James Berry Gates

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

The Life Summary 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
Charles LeRoy 'Roy' Gates
Rose Gates
Thomas Cleveland Gates
Francis Gates
Ruth Corrinne Gates

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  • Marriage
    16 February 1873Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    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

    English: variant of Gate with plural or excrescent -s. The English surname Gate has three possible origins: (i) a topographic name from Middle English gate ‘gate’ (Old English geat, dative plural gatum), denoting someone who lived by a gate or set of gates (possibly sometimes an occupational name for a gate keeper; compre Yates); (ii) in northern England, the East Midlands, and East Anglia, a topographic name from Middle English gate ‘street, road, path’ (Old Norse gata) for someone who lived by a road (compare Street ); (iii) a nickname meaning ‘goat’, from northern Middle English gate, gait (Old English gāt, Old Norse geitr).Americanized form of German Götz (see Goetz ).Americanized form (translation into English) of French Barrière (see Barriere ).

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

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    Sources (10)

    • James Gates, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James B Gates, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Legacy NFS Source: James Berry Gates - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: James Berry Gates

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