Charles Henry Gates

12 March 1828–30 August 1863 (Age 35)
London, Middlesex, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Gates was born on 12 March 1828, in London, Middlesex, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, Hiram Gates, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Maria Sayles, was 19. He married Elizabeth Ann Butler on 24 October 1858, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 30 August 1863, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Providence City Cemetery, Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Gates
Elizabeth Ann Butler
Marriage: 24 October 1858
William Henry Gates
Sarah Ann Gates
Hyrum Gates Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1858North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 4
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    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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    Story Highlight


    CHARLES HENRY GATES, son of Hiram Gates, and Sarah Maria Sayles was born 12 March 1828 in London District, Upper Canada. Henry was the second child and first son born to this union. Hiram Gates, …

    Sources (23)

    • Henry Gates in household of John Rose, "United States Census, 1850" for Pottawattamie County, Iowa
    • Charles Henry Shirts in entry for Sarah Ann Gates Shirts, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Henry Gates in household of Wesley Rose, "United States Census, 1850" for Salt Lake City, Utah

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