1920 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Georges TWP no. 1 - 3 Feb 1920
Gates, Charles Head M W 29 M Penn Penn Penn Bricklayer
Ruth Wife F W 23 M Penn Penn Penn
William J. Son M W 11/12 S Penn Penn Penn
1930 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Georges TWP - 24 April 1930
350 350 Glendale Road to Mountain
Gates, Charles J. Head M W 38 M 26 Penn Penn Penn Farmer
Ruth Wife F W 32 M 20 Penn Penn Penn
William Son M W 11 S Penn Penn Penn
Mary E. Dau F W 10 S Penn Penn Penn
Florence Dau F W 8 S Penn Penn Penn
Charles R. Son M W 6 S Penn Penn Penn
Walter Son M W 4 7/12 S Penn Penn Penn
Dora Dau F W 3 3/12 S Penn Penn Penn
Mary (Maryon) Dau F W 2 S Penn Penn Penn
1936 Vance-Brownfield Funeral Home Records
RUTH KATHRYN GATES(Charles) 7-14-1898 8-31-1936
Father: Walter Miller Mother: Hattie Show
Mt. Moriah cem. Smithfield Pa.
1940 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Georges TWP - 22 April 1940
406 Smithfield R #1
Gates, Charles Head M W 49 Wd Penn Stone Mason, WPA
William Son M W 21 S Penn Farmer
Mary Dau F W 20 S Penn
Florance Dau F W 18 S Penn
Charles Jr. Son M W 16 S Penn
Walter Son M W 14 S Penn
Dora Dau F W 12 S Penn
Marion Son M W 11 S Penn
Kenneth Son M W 8 S Penn
From Jim Emme:
Charles James Gates married Ruth Kathryn Miller. She
was b. 7/14/1898, d. 8/31/1936, bur. Mt Moriah cem.
Daughter of Walter Miller and Hattie Showaccord to
Vance-Brownfield, p 60.
Their children: (1) Elizabeth M. Gates, b.
11/30/1917, d. 12/11/1917, bur Mt Moriah cemaccord to
Vance-Brownfield, p 18. (2) Marion L. Gates, b.
4/11/1928, d. 2/5/1956, single, bur. Mt Moriahaccord
to RFTP p 196. (3) Kenneth Lee Gates, b. 12/18/1930,
d. 1/3/1984, bur Maple Grove cemaccord to RFTP, p
378. (4) Betty Sue Gates, b. 7/25/1934, d.
7/27/1934, bur Mt Moriah cem accord to
Vance-Brownfield, p 56.
From lmyers AT dkdpmco.com :
Your information on the children of Charles James Gates (son of Basil Gates and Susan Roderick) and
Ruth Kathryn Gates is incomplete. In addition to Elizabeth, William, Marion, Kenneth and Betty Sue,
Charles and Ruth\'s other children were Mary Ellen, Virginia Florence, Dora Catherine, Charles Ray
Gates and Walter Meredith Gates. Mary Ellen Gates was my mother.
2009 Obituary of Walter Gates from findagrave.com
Aug. 15, 1925
Death: Sep. 23, 2009
West Virginia, USA
Walter "Bud" Gates age 84 years of Smithfield, Pennsylvania passed away Wednesday September 23, 2009
at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.
He was born in Springhill Township, Fayette County, Pa., on August 15, 1925, the son of the now late
Charles Gates and Ruth Miller Gates.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dennis Gates in 1996; two
sisters, Mary Myers and Florence Nixon; and four brothers, Charles, William, Kenneth and Marion.
He attended the White House Free Methodist Church with his wife Dorothy for many years.
He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for United States Department of Forestry.
He was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Army. He was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 747, Point Marion, Pa., the Point Marion F.O.E. and American Legion.
He is survived by two daughters: Kathryn Kanosky and her husband John of Mannington, West Virginia
and Janet Gates and her companion Thom Boynton of Ocoee, Florida; also three grandchildren and three
great grandchildren; one sister, Dora Verbus; and very dear friend, Donna Hartman.
The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL H O M E, Smithfield, Pa., today
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, September 25, 2009 until 11 a.m. when Services will be
conducted with the Reverend Robert Whoolery officiating.
Internment will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield, Pennsylvania. Full Military Rites will be
accordedat the cemetery by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, Pa.
Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery