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James N. Gates & Isabelle Whitten of Winnfield, LA
Posted by: Mary K. Johnson Date: March 15, 2002 at 19:53:28
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I am seeking information on the family of James Newton Gates of Winnfield, LA. This is all I know about them:

[QUOTE] From: July 6, 1945 Winnfield News American

Funeral Services For James N. Gates This Afternoon
Died Thursday Morning; Services at Baptist Church 4 P. M.

Funeral services for James Newton Gates, age 90, who died at his home here early Thursday morning will be held this afternoon at four o'clock at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. McBride, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Alwin Stokes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the Winnfield Cemetery.

The deceased has been ill for the past six months and had he lived until September, he would have been 91 years old. His mother lived within a few days of her 100th birthday.

He was born in Mississippi and at the age of three came with his parents to Winn Parish where he spent his early manhood. After his first marriage he moved to Texas where he remained until 1918 when he came back to Winn Parish. He has been a member of the Baptist church for 70 years and held membership in the Masonic fraternity, Eastern Star Lodge No. 151, F. & A. M.

He was twice married, the first time to Miss Adeline Brittain, member of a well-known family of Rapides and Winn Parishes, who died in 1924. The second marriage was to Mrs. Amanad Killingsworth, who with seven of his twelve children survive him. The children are W. R. Gates, Alexandria, E. C. Gates, Edgewood, Texas, W. M. Gates, Wheelwright, Texas, Mrs. Isabelle Whitten, Brookston, Texas, John L. Gates, West Monroe, Mrs. Reta Fluitt, Pineville, and Mrs. Lena McElroy, Winnfield; 30 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; one brother, Elisha Gates, Pollock.

Specifically, I am interested in his daughter Mrs. Isabelle Whitten. I am hoping she is the Isabelle that my uncle, Henry Lilton Whitten, married around 1925. Henry was living in the Winnfield or Quitman areas of Louisiana when he and Isabelle married. Can you help, or do you know someone who might can help?

Mary K. Johnson

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