County, MI; d. February 19, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi.

 

       

Children of ASA GATES and DONNA OTTERMAN are:

                  x.    LIVING FEMALE10 GATES.

                 xi.    FEMALE GATES.

48.           xii.   LIVING MALE GATES

 

 

28.  ANNA L.9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)218 was born December 02, 1881, and died Aft. 1935.  She married UNKNOWN. 

 

Notes for ANNA L. GATES:

Birth Record Kent County, MI record #1361 Book 5 page 110

Anna L. Gates born December 2, 1881 female, born Algoma daughter of Adelbert M born NY and Minnie born Germany. Father's occupation listed as farmer. Date of Record 5-8-1882.

 

Rose Cumings-Grosvenor told me that she thought Ann had a daughter Lila.

       

Child of ANNA GATES and UNKNOWN is:

                   i.    LILA10 GATES219.

 

 

29.  DOROTHY ANN9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)220,221 was born Abt. 1883222, and died 1943223.  She married (1) HARLAN.    She married (2) EDWARD EUGENE WAUD224 Abt. 1916225, son of MARMADUKE WAUD and MATILDA MARKER.  He was born Abt. 1880 in Kalamazoo, MI225,226, and died March 16, 1934227.

 

Notes for DOROTHY ANN GATES:

Grover's sontells me that his Uncle Bert and his dad used to talk about their sister Dorothy who was a balloonist.  He sent me a photo of a Dorothy Gates dated 1914, as well as a second one of the same woman with married name Dorothy DeVonda, Balloonist taken in Monroe Wisconsin. 

I have since found out from her grandson that her stage name was DeVonda and have stationery and another photo.

 

1900 Census does state  Minnie, mother of 9 with 7 still living, so I suppose if Will and Ann were already dead she could be Minnie's child.

 

 

More About DOROTHY ANN GATES:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Notes for EDWARD EUGENE WAUD:

1920 Census Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI D173

  Waud (listed as Wand in rolls), Edward 40 MI MI US shipping clerk Writing tablet factory

        Dorothy 38 MI NY GY

        Edward Jr. 2 6/12 MI MI MI

 

1930 Census Kalamazoo Mi Comstock, District 60

  Waud, Edward E. 50 m. at 27 yrs MI MI MI

           Dorothy A. 47 m. at 33 MI NY GY

           Edward M. (Marmaduke?) 12 MI MI MI

 

More About EDWARD EUGENE WAUD:

Burial: March 19, 1934, Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI228

Occupation: 1934, Gas and Oil business228

 

More About EDWARD WAUD and DOROTHY GATES:

Death of one spouse: 1934

Marriage: Abt. 1916229

       

Child of DOROTHY GATES and EDWARD WAUD is:

                   i.    EDWARD M.10 WAUD229, b. Abt. 1918229; d. December 24, 1969.

 

 

30.  GROVER CHARLES9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)230,231,232 was born March 14, 1884 in Grand Rapids, Newaygo, Michigan232, and died August 05, 1953 in Port Huron, St Clair, MI232.  He married BERTHA IDA MAY MORRISON232 in Common law232, daughter of CHARLES MORRISON and FRANCES BALDOCK.  She was born May 12, 1890 in Midmay, Bruce, Ontario, Canada232, and died May 24, 1975 in St Clair, MI232.

 

Notes for GROVER CHARLES GATES:

Spoke with Grover's son on May 7, 2000.  He was very pleasant and forthcoming with information.

Told me that Charles Grover moved to Port Huron to escape from the law.  He was kind of a bully.  Joined the service in WWI, beat up his first sergeant, went AWOL, left Grand Rapids and lost all contact with his family until nearly 1950.  Accdg to his son, Charlie as he was called, said the Gateses were "blue bellied  Yankees from NY". 

 

Again, from talking to Grover C's son, I found out that Grover C, when he was in the army (WWI) had started going by the name Charlie Myers when he went A.W.O.L. He tells me Charlie took the last name Myers from his mother's maiden name of BleiMEIER.   Grover "Charlie" worked in lumber mill in Canada for some time, but his son does not know for sure where or when exactly.  He did tell me that Grover "Charlie" thought he had not married his mom legally had been married before to a woman they called "Pete" from the Grand Rapids, Battle Creek or Byron area. She had a son prior to her marriage with Grover.  His name was Ed Gillette.  When the Grover and she "split" Ed and Grover went to Canada together. Ed was the boss of the Coal Dock that Grover got a job at in Port Huron when he had to start again going by the name Grover "Charlie" Gates instead of Myers. That was about 1941 when he was working for the freighters on the Lakes filling them with coal for WWII.

According to him, his father did not get along so well with his own father, Adelbert, but got along well with his mother Minnie.  Adelbert , it seems, according to Uncle Bert, used to beat Grover C. with the horse and buggy whip.  When his son asked if Bert was beat as well by his father, Bert told him, no. "Charlie" was always getting into trouble, running the good horse to death, or just not listening to his father. 

 

More About GROVER CHARLES GATES:

Military service: WWI

 

More About GROVER GATES and BERTHA MORRISON:

Marriage: Common law232

       

Children of GROVER GATES and BERTHA MORRISON are:

49.              i.    LIVING MALE10 GATES

50.             ii.    LIVING FEMALE GATES, .

 

 

31.  BERT L.9 GATES (ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)233,234,235,236,237,238,239,240 was born August 09, 1890 in Michigan241, and died March 1967242.  He married GENEVA "NEVA"243,244.  She was born 1894 in Michigan, and died Abt. July 03, 1985.

 

Notes for BERT L. GATES:

Accdg to family whom I spoke with on May 7, 2000 Bert had two sons and lived in Grandville, Michigan.

 

I believe his middle name to be Leroy as that is the middle name of his children.

 

From Grand Rapids Press mar 21 1967 page 50:

Bert L. Gates, aged 76 passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home 39 Stewart St SW. Surviving are his wife, Geneva, three sons, Merrill of Kalamazoo, Kenneth and Bert Gates Jr , both of Grand Rapids. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren.  Services will be held Friday afternoon 3:15 at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel. Interment Wyoming Cemetery.  The family will be at the chapel Wednesday evening 7 to 9 PM and Thursday 3 to 4 and 7 to 9.

 

From the Sentinel Leader, Sparta, MI March 29, 1967:

Bert L. Gates Funeral Held-

Funeral services were held Friday at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel in Grand Rapids for a former Sparta resident, Bert L. Gates, aged 76 of 39 Steward(sic) Street in Grand Rapids.  He passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 21. Mr. Gates operated street cars and buses in Grand Rapids, Grandville and Wyoming, Michigan since 1927 without a chargeable accident.

Born in Sparta, Mr. Gates moved to Grand Rapids in 1921 where he has lived all his life, except for a few years when he farmed in Hudsonville. He drove buses for the Grandville-Wyoming Transit Company for 35 years and drove school buses in Wyoming from 1955 until his death.

Mr. Gates is survived by his wife, Geneva; three sons, Marrill(sic) of Kalamazoo, Kenneth and Bert, Jr. of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery.[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 5, 2002, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.88556.113]

 

Individual: Gates, Bert

Social Security #: 365-16-9675

Issued in: Michigan

 

Birth date: Aug 9, 1890

Death date: Mar 1967

 

Residence code: Michigan

ZIP Code of last known residence: 49507

Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

     Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

More About BERT L. GATES:

Burial: Wyoming Cemetery, MI245

Fact: Issued in: Michigan246

Fact 2: Residence code: Michigan246

Fact 3: Last residence ZIP: 49507246

Occupation: 1927, Streetcar/bus driver

Social Security Number: Social Security #: 365-16-9675246

 

Notes for GENEVA "NEVA":

OBITUARY IN GRAND RAPIDS PRESS JUL 3 1985 (pg D3)

 

Gates-Mrs. Bert (Geneva) Gates, aged 91, passed away Tuesday evening at a local nursing home.  Surviving are her children, Kenneth and Berdena of Caledonia, Donald and Ann Rose of Detroit; one grandson, two great grandchildren.  Services will be held Friday morning 10:30 at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, Rev. Charles W. Fullmer officiating.  Interment Grandville Cemetery.  The family will be at the chapel Wednesday and Thursday evening 7 to 9.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

More About GENEVA "NEVA":

Burial: Grandville Cemetery, Grandville, MI

       

Children of BERT GATES and GENEVA "NEVA" are:

                   i.    LIVING10 MALE DEAN247, Stepchild.

 

 

                  ii.    LIVING FEMALE GATES, m. LIVING ROSE.

 

 

                 iii.    LIVING MALE GATES248,249,250,  m. (1) LIVING NEELS, Abt. October 1937,  m. (2) LIVING DEVOS, Abt. 1946.

 

 

51.            iv.    KENNETH LEROY GATES, b. 1920; d. Abt. February 19, 1991, Caledonia, MI.

                  v.    BERT L . GATES251,252,253, b. 1924254; d. Abt. June 14, 1984, Grand Rapids, MI254.

 

Notes for BERT L . GATES:

From Grand Rapids Press June 14 1984, pg F8

Bert L. Gates, aged 60 of Stewart SW passed away at the residence.  Surviving are his mother, Mrs Geneva Gates, one brother, Kenneth of Caledonia; one step brother Donald Dean of Detroit.  Funeral and committal services were held Thursday at 2 PM. Interment Grandville cemetery.  Arrangements by Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuaries.

 

More About BERT L . GATES:

Burial: Grandville Cemetary, Grandville, MI254

Status: 1923, or 1925 he drank fly spray which affected his learning abilities

 

 

32.  WILLIAM A.9 REDDY (BETSEY A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)255,256 was born 1867, and died 1937.  He married OLIVE MYRA GREENE.  She died 1945.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. REDDY:

1880  Census Place
Brockport, Monroe, New York 

        William Reddy born 1867 in NY, at school , in home of Betsey Reddy, mother           

 

        Family History Library Film 1254862

        NA Film Number T9-0862

        Page Number 529B

1910 Census Albion, Orleans, NY District 145

        Reddy, William A. 43 married 15 years NY NY NY

                              Olive M. 45 married 15 years NY NY NY

                      Marion L. 14 NY NY NY

                      Lillian E. 10 NY NY NY

1920 Census Hannibal, Oswego, NY District 153

        Reddy, William A. 52  farmer

                             Olive wife 53

                              Lillian Dau 18 grade school teacher

 

Fulton Patriot, November 11, 1937

        William Reddy

William Reddy, South Hannibal groceryman, died Saturday morning following an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services were held from the Federated Church on Monday, Rev. F. W. Glenister officiating, with burial at Albion.

Mr. Reddy was born in Albion in 1857, and for many years was an under-sheriff in the Orleans county sheriff's office. He moved to Hannibal about 30 years ago and operated a farm at South Hannibal, and for the last few years conducted the general store at South Hannibal. 

He served several terms as highway superintendent of Hannibal, constructing many of the town's improved highways.  He was a member of the Republican county committee of the Federated church and interested in community affairs.

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Olive Green; two daughters, Mrs. Marion R. Blake of South Hannibal and Mrs. Lillian R. Goodman of Baldwinsville.

 

 

More About WILLIAM A. REDDY:

Burial: Abt. 1937

 

More About OLIVE MYRA GREENE:

Burial: Mount Albion Cemetery

       

Children of WILLIAM REDDY and OLIVE GREENE are:

52.              i.    MARION LOUISE10 REDDY, b. Abt. 1896; d. July 13, 1975, Hannibal, Oswego, NY.

53.             ii.    LILLIAN E. REDDY, b. Abt. 1900.

