Otis Eli Gates

Male1 May 1909–6 February 1972

Brief Life History of Otis Eli

When Otis Eli Gates was born on 1 May 1909, in Petite Rivière Bridge, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Emmett Reginald Gaetz, was 23 and his mother, Lulu Young, was 19. He married Francis Elizabeth Alders on 5 October 1931, in Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 6 February 1972, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 62, and was buried in Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Otis Eli Gates
Lila Pearl Campbell
Marriage: 15 March 1940

Sources (6)

  • Otis Gates in household of Emmet Gates, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Otis Eli Gates birth record, Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
  • Otis Eli Gates, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1940Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (3)

    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

    Age 12

    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

    1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

    Age 36

    On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

    1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

    Age 46

    The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

    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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