|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1813|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1894|
Co. G. 100 Ind. Inf.
Husband of Eliza (Cunningham), father of Charles H., George, James, Lewis, Lilly B. & Sarah Quaintance.
Obituary: ANDREW GATES, one of the oldest residents of Tippecanoe county died at his residence four miles east of the city on the Mayflower road at 10:30 Sunday night of paralysis, aged 78. The deceased leaves a wife and one son and numerous relatives and friends to mourn his death. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from his late residence, Rev. Schumm officiating, Interment at Fink cemetery.
[Lafayette Morning Journal, Tuesday, September 11, 1894, Page 4 Col. 3]
Mr. Gates, born in Adams County, Penn, March 4, 1813. His father, JACOB GATES, was a native of Lancaster County, Penn. He married Catherine Suthrey, a native of the same county, and after a few years, moved to Adams County, in the same State. From that point he moved to Preble County, Ohio, where he remained for a period of twenty years, finally locating in Tippecanoe County, Ind. His son Andrew came with him at that time, and, through the years which have followed, has been on the of the honored and respected citizens of this county and the community in which he resides.
On the 31st day of May, 1824 (this is a misprint, should be 1844), he married Eliza Cunningham, a native of Clermont County, Ohio, who came with her parents, John and Sarah Cunningham, to Tippecanoe County in 1831. By this marriage, Mr. Gates is the father of six children, named respectively, JAMES A., LEWIS A., SARAH M., GEORGE W., CHARLES H., and LILLIE B., of whom the two former are deceased.
Mr. Gates is one of the early pioneers of this county, having located here at a time when the present city of Lafayette was a mere frontier village, containing only a few log cabins. After a vigorous struggle with the hardships of pioneer life, he has been rewarded with a goodly portion of this world's goods; a competence which places him beyond the possibility of want, and enables him to pass the declining years of his life in peaceful repose. In the sixty-sixth year of his age, he is still vigorous and healthy, pleasantly situated, and surrounded by a happy family. His home, which is situated three and one half miles south of Lafayette, is well represented in the pages of this volume."
Source: 1878 Historical Atlas, Tippecanoe Co., IN
Jacob Gates (1769 - 1853)
Catherine Gates (1787 - 1876)
Eliza Cunningham Gates (1824 - 1898)
George Washington Gates (1850 - 1911)*
Charles H. Gates (1859 - 1880)*
Lilly B. Gates (1865 - 1880)*
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Apr 23, 2004
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