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Henry Gates
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Birth: 1830
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1908
Sidney
Shelby County
Ohio, USA

Son of Henry Gates of York, Pennsylvania


SIDNEY DAILY NEWS, SIDNEY, OH
Monday, October 26, 1908

DROPPED DEAD IN A CORN FIELD

HENRY GATES, AN OLD RESIDENT OF SIDNEY, DIED SUDDENLY THIS AFTERNOON.

Was Husking Corn on the Timeus Farm a Short Distance North of the City.

Henry Gates, an old resident of this city, dropped dead while husking corn in a field on the Timeus farm about a mile north of Sidney this afternoon. Mr. Gates had been working for Mr. Timeus husking corn since last Friday. He was at work in the corn field with Frank Davis, Cora Hendricks, and John Lee and without a moment's warning fell over and expired. His death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.

Gates has had several attacks recently. Several weeks ago while on his way home after a visit at St. Paris, he fell unconscious upon the floor in the Western Ohio depot at Piqua.

For a number of years Mr. Gates had been living with his son, John Gates, on south Walnut avenue. He was about 75 years of age and had resided in Sidney for many years.

Coroner Costolo went out to the Timeus farm this afternoon as soon as the news of Mr. Gates' sudden death reached the city. The body was brought to Sidney and taken to the home of his son on Walnut avenue where the funeral services will be held.


SIDNEY DAILY NEWS, SIDNEY, OH
Tuesday, October 27, 1908

FUNERAL SERVICE TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Funeral of Henry Gates Will Be Held at the Home of His Son on South Walnut Avenue.

The funeral services of Henry Gates, who died suddenly while husking corn in a corn field on the Timeus farm, a short distance north of Sidney Monday afternoon, will be held at the home of his son, John Gates, with whom he had been making his home on Walnut avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be at Graceland cemetery.

Gates' remains were brought to the city by an undertaker Monday evening. Those who were with him at work in the field say that death came upon him without a moment's warning. He was about 75 years of age and had been a resident of Sidney for many years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary E. Gates (1849 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Gates (1851 - 1921)*
  James Edward Gates (1863 - 1940)*
  Clara Anna Bell Gates Loffer (1864 - 1929)*
  John F. Gates (1871 - 1939)*
  Sarah Etta Gates Cleary (1875 - 1948)*
  Theodore Elmer Gates (1877 - 1913)*
  Minnie M. Gates (1879 - 1890)*
  Bertha Gates (1883 - 1914)*
  Viola L. Gates Smeltzer (1884 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Sidney
Shelby County
Ohio, USA
Plot: 232-5
 
Created by: Jenny Brown
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99484145
Henry Gates
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Henry Gates
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- Joan Shoffner
 Added: Jan. 18, 2013
 
 
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