 

 

33.  EMMA9 REDDY (BETSEY A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)257 was born Abt. 1870.  She married JOHN DOYLE258.  He was born October 1861259.

 

Notes for EMMA REDDY:

1900 Census NY Erie Buffalo Ward 25 District219

        Doyle, John b. Oct 1861 38 yrs old married for 14 yrs NY IRE IRE

                Emma b. Feb 1870 30, 14, NY NY NY

                Luela b. 1887 13 NY NY NY

                Leola b. Sept 1888 11 NY NY NY

                Wesley Sept 1891 8 NY NY NY

                Clara Nov 1892, 7, NY NY NY

                Howard Feb 1894, 6 NY NY NY

                Nora Dec 1896, 4, NY NY NY

                Helen Jan 1897 3, NY NY NY

                Harold Oct 1898 1, NY NY NY

 

1910 Census, NY, Erie, Buffalo,district 225

        Doyle, Emma 49

                  M. Louella 33 dau

                 Nora A. dau 24

 

1920 Census NY Erie, Buffalo

       

Children of EMMA REDDY and JOHN DOYLE are:

                   i.    LUELA10 DOYLE260, b. 1887.

                  ii.    LEOLA DOYLE260, b. September 1888.

                 iii.    WESLEY DOYLE260, b. September 1891.

 

Notes for WESLEY DOYLE:

1920 Census NY, Oswego, Volney District 193 27th day of Jan

       Doyle, Wesley 28 NY NY NY

                       Bertha wife 25 nY NY NY

                       Ruth dau 2/12 NY NY NY

 

                 iv.    CLARA DOYLE260, b. November 1892.

                  v.    HOWARD DOYLE260, b. February 1894.

                 vi.    NORA DOYLE260, b. December 1896.

                vii.    HELEN DOYLE260, b. January 1897.

               viii.    HAROLD DOYLE261, b. October 1898.

 

 

34.  EARL G.9 HEATON (SARAH A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)262 was born 1874262, and died 1935262.  He married (1) LAURA E. TAGGART262.  She was born 1878262, and died 1903262.  He married (2) MABEL L. TOLL263,264 Abt. 1907.  She was born 1873264, and died 1939264.

 

Notes for EARL G. HEATON:

1900 Census Lysander, Onondanga, NY

        Heaton, Earl G. Mar 1874 26 married 1 year NY NY NY Physician and Surgeon

                Laura E. Nov 1878 21Canada (Scotch), Canada (Scotch), Canada(Scotch) immigrated 1888 12 yrs. in the U.S.

 

1910 Census Lysand, Onondaga, NY (Baldwinsville Village) abt April 23

        Heaton, Earl G. 36, 2nd marriage NY NY NY

                Mable 37 married 3 yrs 1st marriage mother of 2, 2 living

                Lois 8

                Charles 2

                Charlotte 3/12

       

1920 Census  Lysander #73, Onondanga, NY

       

        Heaton, Dr. Earl G 45 NY NY NY

                 Mabel L 46 NY NY NY

                Lois dau  18 NY NY NY

                Charles L. son 11 NY NY NY

                Charlotte dau       10 NY NY NY

                Barbara dau 7 NY NY NY

1930 Census Lysander #156 Baldwinsville April 5th , Onondonga, NY

        Heaton, Earl 56 m. at 32 NY NY NY doctor, Medical

                      Mable (sic) 51 m. at 33 NY NY NY

                              Charles 22 NY NY NY

                               Charlotte 20 NY NY NY

                              Barbara 11 NY NY NY

Fri Feb 8, 1935 Oswego Palladium "Mexico Native Dies.  Dr. Earl Gates Heaton, 60, of Baldwinsville, died at his home Thursday night following a heart attack.  Dr. Heaton was born here, son of the late Dr. Charles E. and Sarah Gates Heaton.  He was educated at Mexico Academy, Baldwinsville Academy, Syracuse University and Habnemann Medical College Philadelphia, Pa.  He was (illegible) and (illegible) and civic organizations."

 

More About EARL G. HEATON:

Burial: Riverview Cem near Baldwinsville, NY Tappan Rd

 

More About LAURA E. TAGGART:

Burial: Riverview Cem near Baldwinsville, NY Tappan Rd

 

More About MABEL L. TOLL:

Burial: Riverview Cem near Baldwinsville, NY Tappan Rd

 

More About EARL HEATON and MABEL TOLL:

Marriage: Abt. 1907

       

Child of EARL HEATON and LAURA TAGGART is:

                   i.    LOIS10 HEATON265, b. Abt. 1902.

 

       

Children of EARL HEATON and MABEL TOLL are:

                  ii.    CHARLES L.10 HEATON265, b. Abt. 1909.

                 iii.    CHARLOTTE HEATON265, b. Abt. 1910.

                 iv.    BARBARA HEATON265, b. Abt. 1913.

 

 

35.  L. EUGENE9 WOOD (JULIA A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)266 was born October 30, 1865267, and died November 26, 1895 in Pulaski, Oswego, NY267.  He married ALICE M.267.  She was born April 01, 1865267.

 

Notes for L. EUGENE WOOD:

1870 Census, Richland, Oswego, NY he is 3 years old in house of Daniel in Pulaski (See also father's census info)

 

1893 Oswego Paper-- S. Richland- "The remains of Eugene Wood's little girl of four years were brougth here for burial from Syracuse Friday."

 

Oswego Daily Times Wed, November 27, 1895 "Found Dead.  Eugene Wood Found Dead this Morning in HIs Solitary Home.  Special Dispatch to the Oswego Times: Pulaski, Nov 27--Eugene Wood, a farmer living about six miles from Pulaski, was found dead this morning in the house which he occupied alone.  He was about thirty years of age, a son of D. B. Wood of this village, and had recently parted from his wife.  Cause of death unknown."

 

Oswego Daily Times, Dec 2, 1895 Pulaski " After viewing the remains of Eugene Wood who was found dead last week, Coroner Nelson decided that the man's death was caused by disease, and an inquest was unnecessary."

 

More About L. EUGENE WOOD:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY267

 

More About ALICE M.:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY267

       

Child of L. WOOD and ALICE M. is:

                   i.    LULU MAY10 WOOD267, b. February 03, 1889267; d. April 01, 1893267.

 

More About LULU MAY WOOD:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY267

 

 

36.  GEORGE E.9 WOOD (JULIA A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)268 was born 1867 in Albion, Oswego, NY269, and died 1943 in New York City, NY (Tremont St)269.  He married MABEL TOLL. 

 

Notes for GEORGE E. WOOD:

1870 Census in Pulaski, Richland, Oswego, NY lists him as 2 yrs old

1910 Census District 157, Schroepel, Phoenix village Oswego, NY 20th of April (NOT MY GUY?)

        Wood, George 42, m. 21 yrs (all in household NY NY NY)

                Ella 42 mother of 3, 3 living

                Walter 19             

                Doris 17

                Robert 13 

 

Oswego Palladium, Pulaski Obituary:

        George E. Wood- Pulaski-Mrs. Carrie Whitney has received word of the death of ehr brother, George E. Wood, at his home in

Tremont Street, New York City
, Monday after a short illness. He was 76 years of age, having been born in the Wood District of Albion in 1867, son of Daniel B. and Julia Gates Wood.  He spent his early life in Fernwood and Pulaski and at the age of 21 went to New York City where he entered the employ of hte New York Central railroad and continued with that company until his retirement five years ago.  Besides his sister, he is survived by his wife Mabel Wood, a son Ellworth and a daughter Mis Florence Wood, all of New York City, and a brother Frank Wood of Ithaca. Funeral services will be held at the Taylor funeral home in
Bridge street
. Friday at 10:30 AM by the Rev. W. A. Gardner, pastor of hte Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in Willis cemetery, Fernwood.

 

 

More About GEORGE E. WOOD:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY269

       

Children of GEORGE WOOD and MABEL TOLL are:

                   i.    ELLWORTH10 WOOD.

                  ii.    FLORENCE WOOD.

 

 

37.  CARRIE E.9 WOOD (JULIA A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)270,271 was born 1878272, and died 1973272.  She married ERNEST A. WHITNEY273 April 10, 1907 in April 10 1907, 7 o'clock Wednesday, son of HENRY WHITNEY and MARTHA H..  He was born November 1872274,275, and died 1943276.

 

Notes for CARRIE E. WOOD:

Buried in Section 2, Row 28

 

Oswego Palladium Sat Nov 28, 1931:

        "Mrs. Carrie Whitney entertained at her home, Riverside, at Thanksgiving dinner, Dr. Gates and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Reed of Brownville and Mrs. Emma Willis of Fernowod"

 

More About CARRIE E. WOOD:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY276

 

Notes for ERNEST A. WHITNEY:

1880 Census District 262, Richland, Oswego, Ny June 5th

        Whitney, Henry B.  42 Wagon maker NY NY (place of birth of father, and mother)

                Martha H.             39 NY NH

                Fred G. 12 NY NY

                Ernest A. 7 NY NY

 

 

More About ERNEST A. WHITNEY:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY276

 

Marriage Notes for CARRIE WOOD and ERNEST WHITNEY:

From Oswego Daily Times April 2, 1907

        "The wedding of Miss Carrie E. Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Wood, of Riverside farm, and Ernest A. Whitney, New York, brother of Assemblyman F.G. Whitney, will take place on Wedesday evening ,April 10, at seven o'clock."

 

More About ERNEST WHITNEY and CARRIE WOOD:

Marriage: April 10, 1907, April 10 1907, 7 o'clock Wednesday

       

Child of CARRIE WOOD and ERNEST WHITNEY is:

                   i.    RUTH MILDRED10 WHITNEY277,278, b. June 14, 1912; d. November 01, 1989, Oneida, Madison, NY; m. GAROLD WILLIS KING279,280,281; b. September 22, 1910.

 

Notes for RUTH MILDRED WHITNEY:

1930 Census Richland, Oswego, NY District 53 on

Ridge Rd

       Whitney, Ruth M. dau 17 NY NY NY single

       listed under Carrie W. (wife of Head) 51 m. at 29 NY NY NY dairy farm

       Ernest A. Whitney 58 m. at 23 NY NY NY farmer

 

They had no children.  Source, niece Mary Lou King Morrow, town historian Pulaski, NY.

 

Death Certificate incorrectly states middle initial as W. this could be for her maiden name Whitney.

 

More About RUTH MILDRED WHITNEY:

Cause of Death: cardiopulmonary arrest

Medical Information: acute myocardial infarction

Occupation: Cashier, Grocery Store, Loblaw's, Oneida, Madison, NY

 

Notes for GAROLD WILLIS KING:

Name is pronounced like Gary... Garold. 

 

 

38.  FRANK A.9 WOOD (JULIA A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)282 was born 1879.

 

Notes for FRANK A. WOOD:

Is this our guy? if not where in the blazes did he go?

1910 Census Brownville, Jefferson, NY

    Wood, Frank A. 30 years, married 3

        Bertha 27

        Vernise E. 17/12

1920 Census Brownville, Jefferson, NY

   Wood, Frank A. 40

        Bertha P. 36

        Vernica E. 11

1930 Census Brownville, Jefferson, NY

   Wood, Frank A. married at 27 painter

             Bertha E married at 23 postal clerk worker

 

in Ithaca NY in 1943 when his brother dies

       

Child of FRANK A. WOOD is:

                   i.    CLARENCE E10 WOOD, b. June 1893.

