James Bryan Gates

1 December 1887–6 February 1952 (Age 64)
Neola Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Bryan

When James Bryan Gates was born on 1 December 1887, in Neola Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Henry Gates, was 54 and his mother, Lovina Durrant, was 28. He married May Virginia Roberts on 16 November 1913, in Porter, Quay, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Porter, Quay, New Mexico, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 9 San Jon, Quay, New Mexico, United States for about 5 years. He died on 6 February 1952, in San Jon, Quay, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in San Jon, Quay, New Mexico, United States.

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James Bryan Gates
May Virginia Roberts
Marriage: 16 November 1913
Opal Aldonna Gates
James Everett Gates
Charles Bryan Gates

Spouse and Children

16 November 1913
Porter, Quay, New Mexico, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jim B Gates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jim Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jim B Gater, "United States Census, 1920"

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