Katherine F Gates

1925–before 2013 (Age 88)
Washington, United States

The Life of Katherine F

When Katherine F Gates was born in 1925, in Washington, United States, her father, James Robert Gates, was 38 and her mother, Helen Marie Fitch, was 35. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States for about 5 years and Port Williams Election Precinct, Clallam, Washington, United States in 1940. She died before 2013, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Gates
1887–1963
Helen Marie Fitch
1890–1988
Mary Beauregard Gates
1915–2013
Lewis Jerome Gates
1916–1985
Katherine F Gates
1925–2013

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 ).

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

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  • Catherine Gates in household of James Robert Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Gates in household of James Roberto Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine F Gates in household of James R Gates, "United States Census, 1930"

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