 

 

39.  IDA EMMA9 MYERS (LUCIA E.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1874 in Arthur, New York283.  She married (1) H. E. FARRELL.    She married (2) CHARLES A. WILEY283 July 03, 1899 in Miles City, Custer, Montana283, son of ABRAHAM WILEY and SUSAN BREWER.  He was born Abt. 1868 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass283.

 

Notes for IDA EMMA MYERS:

There is an Ida Myers living in the household of Nutting, L.J. and Mary with their children Fred (19) and Effie (18) in 1880 Census of Richland, this could be due to the death of Lucia and BF Myers

 

1900 Census Miles City, Custer MT 

     Wiley, Ida Walie b. Nov 1873 mother of 2 1 alive NY NY NY

                 Charles b. Apr 1869 MA MA MA age 31

                  Frank W.  b. May 1900 3/12 old MT MA NY

 

1910 Census Miles City, Custer, MT 3rd Ward

       Farrell, H. E.

                    Ida

       Wiley, Frank A. W.

 

1920 Census Miles City, Custer, MT 3rd Ward  FEARNALL?

         Fearnell, Harry E. 41 b.1893 naturalized 1900 Eng, Ire, Scotland County Civil Engineer

                        Ida  46 NY NY NY Principal Public School

         Wiley, Frank W. (stepson) 19 MT MI NY Clerk Grocery Store

 

 

More About CHARLES WILEY and IDA MYERS:

Marriage: July 03, 1899, Miles City, Custer, Montana283

       

Children of IDA MYERS and CHARLES WILEY are:

                   i.    SON10 WILEY.

54.             ii.    FRANK W. WILEY, b. May 1900.

 

 

40.  VIVIAN9 GATES (ROBERT F.8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)284 was born August 1891, and died Aft. 1910.  She married (1) LEONARD MURPHY.  He was born in Atlantic City.  She married (2) WILLIAM REED July 19, 1910, son of MICHAEL REED. 

 

Notes for VIVIAN GATES:

Oswego Palladium Fri May 6, 1904 "Vivian only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gates, Brownville, lies dangerously ill of scarlet fever.  Dr. and Mrs. Gates have many friends here who will feel sorry for the little sufferer and ardently hope for her recovery"  (she is about 13 at this time)

 

Marriage Notes for VIVIAN GATES and WILLIAM REED:

July 19, 1910 Watertown Daily Times

        Pair Expects to Marry Tonight:  Vivian Gates and Robt. Reed Hope to Wed  License is Promised Them   Local City Clerk's Office Started an Alarm, But Girl's Mother Says  Its All Right and They Expect to Be Married This Evening  "When a boy and girl get to be 19 years old it's about time they should not be interferred with, " said Mrs. R. F Gates of Brownville this afternoon when asked about the troubles of her daughter, Vivian and Robert Reed in obtaining a marriage license.   "They are both good children, " continued Mrs. Gates, "and we shall continue to care for them as before."  "They expect to be married tonight if there is no more interference on the part of the authorities, " said Mrs. Gates.  And the first statement is the way the mother of the girl in the affair looks as it as opposed to the opinion of the city hall officials who apparently thought they were performing a great service to the community in interfering in the young couple's business.  Miss Gates is 19 years of age, bu Reed is 19 years of age, still under the age required by law, which is 21 years.  The law says the bride must be 18 years of age. It has been arranged that Reed's father adn mother, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reed, sign the marriage license in this city late this afternoon, thus giving their permission to the marriage and it can then go on without further interruption unless there be some futher objection on the part of the bride's parents.  "I am wiling ---: they should get married, " said Mr Reed this afternoon.   " At first I objected but I guess it is all right.  They have cared for eache other for --- eight years, and I am not going to stand in the way now"  That marriage license that Vivian, the 19 year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Gates of Brownville, and William Reed, son of Baggageman Michael Reed of this city, have been having so much trouble over will be given them this evening by Town Clerk Claude Phelan of Dexter if they apply for it.  Mr Phelan said this morning that he has no choice in the matter.  The young woman is of age, and the boy has his parents' consent, so what can a town clerk do but deliver the license.  The attempt of the couple to procure a license at the city clerk's office in this city Thursday afternoon started the officials to interfere in Cupid's affair.  It was about 2 in the afternoon when the young coupled called at the city clerk's office and asked for a license.  Their childish appearance caused the officials to become suspicious and at once some clever detective work was begun.  The young couple left the city hall and boarded a car for Dexter, where they were to get the license of Town Clerk Phelan.  The city clerk's office set the alarm up and down the city.  A young pair was trying to get a license and they were not old enough, and besides their parents did not know about i.  Soon the office was in a furore.  Something must be done.  The clerk's office -- then notified Brownville, all with the result that Town Clerk Phelan of Dexter says today he will issue the license tonight if the youn people apply in that he has looked into the case and finds he is unable to refuse it to them.  Rev. Father Ponteur of Fort Covington, formerly of Brownville, said today that he had absolutely nothing to do with the case. Father Ponteur was a former priest at Brownville, and is now spending his vacation there and at Chaumont. In order for the young couple to be married in the Catholic church it will be necessary to proclaim the ---- for three Sundays before the weddign unless under a special dispensation from the bishop is obtained. Further, Father Ponteur would be unable to perform the cermony in the Brownville parish without a special dispensation, as he is no longer the priest there.  Rev. Father McGowan, the priest of the parish is away on his vacation at the present time. It was said today the wedding would be performed in Watertown tonight.  After being refused the license here Thusday afternoon, the two went on their way unmolested to Dexter where they were met with another refusal of the much wanted license.  Miss Gates was greatly disturbed over this unlooked for interference and when she and young Reed left the town clerk's office they were both angry. Dr. Gates int he meantime was out looking for his daughter.  He boarded a car for Dexter and between Brownville and Dexter met the car bearing the forlorn couple.  Dr. Gates changed cars and returned with the couple to Brownville.  His first greeting from his daughter was "Papa, I'm married."  The doctor apparently did not know the inside facts to the case and took his daughter's words at the truth.  He upbraided his daughter somewhat, but later is said to have made the remark that  she was of age and ought to have had more sense, " but she didn't and that was certain."  Late Thursday night Mrs. Gates, the girl's mother, learned the falsity of her daughter's statement, but no until the erroneous story was spread broadcast that the couple had been married in Dexter.  When the couple asked the town clerk's office in Dexter Thursday afternoon, Mr. Phelan was abset and it was Mr. Phelan's wife who refused the license.  That same evening however, Mr. Phelan investigaged the matter and found that he had no choice in the matter and the two young people were --- to their license.  So it will be given to them tonight. They told the Town Clerk Phelan they would call for the licesnse late this afternoon.

 

 

More About WILLIAM REED and VIVIAN GATES:

Marriage: July 19, 1910

       

Child of VIVIAN GATES and WILLIAM REED is:

                   i.    WILHELMINA CLARA GATES10 REED.

 

 

41.  ANNA9 TIFFANY (MARTHA B.8 GATES, SEWELL TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born March 1871284.  She married DENNISON Abt. 1887284. 

 

More About DENNISON and ANNA TIFFANY:

Marriage: Abt. 1887284

       

Child of ANNA TIFFANY and DENNISON is:

                   i.    CHARLIE10 DENNISON284, b. August 1888.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

42.  ALICE MARY10 DOANE (FRANK WEED9, ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, BETSEY7 GATES, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born January 21, 1887, and died June 1971.  She married (1) WILMER MAY ADAMS.    She married (2) JOHN REGISTER EMORY TURPIN 1906 in Windfield, KS. 

 

More About JOHN TURPIN and ALICE DOANE:

Marriage: 1906, Windfield, KS

       

Child of ALICE DOANE and WILMER ADAMS is:

                   i.    MARY ALICE11 ADAMS, b. March 08, 1914, DE; d. November 28, 1988, Olympia Washington; m. RICHARD CAHOON WATTS, 1936, TX; b. January 08, 1910; d. September 08, 1968.

 

More About MARY ALICE ADAMS:

Burial: Clayquato Cemetery, Lewis County, Washington

 

More About RICHARD CAHOON WATTS:

Burial: Clayquato Cemetery, Lewis County, Washington

 

More About RICHARD WATTS and MARY ADAMS:

Marriage: 1936, TX

 

       

Children of ALICE DOANE and JOHN TURPIN are:

                  ii.    WILLIAM POTTER11 TURPIN, b. 1908, UT.

                 iii.    LIVING TURPIN.

 

 

43.  DOROTHY10 GATES (WILLIAM A.9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1900 in Sparta, MI.  She married MELBOURNE G. BOWEN March 30, 1918 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI.  He was born Abt. 1899 in Evansville, IN.

 

Notes for DOROTHY GATES:

1920 Census D28 GR Ward 1 Kent Co, MI Jan 15th

 Bowen, Melbourne 21 MI IN IN laborer Belt Co

        Dorothy 21MI MI MI

        Florence 1MI IN MI

 

Marriage Notes for DOROTHY GATES and MELBOURNE BOWEN:

Record 6403 application dated 3-30-1918 In Grand Rapids Records

 Melbourne G. Bowen 19 b. Evansville, IN, residing Grand Rapids, a packer, son of

        William Bowen and Carrie Schaller

 m. on 3-30-1918 in Grand Rapids, by Reve FM Thurston , Rev

 Dorothy Gates, 18 b. Sparta, Mi, residing Grand Rapids, a domestic, daughter of

        William Gates and Aditha (sic) Emmons

 witnessed by Clarance Maas of Grand Rapids and Virginia Scheibel, Grand Rapids

 Clerk Rbt. G. Hill, deputy Louis Newman

 

More About MELBOURNE BOWEN and DOROTHY GATES:

Marriage: March 30, 1918, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

       

Child of DOROTHY GATES and MELBOURNE BOWEN is:

                   i.    FLORENCE11 BOWEN285, b. Abt. 1919.

 

Notes for FLORENCE BOWEN:

1930 Census lists a Florence Bowen in Oakland, Alameda, CA with relatives

  Los Angeles, LA, CA there is one who is in an orphanage born MI

 

 

 

44.  MAGGIE10 BAILEY (ROSEZITY BELLE "ROSE"9 GATES, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)286,287 was born April 07, 1887288, and died April 09, 1954 in Sparta, Grand Rapids, MI288,289.  She married LOUIS H. CUMINGS290 June 07, 1905 in Grand Rapids, Mi291, son of FRED CUMINGS and AMELIA ALLEN.  He was born January 09, 1878 in Sparta Twnshp, Kent Co, MI292, and died December 03, 1958 in Sparta Twnshp, Kent Co, MI292.

 

Notes for MAGGIE BAILEY:

Had heard stories of a woman in the family who had lost both legs to diabetes.  Had believed, till this point that it was one of Asa's sisters. It turns out, according to Maggie's daughter, Rose, that it was in fact Maggie, Asa's niece.

 

From the Sentinel Leader April 14 1954:

Mrs Maggie Cumings, 67 of Sparta, died at Ferguson-Droste hospital, Friday April 9, after a long illness.  She was born April 7, 1888 in Newaygo, the daughter of Mr and Mrs James Bailey. She married Louis Cumings, June 7, 1905, in Grand Rapids.

Surviving are her husband; four sons, Arthur of Fremont, Bailey and Howard of Grand Rapids, Lynn at home; two daughters, Mrs George (Rose) Grosvenor of North Park, Mrs Rudolph (Carrie) Fick of Metuchen, NJ; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Sparta Baptist Church, Rev R.C. Kirk officiating, with burial in Greenwood cemetery. 

Arrangements by Hessel Funeral Home.

