Henry Gatewood I

1 October 1875–4 November 1953 (Age 78)
Marshall, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Gatewood I was born on 1 October 1875, in Marshall, Mississippi, United States, his father, Lafayette Gatewood, was 35 and his mother, Mary Hugh Walker, was 30. He married Mary Howell Ethridge on 20 September 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Holly Springs, Marshall, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Beat 1, Marshall, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 4 November 1953, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Gatewood I
Mary Howell Ethridge
Marriage: 20 September 1917
Henry Leroy Gatewood II
Mary Walker Gatewood
Frances Ethridge Gatewood

Spouse and Children


    Mary Howell Ethridge


20 September 1917


    Henry Leroy Gatewood II


    Mary Walker Gatewood


    Frances Ethridge Gatewood


Parents and Siblings

    Lafayette Gatewood


    Mary Hugh Walker




    Mary Gatewood


    Thomas Gatewood


    Charles Tomilson


    Thomas Gatewood


    Mary Walker Gatewood


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 2

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There are places called Gate Wood End, South Yorkshire, Gatewood Hill, Hampshire, and Gatewood House Farm, Leicestershire. The first is named from an Old Norse geyt ‘rushing stream or spring’; the second is from Old English gāt ‘goat’; the etymology of the Leicestershire place name is not known.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Gatewood in household of L Gatewood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Gatewood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Gatewood, "United States Census, 1920"

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