James B. Gates jr.

1871–1950 (Age 79)
Washington Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of James B.

When James B. Gates jr. was born on 4 January 1871, in Washington Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, James Barrett Gates, was 45 and his mother, Jane Pugh, was 41. He married Ella Myrtle Thomas on 14 April 1895, in Monroe, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 17 February 1950, in Beallsville, Monroe, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79.

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James B. Gates jr.
Ella Myrtle Thomas
Marriage: 14 April 1895
Odette Gates
Earl M Gates
Ida Marie Gates
Vandella Gates
Leonard N Gates
Clyde Gates
Meribah Gates
Dorothy I. Gates

Spouse & Children

  • Male1871–1950Male

  • Ella Myrtle Thomas


14 April 1895
Monroe, Ohio, United States


  • Female1896–1971Female

  • Male1898–1978Male

  • Ida Marie Gates


  • Vandella Gates


  • Leonard N Gates


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Barrett Gates


  • Female1829–1901Female



  • Morgan Gates


  • Meribah Gates


  • Mara Bee Gates


  • John P Gates


  • Female1855–1947Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James B Gates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James B Gates, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James B Gates Jr. in household of James B Gates, "United States Census, 1900"

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