Thomas Gates

8 January 1833–13 March 1896 (Age 63)
London District, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Gates was born on 8 January 1833, in London District, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Hiram Gates, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Maria Sayles, was 24. He married Maria Emidia Tomasa Prudhomme on 28 December 1870, in La Iglesia De Nuestra Senora La Reina De Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Hornitas, Mariposa, California, United States in 1860 and Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 13 March 1896, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Evergreen, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gates
1833–1896
Maria Emidia Tomasa Prudhomme
1848–1879
Marriage: 28 December 1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1870La Iglesia De Nuestra Senora La Reina De Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 15
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1853
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1853: Gadsden Purchase, United States 1854: New Mexico Territory, United States 1855: Dona Ana, New Mexico Territory, United States 1860: Arizona, New Mexico Territory, United States 1862: Dona Ana, New Mexico Territory, United States 1863: Arizona, New Mexico Territory, United States 1863: Arizona Territory, United States 1864: Yuma, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Yuma, Arizona, United States

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Street

    Story Highlight

    CHARLES HENRY GATES

    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 (12)

    • Thos Gates, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas Gates, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • T Gates, "United States Census, 1860"

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