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Fred Emmet Gates (1876-1918)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 5/25/2017 at 08:43:08

From Nevada Evening Journal December 4, 1918 (page 5)


Services for Well Known Nevada Man Held Tuesday

Funeral services for the late Fred Emmitt Gates, whose death on Monday morning at 6:00 o'clock was announced in Monday's Evening Journal, was held from the home on First avenue north Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, C. C. Root, pastor of the Church of Christ officiating and interment was made in the Nevada cemetery.

Fred Emmitt Gates was born in Nevada November 10, 1876, and died in the same city December 2, 1918. He was the second son of William and Agnes Gates, both of whom are now deceased. He was reared in Nevada; attended the public schools and as soon as he reached young manhood, took a place in his father's blacksmith shop. He became a proficient workman at that trade and of later years had been engaged in the business with his brother William R. Gates and for the past few months had conducted the business himself.

He was united in marriage on Jan. 2 of this year to Mrs. Edith Snelling-Abbott and they had established their home in a cottage on First avenue north where he was taken ill and died.

He had contracted the influenza some weeks ago but recovered from the first attack but was again taken will about a week before he died. It developed into pneumonia, heart trouble developed also and he gradually fell until he was called by death on Monday morning.

He leaves besides his wife and a step-daughter one brother and one sister. The brother is William R. Gates of this city and the sister Mrs. Mabel Wadsworth of Longmont, Colorado. The latter was unable to get here for the funeral because of the health condition of the country and the danger of traveling, added to sickness in her own home.

Fred Gates was one of the best known young business men of the city and he was held in high regard by a wide circle of friends over the count who knew him for his many sterling qualities. His ever evident kindness and thoughtfulness for others was a characteristic that stood out prominently in his life, he was always cheerful and cordial in his relation with others and was wholehearted and generous to a fault.

The family of the deceased will receive the most profound sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their hours of bereavement.


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