 

From the Grand Rapids Herald, Apr 10 1954 page 15:

Cumings- Mrs. Maggie Cumings, aged 67, of

221 13 Mile Rd
, R 2 Sparta, passed away Friday at the Ferguson-Droste-Ferguson Hospital after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Louis; four sons, Arthur of Fremont, Bailey and Howard of Grand Rapids, Lynn at home; two daughters, Mrs. George (Rose) Grosvenor of North Park, Mrs Rudolph (Carrie) Fick of Metuchen, NJ; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Monday at 2:30 PM at the Baptist Church of Sparta with Rev. Richard C. Kirk officiating.  Internment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hessel Funeral Home. 

 

Greenwood Cemetery shows her birth year as 1888.

 

More About MAGGIE BAILEY:

Burial: April 12, 1954, Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, MI Lot 3-798

 

Notes for LOUIS H. CUMINGS:

Death informant was son, Howard. Louis was in Shangle Nursing Home 136 Loomis St

 

1900 Census Sparta Kent Mi D 103

  Cummings, Fred Nov 1825 74 yrs married 44 NY NH VT

        S. Amelia Aug 1836 63 m. 44 yrs mother of 7/5 living

        Wilbur J. Aug 1868 32

        Pearl M. May 1871 29

        Lewis(sic) H. Jun 1878 22

1910 Sparta, Kent, MI

  Cumings(sic), Lewis(sic) H.32

        Maggie 23 mother of 3/ 3 living

        Bailey 2

        Howard 5/12

        Amelia mother 73 yrs MN MN MN 7 children/5 alive

1920 Census D109 Sparta, Kent, Mi Feb 3 &4

  Cumings, Louis 42

        Maggie 33

        Arthur J. 13

        Herbert B. 11

        William H.10

        Rose A. 7

        Carrie S 2 6/12

1930 Census D135 Sparta Kent Mi

  Cummings(sic), Louis H.52 m@27 yrs old MI NY MA

        Maggie 43 m@18 MI Can MI

        Arthur 23

        Howard 20

        Rose A 17

        Carrie S 12

        Louis L. 2 7/12

 

More About LOUIS H. CUMINGS:

Burial: December 06, 1958, Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, MI lot 3-798292

Cause of Death: cerebral thrombosis, gen. arteriosclerosis, pyelonephritis

 

More About LOUIS CUMINGS and MAGGIE BAILEY:

Marriage: June 07, 1905, Grand Rapids, Mi293

       

Children of MAGGIE BAILEY and LOUIS CUMINGS are:

                   i.    ARTHUR J.11 CUMINGS294, b. Abt. 1907; d. 2002, Grand Rapids, Mi.

 

Notes for ARTHUR J. CUMINGS:

1954 he is living in Fremont Mi accdg to his mother's obit.

 

                  ii.    HERBERT BAILEY CUMINGS294, b. 1909.

 

Notes for HERBERT BAILEY CUMINGS:

Known as Bailey

 

1954 living in Grand Rapids

 

                 iii.    WILLIAM HOWARD CUMINGS294, b. Abt. 1910.

 

Notes for WILLIAM HOWARD CUMINGS:

Known as Howard

 

1954 Living in Grand Rapids

 

                 iv.    ROSE AMELIA CUMINGS294, b. 1913, MI; m. GEORGE GROSVENOR295; d. Abt. 1987, MI.

 

Notes for ROSE AMELIA CUMINGS:

Spoke with Rose Grosvenor (s is silent) on Sept 7, 2002.  She was able to tell me about her mother, father, uncle Mark and aunt Carrie Smith, Ann Gates's daughter Lila, and her family.

 

Up to this point I had been unclear how Maggie Cumings fit into the Gates family tree.  Rose told me that she was named after both her grandmothers, that her grandmother Rose was the Gates.  She said she knew Fred and "Shine" (Celina) Nelson who lived in GR and had no children. She knew Fred worked on the street cars.  She said Ann had a daughter named Lila, but could not remember her married name or that of her husband.  She told me that when Rose died, her aunt Carrie and Uncle Mark raised her.

 

Rose is an angel.  Really enjoyed talking with her.

 

                  v.    CARRIE S. CUMINGS296, b. August 1917297; m. RUDOLPH FICK298.

 

Notes for CARRIE S. CUMINGS:

1954 Living in Metuchen, NJ

 

                 vi.    EDWARD CUMINGS, b. March 13, 1921; d. March 12, 1921.

 

Notes for EDWARD CUMINGS:

Still born.  Death certificate is reported by Louis Cumings of Sparta, MI, stating Maggie Bailey (maiden) as mother and Lewis Dunn as father.

 

                vii.    LYNN/LOUIS CUMINGS299, b. September 1927300.

 

Notes for LYNN/LOUIS CUMINGS:

1954 Living at home of parents

 

 

45.  RUSSELL CHARLES10 GATES (ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES"9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)301,302 was born February 16, 1907 in Grand Rapids,MI303, and died January 23, 1988 in Grand Rapids,MI303.  He married ISABELLA ELLEN ROWS304 June 01, 1965 in Belmont Berean Church.  She was born April 09, 1910 in Ontario, Canada305, and died April 25, 1999 in Grand Rapids, MI305.

 

Notes for RUSSELL CHARLES GATES:

Known as Papa to his grandchildren

 

1930 Census, April 2 Grand Rapids, Kent Co, District/ED 11  Roll T626_999 pg. 13 image 1024

Russel C. Gates age 23 married, married at age 20 b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI

Isabelle, wife, 19, married at 17 b. Canada, father B. Canada, mother b. Canada immigrated 1924 naturalized citizen

Jacqueline 2

From the Grand Rapids Press:

 

Russell C Gates aged 80 of Wyoming passed away Saturday January 23, 1988 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Isabella Gates, his children Mrs George ( Jacquie) Peebles of Belmont, Mrs Thomas (Dolores) Allan of Wyoming, five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  Mr Gates served during WW II with the US Army and was a life member of the DAV.

    Services and committal will be conducted Tuesday 1 PM at the funeral chapel. Interment Blythfield Memorial Gardens.

    Relatives and friends may meet the family at Reyers North 2815 Fuller NE from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Monday. For those who wish memorial may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

 

 

More About RUSSELL CHARLES GATES:

Burial: Blythefield Memorial

Fact 1: married Isabel, div, married someone else, then306

Fact 2: remarried Isabel306

 

Notes for ISABELLA ELLEN ROWS:

Known as Mimi to her grandchildren

 

From Grand Rapids Press:

 

Mrs. Isabella E. (nee Rows) Gates (04/99/26)

Mrs. Isabella E. (nee Rows) Gates, aged 89, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, April 25, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Gates. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline Denton, Dolores and Thomas Allan; her grandchildren, Sandra Dodds, Patricia Turner, Chris and Suzanne Denton, Michael and Linda Kasankiewicz, Linda and Daniel Smithgall, Kim and Elaine Allan; 14 great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; her nephew and his wife, Dennis and Jess Kief. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral chapel with interment to follow in Blythefield Memory Gardens. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Kent County Humane Society would be appreciated. Mrs. Gates reposes at the funeral chapel where relatives and friends may meet her family Monday from 7 to 9 PM. VAN STRIEN-CRESTON CHAPEL 1833 Plainfield NE Heritage Funeral Service

 

 

 

More About ISABELLA ELLEN ROWS:

Social Security Number: 368-10-9563307

 

Marriage Notes for RUSSELL GATES and ISABELLA ROWS:

Russ and Isabella actually married three times to each other.  In 1965 when they married they had both been married twice before, and his occupation was listed as Furniture Store Owner. She was 55, he 58, she living in Wyoming, MI, and he on

Turner St, Grand Rapids, MI
.  Dudley Scoby and Delores were witnesses.

 

More About RUSSELL GATES and ISABELLA ROWS:

Marriage: June 01, 1965, Belmont Berean Church

       

Children of RUSSELL GATES and ISABELLA ROWS are:

                   i.    LIVING FEMALE11 GATES308, m. LIVING ALLEN308.

                  ii.    LIVING FEMALE GATES308,  m. LIVING DENTON309.

 

 

46.  OLIVER DONALD FREDERICK "PETE"10 GATES (ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES"9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)310,311,312,313 was born November 24, 1909 in Sparta, mi, and died January 16, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan,.  He married (1) SALLY?.    He married (2) LIVING RUMINSKI314 August 01, 1943 in Missouri, daughter of JOSEPH RUMINSKI and HARRIET GOGULSKI.  She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan,.

 

Notes for OLIVER DONALD FREDERICK "PETE" GATES:

His father didn't approve of his name, and called him Pete when he was little.  The name stuck, and he was known as Pete his whole life.  Accdg to Grandma he did legally change it, but I don't know when. 

He was married before Living, but to a woman who had borne a stillborn young boy. (Cord around his neck had strangled him) Her name may have been Sally.

When Living met him, he was married, but leaving his wife.  It was very important to him to have children.  He and Grandma got married on a road trip to St. Louis, MO.

Pete was self employed as a foundry broker before his death.

 

He told his sons that as a child  he used to "hop the trains into Grand Rapids".

 

The death of his brother Orley effected him very deeply. His brother, Russ had witnessed the accident, and Oliver probably did not ever forgive Russ for not trying to save Orley.  Oliver "Pete" had a great dislike/fear of water that he passed on to his children. When his boys were young, they were told they MUST take and pass swimming lessons.  Oliver did vacation around water a lot, including Florida's Gulf Coast and Bear Lake, Manistee, Mi where he and Loretta bought a "cottage" after visiting there for many years.

 

OBITUARY IN GRAND RAPIDS PRESS, JAN 16, 1961 PG 32

 

Gates-Peter Oliver Gates, aged 51 of

451 Briarwood Ave, SE
, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at Blodgett Hospital.  Surviving are his wife ; four sons,  all at home; a sister, Mrs. Roland (Betty) Welte, and a brother, Russell C. Gates, all of Grand Rapids.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 1:30 PM at the Sullivan Funeral Home, where Mr. Gates reposes, Rev. Emeral E. Price officiating. Interment Myers Cemetery, Sparta, Mich.

 

More About OLIVER DONALD FREDERICK "PETE" GATES:

Burial: Myers, Cemetery, Sparta MI,.Lot 49 grave 6

Occupation: Grand Rapids Iron and Metal

 

Notes for RUMINSKI:

Grandma told me that between her first born, and the twins she had lost a baby. 

 

From Living's own words. " My mother's birthday was coming up and since it was difficult for her to go out and shop I decided to use my charge account at LaBaron's (on Jefferson).  Asked the clerk if I could take some dresses out on approval (don't remember how many I took- but had 2 big coat boxes loaded) and when I got to my mother's she asked what I was doing.  I told her we were going to have a style show and she was it!  She didn't know what I was talking about- but took it all in stride and had fun trying on half a dozen different dresses.  She picked one out & now I'm thinking why didn't I let her have two?!"

 

More About LIVING RUMINSKI:

Occupation: Applied Arts, Leslie Metal Arts and Jacobsons Dept Store

 

More About OLIVER GATES and LIVING RUMINSKI:

Marriage: August 01, 1943, Missouri

       

Children of OLIVER GATES and LIVING RUMINSKI are:

                   i.    LIVING MALE11 GATES315,316,317, b. Michigan,317; m. LIVING DAKAUSKAS318, May 11, 1963,  b. Michigan,319.

 

 

                  ii.    ROBERT FREDERICK GATES321,322, b. February 17, 1947, Grand Rapids, MI322; d. June 11, 2002, Grand Rapids, MI Blodgett Hospital; m. LIVING GUSACK323, September 21, 1967; 

 

Notes for ROBERT FREDERICK GATES:

Twin.  5 minutes older than brother.

