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Gates, George E. 1868-ca1937


Posted By: Monica
Date: 4/13/2012 at 12:20:41

I am not related and have no further information on this. This is taken from a scrapbook of Clara "Jones" McCartney. Glued in a book, most do not have dates on them.


A large number of friends and relatives gathered at the Congregational churhc in Edgewood July 5th to pay their last respects to the memory of George Rdgar Gates, native of Clayton county and public spirited citizen.The Rev. Ernest L. True, pastor of the Baptist church at Jesup, was in charge, assited by the Rev. T. R. Gray of Edgewood.

Don Rhines sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" with the accompaniment by his daughter, June Evelyn. There were flowers in profusion. Attending the casket were Masonic brothers of the deceased: R. L. Pheleps, L. L. Shaffer, Earl Gleason, Merle Martin, Earl Wooldridge and Herman Lewis. Burial was made in the Edgewood cemetery beside the wife of the departed.

Born in 1868
George Edgar Gates, more familiarly known as "Ed", was born in Elk township, Clayton County, Ia., August 31, 1868 and died just short of the age of 70. He was educated in the schools of his home community and in the Elkader schools.

At Elkader on October 26, 1898(this is crossed out and in pen says 1899) occured the rite which united his life with that of Olive Jane Munger. One daughter was born to this union, now Mrs. Mera Aileen Austin of Beloit, Wis., and two sons, George E. Gates of El Monte, Calif., and John W. Gates of Edgewood. there are also six grandchildren, a brother, Isaac P. Gates and a nephew, Lloyd Gates.

For years in partnership with S. W. Robinson, Mr. Gates was active in the cabinet and undertaking trade. In earlier life he was a valued assistant to C. H. True in horticulture.
For 14 years G. E. Gates held the appointment of Postmaster in Edgewood. As secretary to the board of education his term of office lasted 35 years. Mr. Gates was a valued member of the Masonic Fraternity.

Mrs. Gates passed away in 1918. For twenty years, during the blooming season, the surviving husband had placed a floral offering each Sunday morning on the resting place of the departed wife.


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