Elizabeth Ann Gates

6 January 1877–15 April 1953 (Age 76)
Bruce, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Gates was born on 6 January 1877, in Bruce, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Gates, was 50 and her mother, Agnes Naomi Lano, was 34. She married Thomas James Hills on 13 March 1901, in Grey, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 15 April 1953, in Amabel Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hepworth, South Bruce Peninsula, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas James Hills
Elizabeth Ann Gates
Marriage: 13 March 1901
Ann Elizabeth Hills
Jessie Ellen Hills
Ernest George Hills

Spouse and Children

13 March 1901
Grey, Ontario, Canada


    Ann Elizabeth Hills


    Jessie Ellen Hills


    Ernest George Hills


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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 9

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 29

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Elizabeth Gates in household of George Gates, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Elizabeth A Hills in household of Thomas J Hills, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • *Abeth Ann Gates in entry for Jessie Ellen Hills, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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