Died after surviving colostomy reversal, bad infection in abdomen, all probably began with hip replacement 8 months earlier.  Died in Hospital very early morning, after his mother came to visit.

 

David Gerst, funeral director and Bob's good friend, handled funeral details at O'Brien, Eggebeen, GERST funeral home on Cascade and East Paris in Grand Rapids, MI.  Services were held at Ada Congregational Church (also called First congregational) on

6330 Ada Dr
.  Buried Ada Cemetery.

 

Bob was a big family man, much like his father.  His grand kids called him Bubba.  He was extremely athletic, always in good shape, and started his own business, The Gates Insurance Agency in Grand Rapids, MI.  As a child he was a very good wrestler with East Grand Rapids High School.

 

More About ROBERT FREDERICK GATES:

Burial: June 14, 2002, Ada Cemetery, Off

Grand River Dr, Ada, MI

Fact 1: twin324

 

More About ROBERT GATES and LIVING GUSACK:

Marriage: September 21, 1967

 

                 iii.    LIVING MALE GATES325,326,327,  m. (1) LIVING HULOM329, March 14, 1969, Dillon, SC329; m. (2) LIVING WELCH329, June 02, 1972, Grand Rapids, MI; ; m. (3) LIVING ROELFSEMA329, July 07, 1991, Fremont, MI; 

 

 

 

                 iv.    LIVING MALE GATES332,333,  m. (1) LIVING, 1973; m. (2) LIVING WETHERFORD334, April 02, 1977; 

 

 

47.  BETTY J.10 GATES (ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES"9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)335,336,337 was born November 05, 1921 in Kent County, MI, and died February 19, 1974 in Grand Rapids, Mi.  She married (1) ROLLAND WELTE337,338.    She married (2) JOHNNY VAN DUINEN339. 

 

Notes for BETTY J. GATES:

From the Grand Rapids Press Wednesday February 20, 1974:

VanDuinen, Mrs. Betty J, aged 52 of

1124 Hoyt ST SE
passed away Tuesday night at Butterworth Hospital. Surviving are her husband, John; two stepchildren, J. Michael VanDuinen of Grand Rapids and Stephen VanDuinen of Columbus, OH, one brother, Russell Gates of Grand Rapids.

 

Marriage Notes for BETTY GATES and ROLLAND WELTE:

When Betty divorced Rolly, and married Johnny, Rolly was very bitter... Rolly wouldn't talk to Loretta even after Betty died.

       

Children of BETTY GATES and JOHNNY VAN DUINEN are:

                   i.    JOHN MICHAEL11 VAN DUINEN340, Stepchild.

                  ii.    STEPHEN VAN DUINEN340, Stepchild.

 

 

48.  LIVING MALE10 GATES (ASA "ARTHUR CHARLES"9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)  

 

He told me Asa had a farm machinery store in Hastings, followed by Prairieville in 1939..  when they moved to Delton, on Crooked Lake Asa opened a farm implement store/hardware store.  For more information, see Asa's page.

 

He knew Bert and Neva and had met their two sons.

Remembered meeting "Pete" (Oliver) once, and remembered him to be short and stocky with a moustache.  Didn't think he and Asa got along well.

Remembered meeting Russell as well.  And his two daughters,  Thought they were beautiful.

 

       

Children  are:

                   i.    LIVING MALE11 GATES.

                  ii.    LIVING MALE GATES.

                 iii.    LIVNG FEMALE GATES.

 

 

49.  LIVING MALE10 GATES (GROVER CHARLES9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)341 .  He married LIVING MORGAN341  daughter of JOSEPH MORGAN and RUBY OLLIS. 

 

Notes for LIVING MALE GATES:

Spoke with him and his wife on May 7, 2000.  They told me a lot about Charles Grover, including they thought his name was Grover Charles...

He knew about Will, told me he died out west somewhere...Possibly in Nevada.

Knew Bert and Neva.

Thought one of "Ace's" sisters had diabetes so bad she lost both legs...(MAGGIE)

His father, Charlie always said they were "blue belly yankees" from NY.  

 

Was foreman at EB Eddy paper mill for 37 1/2 yrs. Retired 1990.  Enjoys fishing, tinkering with anything that has a motor.

He and his sister  thoughT their last name was Myers until he was 12.  It was then that Grover C. changed his name back from Charlie Myers to Grover "Charlie" Gates. 

Spoke with him again Oct 1, 2002 and he said that his early school records list him as Living Myers.

 

 

Children of are:

                   i.    LIVING FEMALE11 GATES341

                  ii.    LIVING MALE GATES341,  m. LIVING ROSENBERGER341

 

                 iii.    LIVING FEMALE GATES341,  m. LIVING BEHRENS341

 

 

50.  LIVING FEMALE10 GATES (GROVER CHARLES9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)341 was born 1930.  She married (1) LIVING SIMMS341.    She married (2) LIVING THORNTON341 Abt. 1948.  He died in Car accident.

 

Notes for LIVING FEMALE GATES:

No children with LIVING Simms.

Early school records will list her as LIVING Myers.

    

Children are:

                   i.    LIVING MALE11 THORNTON341, .

                  ii.    LIVING FEMALE THORNTON341, Twin .

                 iii.    LIVING FEMALE THORNTON341,  Twin

                 iv.    EUGENE THORNTON341, b. 1955; d. of suicide at 17 or 18.

 

 

51.  KENNETH LEROY10 GATES (BERT L.9, ADELBERT MERRILL8, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)342 was born 1920, and died Abt. February 19, 1991 in Caledonia, MI.  He married BERDENA. 

 

Notes for KENNETH LEROY GATES:

Obituary 1991: Grand Rapids Press Feb 19, 1991 pg D5

 

Kenneth Leroy Gates, aged 71, of Caledonia died Sunday morning at home.  He died peacefully as God tapped him on the shoulder and took him home.  He was a veteran of WWII of the Third Armored Division.  he is survived by his beloved wife, Berdena; his son and wife, Kenneth Jr. and Diana of Jenison; grandchildren, Nicole and Sean Vorce of Lansing, Kirsten and Henk Horst of Elburg, Netherlands; many brothers and sisters in law and very special friends, Jim, Pat and Tom Zoulek. Ken retired from GM plant No 1 and was a lifetime member of Amvets Post 23 VFW of Wayland, DAV, 110 of Grand Rapids, and the American Legion Post 208. He will be buried at Holy cross cemetery next to his daughter Patricia Ann who preceded him in death 12 years ago.  Funeral services will be held Wed at 1pm at the Caledonia Funeral Chapel 616 E Main. Members of the family will be at the funeral Home Tues 7-9pm. Memorial Contributions can be made c/o Ron Zoulek Davenport College Scholarship.

 

More About KENNETH LEROY GATES:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery

Cause of Death: cancer

Medical Information: Had diabetes, had cancer 9 years

Military service: WWII, 3rd Armored Division

       

Children of KENNETH GATES and BERDENA are:

                   i.    LIVING MALE11 GATES, m. LIVING.

 

                  ii.    PATRICIA ANN GATES, d. 1979.

 

More About PATRICIA ANN GATES:

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery

 

 

52.  MARION LOUISE10 REDDY (WILLIAM A.9, BETSEY A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1896, and died July 13, 1975 in Hannibal, Oswego, NY.  She married LEONARD RAY BLAKE July 05, 1919, son of FRED BLAKE and JESSIE GOFF.  He was born January 20, 1894 in Bowens Corners, Oswego, NY, and died February 06, 1932.

 

Notes for MARION LOUISE REDDY:

Oswego Valley News-Fulton, NY Wed July 16, 1975

        Marian Reddy Blake dies at 79

Marion Reddy Blake, 79, RD2 Hannibal, widow of L.R. Blake and daughter of the late Wm. A.  Olive Reddy died Sun July 13 after a brief illness.  Born in Eagle Harbor, NY, she had lived most of her life in the Hannibal area.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Kermit (Ray) Keyson, Mrs. Francis (Betty) Erwin of S. Hannibal, Mrs. Adrian (Dorothy) O' Brien, Mrs. John (Lucille) Lyler of Baldwinsville, a son Robert. D. of S. Hannibal, a sister, Mrs. Lillian Goodman of Baldwinsville, 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

At her request her body was willed to medical research at Upstate Medical Center. 

A memorial service will be held Sun July 20 at 1 PM at the S. Hannibal Federated Church, the Rev. Charles Ouderkirk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the S. Hannibal Federated Church

 

Notes for LEONARD RAY BLAKE:

1930 Census D. 37, Ira, Cayuga, NY

        Blake, Leonard R. 36 m. 24 NY NY NY

        Marion 34 m. at 22 NY NY NY

        Bettie 10

        Dorothy 7

        Lucille 7

        Robert 4

 

More About LEONARD BLAKE and MARION REDDY:

Marriage: July 05, 1919

       

Children of MARION REDDY and LEONARD BLAKE are:

                   i.    LIIVNG FEMALE11 BLAKE, m. LIVING KEYSOR, June 30, 1948343.

                  ii.    LIVING FEMALE BLAKE, m. LIVING ERWIN.

                 iii.    LIVING FEMALE BLAKE, m. LIVING O'BRIEN.

                 iv.    LIVING FEMALE BLAKE, m. LIVING LYLER OR TYLER.

                  v.    LIVING MALE. BLAKE.

                 vi.   ELEANOR JANE BLAKE, b. March 21, 1921, Bowens Corners, Oswego, NY; d. May 29, 1929, Bowens Corners, Oswego, NY.

                vii.    GERALD RAY BLAKE, b. August 05, 1923, Bowens Corners, Oswego, NY; d. August 16, 1923, Bowens Corners, Oswego, NY.

 

 

53.  LILLIAN E.10 REDDY (WILLIAM A.9, BETSEY A.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1900.  She married GOODMAN. 

       

Child of LILLIAN REDDY and GOODMAN is:

                   i.    WILLIAM11 GOODMAN.

 

 

54.  FRANK W.10 WILEY (IDA EMMA9 MYERS, LUCIA E.8 GATES, ROBERT TOWN7, ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1) was born May 1900.  He married BRONICE B..  She was born Abt. 1896.

 

Notes for FRANK W. WILEY:

see mother's notes he is listed with her in 1900 and 1910 and 1920

 

1930 April Census Miles City, Custer, MT 3rd Ward

     Wiley, Frank W. 30 married at 28 Mt MA NY Pilot Aviation

                Bronice? B 34 m. at 32 WI ME WI

         Living. dau 8/12 MT MT WI

       

Child of FRANK WILEY and BRONICE B. is:

                   i.    LIVING.11 WILEY,

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Will of Ezra Gates, 1855.

2.  Cemetery Records.

3.  Will of Elisha Gates, 1848.

4.  Whipple Family Bible.

5.  Emily Gates Whipple Bible.

6.  1850 Census.

7.  Whipple Family Bible.

8.  1850 Census.

9.  Death certificate.

10.  1855 Census.

11.  Cemetery Records.

12.  Death certificate.

13.  Cemetery Records, McClelland Cemetery, Richland, NY.

14.  Cemetery Records.

15.  1850 Census.

16.  1855 Census.

17.  1860 Census.

18.  1870 Census.

19.  1865 Census.

20.  Marriage Certificate.

21.  1855 Census.

22.  Cemetery Records.

23.  Oswego Palladium.

24.  Cemetery Records.

25.  1860 Census.

26.  1855 Census.

