James Berry Gates

10 May 1849–21 October 1913 (Age 64)
Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Berry

When James Berry Gates was born on 10 May 1849, in Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, William Gates, was 38 and his mother, Christina Stanfield, was 34. He married Mary Francis Owen on 16 February 1873, in Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Callao Township, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Brookfield Township, Linn, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 21 October 1913, in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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James Berry Gates
Mary Francis Owen
Marriage: 16 February 1873
Roy Gates
Rose Gates
Thomas Cleveland Gates
Francis Gates
Ruth Corrinne Gates

Spouse and Children

16 February 1873
Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States


    Roy Gates


    Rose Gates



    Francis Gates


    Ruth Corrinne Gates


Parents and Siblings



    George Washington Gates


    John William Gates


    Elender Gates


    Joseph Gates


    Catherine Gates


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 17

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Gates, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James B Gates, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Gates in household of William Gates, "United States Census, 1850"

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