Obit: Gates, Edwin H. (1864 - 1953)
Surnames: GATES WITZ NICHELLS NICHALS SETLIN SETHEN RISTAU
----Source: Clark County Press, July 9, 1953, Page 5
Edwin H. GATES, Scion of Pioneer Family
Father was Daniel Gates, Prominent Business Man of Neillsville
Edwin H. Gates, 88, a former resident of the town of Weston, died Wednesday afternoon, July 1, at the Marden nursing home in Greenwood, where he had been for several months. Death was attributed to old age complications.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 7, at 2 P.M. from the Bergemann funeral home with Rev. William Koehler officiating. Interment was in the Neillsville city cemetery.
Mr. Gates was born December 8, 1864, at Neillsville to Daniel and Jane Hewett Gates. He was a resident of Clark County all of his life. he lived for a number of years on the old Gates place, which is now Joy Stanton's farm, south city limits, and later lived in the town of Weston until 1950,when he went to stay at various nursing homes. He worked in the old logging camps of the county several winters. Mr. Gates was a great walker - walking to and from town with a week's supply of groceries.
He was married to Mary Nichells on October 25, 1889, who died in 1896. He later married Mary Witz, who is also deceased.
He was the father of six children: Blanche, deceased; Daniel, last known address, Hamilton, Mont.; Edwin H., somewhere in Massachusetts; Mrs. Nellie Setlin, East End, Sask, Canada; Mrs. Genevieve Ristau, also of East End and James in the Panama Canal Zone.
Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
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My comment: errors in this obit:
Edwin, Jr. died in 1944 (he was my grandfather)
Mary Witz was Anna Jane Witz and she lived until 1965.
Nellie Setlin was Nellie Sethen.
If anyone is related to any of these people, I would love to compare information.
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