27.  1855 Census, Richland, Oswego, NY.

28.  Cemetery Records.

29.  1855 Census.

30.  Marriage Certificate.

31.  Cemetery Records.

32.  Oswego Paper.

33.  Cemetery Records.

34.  Will of Elisha Gates, 1848.

35.  Cemetery Records.

36.  Will of Elisha Gates, 1848.

37.  The Descendants of Andrew Warner, Type: BookAuthor: Warner, Lucien and Josephine NicholsPeriodical: The Descendants of Andrew WarnerPublication: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CTText: p 424 .

38.  Sally Dockstader Tree ( persians@northnet.org).

39.  Will of Elisha Gates, 1848.

40.  Sally Dockstader Tree ( persians@northnet.org).

41.  budshafer@comcast.net.

42.  Emily Gates Whipple Bible.

43.  Whipple Family Bible.

44.  Donald Whipple's Social Securtiy Application.

45.  budshafer@comcast.net.

46.  Adelbert's death record in MI, Kent Co Deaths Book 7 pg 261.

47.  1870 Census MI, GR 4th Ward.

48.  1880 Census MI, Algoma Twnsp, Kent co.

49.  1894 Census Kent Co MI.

50.  1900 Census, Sparta.

51.  Robert Cady Gates, Records of the Gates Families of America From the Colonial Period to 1860.

52.  Adelbert's death record in MI, Date of Import: May 9, 2000.

53.  Death Record, Kent Co Deaths, Book 7 pg 261 A Murrell, (spelled Muriel in index).

54.  Death Record, Kent Co Deaths Book 8 pg3.

55.  1870 Census MI.

56.  1880 Census MI.

57.  1894 Census Kent Co MI.

58.  1900 Census.

59.  1910 Census.

60.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

61.  Death Record.

62.  Death Record, Kent Co Deaths, Book 8 pg 3.

63.  Loretta Gates.

64.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

65.  1880 Census MI, Celina 5.

66.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

67.  Kent County Marriage Records.

68.  Loretta Gates.

69.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

70.  Grover Gates.

71.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

72.  1855 Census.

73.  1900 Census.

74.  1855 Census.

75.  Will of Robert T Gates, 1893.

76.  Will of Sewell Gates.

77.  Robert Town Gates Will.

78.  Newspaper Article, Mexico, NY.

79.  Cemetery Records.

80.  Newspaper Article, Mexico, NY.

81.  1860 Census.

82.  Newspaper Article, Mexico, NY.

83.  Cemetery Records.

84.  Will of Robert T Gates, 1893.

85.  Marriages in Richland year ended June 1 1865, Census, Asa F Bench (sic) 31 years, Mary 28 yrs.

86.  Kent Co Death Books, Kent County Death Records, liber 8, page 203.

87.  Kent Co Death Books, Liber 8 page 203.

88.  Marriages in Richland year ended June 1 1865, Census, Asa F Bench (sic) 31 years, Mary 28 yrs.

89.  1880 Census.

90.  Will of Robert T Gates, 1893.

91.  Cemetery Records.

92.  Will of Robert T Gates, 1893.

93.  Oswego Palladium, Nov 30, 1910  Anniversary announcement.

94.  Cemetery Records.

95.  1880 Census.

96.  Oswego Palladium, Nov 30, 1910  Anniversary announcement.

97.  Cemetery Records.

98.  1880 Census.

99.  New State Men Biographic Studies & Character Portraits, New York State Men: Biographic Studies and Character Portraits. Frederick S. Hills, Compiler & Editor; The Argus Company, Albany, N.Y., 1910.

100.  1880 Census.

101.  1850 Census.

102.  1855 Census.

103.  1860 Census.

104.  1865 Census.

105.  Will of Robert T Gates, 1893.

106.  1920 Census.

107.  1850 Census.

108.  1855 Census.

109.  1860 Census.

110.  1865 Census.

111.  Cemetery Records.

112.  1870 Census.

113.  1920 Census.

114.  1870 Census MI.

115.  Cemetery Records.

116.  1920 Census.

117.  Cemetery Records.

118.  Mark Hess.

119.  Mark Hess, labxu@charter.net.

120.  Marriage License, Custer County, MT.

121.  1880 Census.

122.  Oswego Paper, 18813 for S. Richland Feb. 20.

123.  Oswego Paper, Feb 17, 1893.

124.  1880 Census.

125.  Sewell T Gates Will.

126.  1880 Census.

127.  Oswego Palladium.

128.  1880 Census.

129.  1900 Census.

130.  1880 Census.

131.  1850 Census.

132.  1900 Census.

133.  1850 Census.

134.  1900 Census.

135.  Sewell T Gates Will.

136.  1900 Census.

137.  1880 Census.

138.  1900 Census.

139.  Will of Elisha Gates, 1848.

140.  Sally Dockstader Tree ( persians@northnet.org).

141.  1880 Census.

142.  1900 Census.

143.  1880 Census.

144.  Sally Dockstader Tree ( persians@northnet.org).

145.  1900 Census.

146.  budshafer@comcast.net.

147.  Census Records.

148.  1870 Census MI, Lists her as Clara A age 5 born NY.

149.  1880 Census MI, Clara age 16.

150.  1900 Census, Carrie born July 1864 in NY living with Mark A Smith, husband in Sparta.

151.  1920 Census, MI, Sparta, Kent Co, Age 55 with husband Mark Smith 62 , living on

Mark St
in Sparta.

152.  Death certificate.

153.  Census Records.

154.  Death certificate.

155.  Census Records.

156.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI, 1882-1892.

157.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI, 1894-1894.

158.  1870 Census MI, William,1 born MI.

159.  1880 Census MI, William 11.

160.  1894 Census Kent Co MI, Willie 24 and widowed, Merrill 2 (his son).

161.  Marriage Certificate, Liber 10 Record of Marriage, Kent Co, page 314.

162.  Marriage Certificate, Liber 12 of Record of Marriage Kent Co, MI page 74, Unused marriage license.

163.  Marriage License.

164.  Marriage Certificate, Liber 10 Record of Marriage page 314.

165.  Marriage Certificate, Liber 12 Record of Marriage, Kent Co page 74.

166.  Death Record, Liber 6 Record of Death Kent Co page 247.

167.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

168.  1894 Census Kent Co MI.

169.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

170.  1880 Census MI.

171.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

172.  1880 Census MI, Asa 2.

173.  1894 Census Kent Co MI, Asa 14.

174.  Donald Gates.

175.  Loretta Gates.

176.  James Gates, His adopted son.

177.  1920 Census, On

N College Ave.

178.  Grand Rapids Airplane Company Identification Card, Arthur Gates.

179.  Marriage Certificate, Book 12 pg 325 Marriage Book, Kent Co 15273.

180.  1920 Census.

181.  1880 Census MI.

182.  Obituary Notice, Kalamazoo Gazette.

183.  Grover Gates.

184.  Kalamazoo Library Index, Kalamazoo Gazette.

185.  Death Notice.

186.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

187.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, 8-26-1955 Pg 35.

188.  Death certificate, lists her as divorced.

189.  Bev Stedman.

190.  Marriage Certificate, book 12 pg 326 Kent Co Marriage book 15273.

191.  1920 Census.

192.  Marriage Record.

193.  1900 Census.

194.  Death certificate.

195.  Death Notice.

196.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary.

197.  Marriage Record.

198.  Death Notice.

199.  Loretta Gates.

200.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

201.  Cemetery Records, Myers Cemetery.

202.  Cemetery Records.

203.  Loretta Gates.

204.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

205.  Cemetery Records.

206.  Loretta Gates.

207.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

208.  Grand Rapids Press News Article, June 14 1920 pg 13.

209.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, 6-14-1920.

210.  1920 Census.

211.  1910 Census.

212.  Grand Rapids Press News Article.

213.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary.

214.  Cemetery Records.

215.  Loretta Gates.

216.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

217.  Cemetery Records.

218.  Photo.

219.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

220.  Grover Gates.

221.  Death Notice, of sister, Carrie Smith, lists Anna Waud of Kalamazoo.

222.  1930 Census, Lists her with Edward Waud of Kazoo, MI. She is 47.

223.  Death Notice, of sister Carrie Smith.

224.  Kalamazoo County Death Records.

225.  1930 Census.

226.  Kalamazoo County Death Records.

227.  Kalamazoo County Death Records, 1934  Book 1 page 13.

228.  Kalamazoo County Death Records.

229.  1930 Census.

230.  1894 Census Kent Co MI.

231.  1900 Census.

232.  Grover Gates.

233.  1894 Census Kent Co MI.

234.  1900 Census.

235.  1910 Census.

236.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, Mar 21, 1985 pg d3.

237.  James Gates.

238.  Grover Gates.

239.  Wyoming Cemetery.

240.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, mar 21 1967 pg 50.

241.  Birth Record.

242.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 5, 2002, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.88556.113

243.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, of husband.

244.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, Jul 3 1985 pg d3.

245.  Death Notice.

246.  Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 5, 2002, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.88556.113

247.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, of mother.

248.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, of father.

249.  James Gates.

250.  Grover Gates.

251.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, of father.

252.  James Gates.

253.  Grover Gates.

254.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary.

255.  Will of Sewell Gates.

256.  1880 Census, Brockport, Monroe, NY.

257.  1880 Census, Monroe NY.

258.  1900 Census.

259.  1900 Census, Roll T623 1032 Page 21A NY, Erie, Buffalo, Ward 25, District 219 June 15th and 16th.

260.  1900 Census.

261.  1900 Census, NY.

262.  Cemetery Records.

263.  1920 Census.

264.  Cemetery Records.

265.  1920 Census.

266.  1870 Census.

267.  Cemetery Records.

268.  1870 Census.

269.  Cemetery Records.

270.  Birth Certificate of daughter Ruth

271.  1920 Census.

272.  Cemetery Records.

273.  1920 Census.

274.  Cemetery Records.

275.  1900 Census.

276.  Cemetery Records.

277.  1920 Census.

278.  Birth Certificate. State of New York, County of Oswego, Town of Richland, Village of Pulaski May 23, 1930

279.  Mary Lou Morrow. Town Historian Pulaski, Oswego, NY 2004 also Ruth's niece.

280.  birth Certificate

281.  Birth Certificate. New Haven, Albany NY

282.  1880 Census.

283.  Marriage License.

284.  1900 Census.

285.  1920 Census.

286.  1900 Census, Listed as adopted daughter, Maggie Bailey born Aprl 1887.

287.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

288.  Death certificate.

289.  Cemetery Records.

290.  1900 Census.

291.  Death Notice, Sentinel Leader.

292.  Death certificate.

293.  Death Notice, Sentinel Leader.

294.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

295.  Obituary of Mother in Law.

296.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

297.  1920 Census.

298.  Obituary of Mother in Law.

299.  Rose Cumings-Grosvenor.

300.  1930 Census.

301.  Loretta Gates.

302.  1920 Census.

303.  Death certificate.

304.  Loretta Gates.

305.  Death certificate.

306.  Loretta Gates.

307.  SSDI.

308.  Loretta Gates.

309.  Jill Denton.

310.  Loretta Gates.

311.  Myers Cemetery, Sparta MI.

312.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, JAN 16, 1961 PG 32.

313.  1920 Census.

