Catherine Gates

25 January 1820–
Ferguson Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Gates was born on 25 January 1820, in Ferguson Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Gates Jr, was 31 and her mother, Dorothy Ann Truby, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Henry Gates Jr
1789–1857
Dorothy Ann Truby
1791–1846
George Washington Gates
1814–1903
John Gates
1842–
Jacob II Gates
1834–1837
Frederick Gates
1816–1898
Joseph Gates
1818–
Catherine Gates
1820–
Susannah E. Gates
1825–1903
Margaret Gates
1828–
Henry Getz III
1830–1886
Henry Gates III
1830–1896
Sarah Elizabeth Gates
1838–
David Rittenhouse Porter Gates
1840–1920

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Gates Jr

    Male1789–1857Male

    Female1791–1846Female

siblings

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+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 43

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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 ).

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

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