William Charles Gates

12 March 1902–1971 (Age 68)
Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Charles

When William Charles Gates was born on 12 March 1902, in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Humphreys Gates, was 38 and his mother, Alice Holloway, was 35. He married Florence May Downton on 3 August 1930, in Islington, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1971, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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William Charles Gates
Florence May Downton
Marriage: 3 August 1930
Alan Ernest Gates

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1930Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale
    Age 2
    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
    Age 6
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High
    Age 19
    British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • William Gates in household of Thomas Gates, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
    • William C Gates, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
    • William Charles Gates, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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