314.  Family Tree by Ruminski Girls.

315.  Birth Record.

316.  Marriage Certificate.

317.  Loretta Gates.

318.  Leigh Gates.

319.  Dorothy Dakauskas.

320.  Adelbert's death record in MI, Date of Import: May 9, 2000.

321.  Birth Record.

322.  Loretta Gates.

323.  Robert Gates.

324.  Loretta Gates.

325.  Birth Record.

326.  Loretta Gates.

327.  Richard Gates.

328.  Loretta Gates.

329.  Richard Gates.

330.  Adelbert's death record in MI, Date of Import: May 9, 2000.

331.  Richard Gates.

332.  Birth Record.

333.  Loretta Gates.

334.  Sheyma.

335.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary.

336.  Donald Gates.

337.  Loretta Gates.

338.  Donald Gates.

339.  Loretta Gates.

340.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, Grand Rapids Press Wednesday February 20, 1974.

341.  Grover Gates.

342.  Grand Rapids Press Obituary, of father and mother.

343.  Cato Citizen, June 24, 1948 Wedding announcemement.

 

 

1.  ELISHA6 GATES  (JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)1 was born August 07, 1772 in Preston, CT, and died Bef. March 28, 1849 in Richland, Oswego County, NY.  He married ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN, daughter of ROBERT TOWN and ELIZABETH HAWES.  She was born April 30, 1783 in Mass, and died 1863 in Richland, Oswego County, NY2.

 

Notes for ELISHA GATES:

Headstone on grave reads 1773-1849.

 

1800 Census Litchfield, Herkimer, NY [Ezra and Seth are here too.. they are neighbors 3-4 doors down]

  Gates, Elisha age 15-25 (Elisha)

        Male age 15-25 (another brother maybe??) their father died in 1798

        Male age 15-25 (possibly brother Avery)

        Female under 10 (Betsey)

        female 15-25 Betsey, his wife

 

New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920

Name: Elisha Gates

Event: Lived 

Year: 1800 

Place: Litchfield & Fairfield 

County: Herkimer 

Province: New York 

Source: Reel 21, 1800 Federal Census of New York, Microfilm Series M32 

Publisher: National Archives, Washington, DC. 

Additional info: See Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Page: 535 

 

 

1810 Census Litchfield, Herkimer, NY

Gates, Elisha (aged 26 -44  he is 38)

Betsey born 1783  (aged 26-44)

Son, b. 1795-1800 (or brother?)

Dau (Betsey) b. 1801/1810 (1801)

Dau b. 1801/1810

Dau b 1801/1810

 

1820 Census

Elisha,

wife Betsey 26-45 yrs (37)

another female ( sister?) 26-45

Son b 1794/1802

Son/Nephew b. 1794-1802

Dau (Betsey) b1794/1802 (1801)

Son b 1802/1804

Son b 1802/1804

Dau b 1804/1809

Son (Robert) b. 1810/20 (1813)

Son (Sewel) b 1810/20 (1816)

Dau b 1810/20

 

1830 Census Richland, Oswego, NY

Elisha

M 50-70 ( he is 58 yrs old)

F 50-70 ( wife is47, so is this his sister the other female living with him in 1820?)

F 15-20 ( youngest daughter still at home)

 

1840 Census Elisha Gates Richland, Oswego, NY

      M 5-10

     Two M 20-30

     M 60-70 (this is Elisha)

      F Under 5

      F 15-20

      F 20-30

      F 50-60

 

 

From Meeting Minutes town of Litchfield, Herkimer, NY Mar 5 1816,

Elisha Gates is listed as Constable and Collector

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Richland Courier ~ March 28, 1849 - Died at his residence in this town on Thursday morning last, Elisha Gates, aged 76 years. Mr. Gates was one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, having settled here in 1829. He has always sustained the character of an upright, industrious man and a good neighbor.

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"This article of agreement made this 24th of November 1834 between Pervis N. Dewey and Elisha Gates as follows to wit that Pervis N Dewey agrees that if the state of New York should claim any part of the North 85 1/2 acres of lot 74 this day equally divided between the said parties, the said Pervis N Dewey agrees to (illegible word) his half of the expense of such claim and loss but of the title should prove good then this article be void.   (signed ) Pervis N Dewey"  (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, NY)

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"This article of agreement made this 24th day of November 1834 between Elisha Gates and Pervis N Dewey wherein Elisha Gates agrees to give Pervis N Dewey a right and privelege to cross from the North West corner of his farm to land this day deeded him by said Elisha Gates with a team or otherwise as he pleases and whenever for the sum of six pence.  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of David Dewey by Elisha Gates" (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, Oswego, NY)

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For value received we, the undersigned, widow and heirs at law of the late Elisha Gates of Richland, Oswego, NY, deceased hereby (illegible), release, align and convey unto Sewell Gates of the town of county and state aforesaid all (illegible) (illegible) each of our right, title, interest, claim and demand, which we or of either of us now have or henceto forth have (illegible) of in or to the goods, chattels, credits and personal estate which were of the said Elisha Gates, deceased, of every (illegible) (illegible) (illegible) whatever to have and to hold the said goods, chattels, credits and personal estate unto the said Sewell, his heirs and (illegible) forever.

In witness whereof we have hereunto let our hand and seals this 23rd day Sept 1849 (signed) F W Doane, Anna Doane, Albert Holmes, H. L. Lewis (from papers at Historical Museum, Pulaski, NY)

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        In the name of God amen- I, Elisha Gates of the town of Richland in the county of Oswego and state of New York at the age of 70 years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say

        First, I give and bequeath to Angeline Homes (sic) and Albert G. Homes (sic) children of my daughter Betsey, deceased, each the sum of ___ (left blank) dollars.

        2nd, I give and bequeath to Hiram L and Ann G Lewis, children of my daughter Anna, deceased, each the sum of ___ (left blank) dollars- the above legacies to be a charge upon my personal and real estate.       

        Then I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods, chattels of what nature or kind soever to my wife Betsey and my children Emily, Robert and Sewell, each share and share alike.

        4th I give and devise all my soul estate of every name and nature whatsoever to my said wife Betsey and my said children, Emily, Robert and Sewell each share and share alike.  The above provisions for my said wife to be accepted by her in lien of dower.

        5th thereby appoint my sons Robert and Sewell the executors of my last will and testament hereby directing them to pay all my debts out of my personal estate hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

        In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord eight hundred forty nine. (not signed-- most likely copy of one used)

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from History of Herkimer County, New York : [illustr]ated with portraits of many of its citizens

Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1893, 881 pgs. "       At that meeting the following officers were elected:  ...Elisha Gates, Elijah Gates, jr., and Jesse Burgess, constables; Elisha Gates, collector;..."

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Military minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821

 

Herkimer county.

Brigade of infantry in the county of Herkimer:

Lt Col Jonah Knapp's regiment:

Ruloff Root, capt, vice W. Eddy, resigned; Charles Christian, lt, vice R. Root , promoted; Lovewell Hutchins, ensign, vice C. Christian, promoted.

Lt. Col Christoper P. Bellinger's regiment: 27th regiment of infantry

Seldon Morgan, captain, vice R. Shoemaker, promoted; Peter G. Helmer, lt, vice S. Morgan, promoted; Thomas B. Gillaspie, ensign, vice P.G. Helmer, promoted, Elisha Gates, quartermaster, vice J. W. Clapsattel, resigned.

 

 

More About ELISHA GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

Census: 1810, Lists him with wife, Betsey, SON br. 1795-1800, Daughter Betsey b. 1801, DAUGHTER b. 1802/1810, DAUGHTER b. 1802/1810

 

Notes for ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN:

1850 Census 12th day Feb

in household of Sewell F Gates 35 b NY farmer

                          Mary  23 b. NY

                          Betsy mother 66 b. Mass

                          Baxter S 11 b NY

                          Martha B 11 b. NY

 

 

Full name Elizabeth, resident of Oswego since 1830

 

More About ELIZABETH "BETSEY" TOWN:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY2

       

Children of ELISHA GATES and ELIZABETH TOWN are:

                   i.    UNKNOWN7 GATES, b. Bet. 1795 - 1800.

2.               ii.    BETSEY GATES, b. January 07, 1801; d. May 25, 1835, NY.

                 iii.    UNKNOWN GATES, b. Abt. 1803.

                 iv.    UNKNOWN GATES, b. Abt. 1803.

3.               v.    EMILY GATES, b. September 20, 1807.

4.              vi.    ROBERT TOWN GATES, b. June 29, 1813, Litchfield/Winfield, Herkimer County, NY; d. December 01, 1892, Richland, Oswego County, NY.

5.             vii.    SEWELL TOWN GATES, b. September 22, 1815, Herkimer, NY; d. August 21, 1894, Pulaski, Oswego, NY.

6.            viii.    ANNA MIRANDA GATES, b. Abt. 1818; d. Bef. 1848.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  BETSEY7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)3 was born January 07, 1801, and died May 25, 1835 in NY.  She married HARTLY HOLMES February 19, 1824 in Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY, son of JESSENIAH HOLMES.  He was born March 07, 1802 in Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY, and died November 09, 1880 in Homer, Champaigne, IL.

 

Notes for HARTLY HOLMES:

October 1847, Hartly Holmes left Holmesville, NY and arrived Maumee City, OH on the 10th.

 

1850 Census  Waynesfield, Lucas, OH

1860 Census Township 18 N Range 8 E, Champaign, IL

 

More About HARTLY HOLMES and BETSEY GATES:

Marriage: February 19, 1824, Litchfield now Winfield, Herkimer, NY

       

Children of BETSEY GATES and HARTLY HOLMES are:

7.                i.    ANN JULINE8 HOLMES, b. February 09, 1826, Holmesville, NY; d. November 06, 1906, Winfield Kansas?.

                  ii.    ALBERT GATES HOLMES3, b. February 20, 1828, Holmesville/Richland, Oswego, NY; d. November 1851, Nevada City, CA.

                 iii.    LEVANT MERRILL HOLMES, b. October 15, 1830; d. December 18, 1837, Richland, Oswego County, NY.

 

 

3.  EMILY7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)3 was born September 20, 18074.  She married WINSOR WHIPPLE5 Bet. July 1849 - July 18506, son of BENEGER WHIPPLE and NAOMI.  He was born December 31, 17997.

 

Notes for EMILY GATES:

 

 

 

 

Notes for WINSOR WHIPPLE:

Richland Courier ~  June 30, 1847 - Died in Albion on Sunday the 27th, inst., after an

illness of only five days, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Winsor Whipple, Esq., in the 41st year of her

age. The death of Mrs. Whipple is deeply mourned by a large circle of acquaintances in

the town where she resided and her funeral was attended with a sorrowing train whom her

Christian virtues and amiable disposition had attached to her during her residence in that

section.

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1850 Census Albion, Oswego, NY 29th of July

 Whipple, Winsor 49, farmer married w/in yr. born NY

        Emily 40 Born NY

        Benajah (Male) Teacher, 20, b. NY

        Caroline 16, b. NY

        Sarah 14, b. NY

        Laura Ann 10 b. nY

        De Los W. 7 b. NY

1860 Census Albion, Oswego, NY 29th June all born NY

 Whipple, Winsor 59 farmer

        Emily 50

        Delos W. 17

        Frank 9

        Laura A. 20

1870 Census Albion, Oswego, NY July 9th ( all below are farming)

 Whipple, Winsor 69

        Emily 60

next two houses: Heads of household are Frank w/ Etta, Isaac C. w/ Mary and children Jessie, Jennie, Fredric

 

More About WINSOR WHIPPLE and EMILY GATES:

Marriage: Bet. July 1849 - July 18508

       

Child of EMILY GATES and WINSOR WHIPPLE is:

8.                i.    FRANK GATES8 WHIPPLE, b. April 06, 1851, Albion, Orleans, NY.

 

 

4.  ROBERT TOWN7 GATES (ELISHA6, JOSHUA5, CALEB4, THOMAS3, STEPHEN2, THOMAS1)9 was born June 29, 1813 in Litchfield/Winfield, Herkimer County, NY10, and died December 01, 1892 in Richland, Oswego County, NY11,12.  He married (1) SARAH A. BACKUS13 in Winfield, Herkimer, NY.  She was born 1814 in NY14, and died 1838 in Richland, Oswego County, NY14.  He married (2) THERESSA O. PARISH14,15,16,17,18,19 January 19, 1841 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York20, daughter of ISAAC PARISH and REBECCA MEIGS.  She was born 1820 in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont21,22, and died Bef. May 09, 1900 in Richland, Oswego County, NY23.

 

Notes for ROBERT TOWN GATES:

Robert T. Gates died Dec 1, 1892 in S Richland of a cerebral hemorrhage/paralysis, at 79yrs, 5 mos, 2 days. Born Winfield.   Retired farmer, married.  Resident of Richland for 43 yrs.  father Elisha born VT, mother Betsey born Winfield, married Winfield.  Doctor J.L. Moore (from Holmesville) looked after him for the 30 days between attack and death.  Buried McClellan Cemetery off US Rte 81, Exit 33, Cty Rd 28,

Lehigh Rd.

 

Robert's middle name appears as T. and F. both in census records of NY. If it was T, I suspect it to be Town(e)- his mother's maiden name. If it is F. I suspect it to be Frederick.

 

Moved to Richland in 1849?

1855 Census of Richland states he was there since 1835.

1850 Census lists him in Richland on Oct 22 as Robert F Gates, 36 with wife Theresa 30, son Merels 17, dau Betsey A. 14, dau Julia R. 7.

1860 Census lists him Robert T. Gates, 48 years with wife Theresa P. 42 yrs, Julia 17, Sooel (sic) 9, Emily 7, Lucia 6, Carrie 4, and Robert 2/12. Judson Wilmoth 20 farm laborer.

1870 Census lists him as Robert 57 yrs, farmer with wife Theresa 50, keeps house, Sewell 19, farm laborer, Emily 17 helps with chores, Lucia 16 helps with chores and Robert 9 in school.

1850 Census Richland Oswego NY Oct 22nd

      Gates, Robert F. 32 farmer b. NY

        Theresa 30

                 Merels 17

                 Betsey A 14

                 Julia R 7

       

1880 Census lists Robert T. Gates as living with Sewel E. Gates, 29 yrs, farmer born NY, mother and father born NY, Robert is listed as 66 father to head of house, farmer born NY parents born MA, with Theresa P, 60 keeping house father born CT, mother born CT.

 

Published in 1878 Churches in S Richland NY

Robert Gates is listed as a Trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church of S. Richland

 

1866-1867 Business Directory lists Robert T. Gates, Holmesville, Carpenter

 

Estate Papers from Richland, Oswego, NY

Robert T Gates  dead one year on  Dec 1 1893

Widow Theresa P.

Children:

Murrow son/adult residing Sparta, MI (this is Adelbert Merrill)

Elishar/Elisher son/adult Pratham, NY

Mary Burch dau/adult Grand Rapids, MI

Sarah Heaton dau/adult Baldwinsville, NY

Betsey A. Reddy dau/adult Eagle Harbor, NY

Julia Wood dau/adult Pulaski, NY

Emma Willis dau/adult S Richland, NY

Sewel E. Gates son/adult S Richland, NY

Robert F. son/adult Brownville, NY

Ida Myers grddau S Richland, NY

 

Fernwood, NY was once called Holmesville, but after roughly 1900 the area became known as Fernwood.  The Willis family, for whom the cemetery was named, lived nearby, although there are no gravestones bearing their name.

 

Gates, Robert B.      1813-1892

  (Father of Sarah A. Gates who mar. Charles Heaton) 

Gates, Sarah A. Backus, his wife    1814-1838

 

 

More About ROBERT TOWN GATES:

Burial: 1892, S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY24

Census: June 1860, Pulaski, Oswego, NY25

Fact: Moved to Richland in 183526

Living: 1849, Living in  Richland Oswego NY in 1849

Number of Times Married: 1855, Census lists twice27

 

More About SARAH A. BACKUS:

Burial: McClelland Cemetery, Richland, Oswego, NY

 

More About ROBERT GATES and SARAH BACKUS:

Marriage: Winfield, Herkimer, NY

 

Notes for THERESSA O. PARISH:

1900 Oswego Palladium May 9th--Richland " Mrs. F.A. Willis was called to Fernwood last week by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Gates." (Theresa Parish Gates)

 

More About THERESSA O. PARISH:

Burial: S Richland Cemetery/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY28

Moved to: 1836, To Richland 29

 

Marriage Notes for ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH:

Witnesses John D. and Jane Parish

 

More About ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH:

Marriage: January 19, 1841, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York30

       

Children of ROBERT GATES and SARAH BACKUS are:

9.                i.    ADELBERT MERRILL8 GATES, b. March 05, 1834, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. June 01, 1909, Michigan.

10.             ii.    BETSEY A. GATES, b. August 1835, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. Aft. 1900.

11.            iii.    ELISHA W. GATES, b. 1836, Winfield, Herkimer, NY; d. Abt. December 28, 1916, Mexico, NY.

12.            iv.    MARY M. GATES, b. Abt. 1837, Winfield, Herkimer , NY; d. Aft. 1911, Grand Rapids, MI?.

13.             v.    SARAH A. GATES, b. Abt. 1838; d. July 05, 1924.

 

       

Children of ROBERT GATES and THERESSA PARISH are:

                 vi.    ADELBERT8 GATES31, b. 1844, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ADELBERT GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

14.           vii.    JULIA A. GATES, b. 1844, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. 1924.

               viii.    ANNA GATES31, b. 1846, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ANNA GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

                 ix.    ORVIL GATES31, b. 1849, Richland, Oswego County, NY31; d. 1850, Richland, Oswego County, NY31.

 

More About ORVIL GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY31

 

                  x.    SEWEL E GATES, b. August 1851, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. October 21, 1916, Baldwinsville, Oswego County, NY32.

 

Notes for SEWEL E GATES:

birth year may be 1850

 

Estate Papers from Richland, Oswego, NY

Sewell Gates. Death listed as 10-21-1916

Robert F. brother of Brownsville, NY

Julia Wood sister Pulaski, NY

Emma Willis, sister Pulaski, NY

Sarah Heaton, sister Baldwinsville, NY

Elisher Gates, brother, Mexico NY

Emma  Doyle niece Buffalo, NY        (Betsey's dau so his half niece)

William Reddy nephew Fulton, NY (sis Betsey's son)

Ida Farrell niece of Miles City, MT   (this is the Ida Myers from Robert's will and the name is Fearnall)

LuElla Post niece of Grand Rapids, MI    (Mary Gates Burch's dau)

Carrie Smith niece of Sparta, MI (brother A.M.'s dau)

Mrs Fred Nelson niece Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s dau Celina "Shine")

Asa Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son Arthur C. "Asa")

Bert Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son)

Merrel Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI   (is this Will's son, so he would be grd nephew?)

Dorothy Gates niece Grand Rapids, MI   (A.M's dau?)

Maggie Cummings niece Sparta, MI (actually grand niece through AM's dau Rose)

Grover Gates nephew Grand Rapids, MI (bro A.M.'s son)

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Have in his own hand copy of document stating:

Fernwood, NY Oct 21, 1916

       I Sewell E. Gates being of sound mind do make and delair (sic) this to be my last will and testament

       1st after paying all of my lawful debts I give and bequeath to my sisters Emma Willis of Fernwood, Julia Wood of Pulaski and Robt Gates of Brownville all of my property both personal and real estate to be divided among them equally, share and share alike. I also appoint Robt Gates of Brownville my administrator without hands. Signed Sewel Gates. Witness Bertha Halsey, Franklin C. Dexter

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1900 Census D140 Richland, Oswego, NY

       Gates, Sewell E.  Aug 1851 48 sgl NY NY VT

       Reddy, Betsey A. (sis) Aug 1835 64 widowed mother of 2, 2 living NY NY NY

1901 December 5 Oswego Paper " Richland.  Fernwood, Dec 4-- Mrs. Ferguson, Eagle Harbor, is a guest of Mrs. Ready(sic) at S.E. Gates's.  Thanksgiving was well observed; Dr. and Mrs. Gates and daughter Vivian, Brownville and Mrs. Bebee(sic), mother of Mrs. Gates, accompanied them and the Gates family to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burdick, Dewey's Corners."

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Oswego Paper South Richland- "The Gates family reunion was held this year on Thanksgiving at Mr. S. E. Gates's.  Among those from far away were Dr. Heaton and family of Baldwinsville, and Dr. Robert Gates and family of Brownville."

Oswego Paper 1916 " The will of Sewell E. Gates, who died in Baldwinsville October 21st, leaving an estate of $4,000 personal and $6,000 real property was offered for probate today.  Robert Gates, of Baldwinsville, is the administrator of the estate under the will and relatives share the estate."

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Mon March 12, 1917 Oswego Palladium "The transfer tax appraisal of the estate of Sewel E. Gates shows the value to be $8, 585.83, divided equally between Emma Willis, Julia Wood, and Robert Gates, children (sic) [these are his siblings] each receiving $2, 861,94."

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"Sewell E. Gates Dead.  Fernwood, Oct 23- Sewell E. Gates died at his home on Saturday of pneumonia, having been ill less than a week.  He was born sixty-two years ago on the farm where he died, and had been a lifelong resident of the town.  He had served as a school trustee and for seventeen years preceding his death was town constable.  Mr. Gates never married and is survived by a brother, two sisters, a half brother and half sister. The funeral will be held at the home at Tuesday.  Burial in the Willis cemetery, South Richland."

 

 

More About SEWEL E GATES:

Burial: S. Richland/Willis Cemetery, Fernwood, Oswego, NY

Will: 1893, of his father lists him in S. Richland

 

                 xi.    EMILY/EMMA A. GATES, b. 1853, Richland, Oswego County, NY; d. 1951; m. FRANCIS A. WILLIS33, January 04, 1871; b. Abt. 1852; d. 1928.

 

Notes for EMILY/EMMA A. GATES:

1880 Census lists Emma A.  27, keeping house with husband Frank A. Willis, 28, farmer. Living next to Ludwik Willis 61 yrs and Emaline Willis 38 yrs.  Is Ludwik his father?

1900 Census D140, Richland, Oswego, NY

       Willis, Frank A.  Sept 1851 48  married 27 years NY RI NY farmer  (2 farm laborers and a housekeeper living with them)

                       Emma A. April 1853 47 NY NY VT

1900 Oswego Palladim May 9th--Richland " Mrs. F.A. Willis was called to Fernwood last week by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Gates." (Theresa Parish Gates)

1904, July 13, Oswego Daily Times "Fernowood- Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Willis, Mrs. Wiley and son and Sewel Gates recently visited J.J. mills family of Sandy Creek."

1907 Oswego Daily Palladium " A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Emma Willis in Lake avenue, when her granddaughter, Miss Flora Mae Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lavelar Willis, Fernwood, was married to Leverett H. Bock, Mexico, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Frederick, Lambert North and Miss Ola M Buck, both of Daysville attended the young couple.  A (illegible word) dinner followed the ceremony"

1920 Census of Richland Oswego, NY lists her as Emma A. Willis, age 66 (which would change her birth year to 1854, not 1852) with husband Frank A Willis. Living in S Richland 1893.

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