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131 - 3 John Senior Gotts and Frederick

John Sr 4936 died aged 90 in 1896 Ohio, his wife Elizabeth 4943 died in 1886 aged 79, Ohio.


John Jr 4939

John was a stonemason and ran a quarry. He fought in the Civil War, called up or enlisted July 1862 Cleveland, age 18 in the 12th Ohio Vol Infantry. He married Mary M Davis in 1870, but he died of heart disease in 1883. There are no children noted in the 1880 census in East Cleveland.

They are in Aitcheson, Kansas in 1885, with the surname ‘Gates’ and children born in Ohio:

Frederick George 4947

Frederick George was born in 1849 in Germany. He joined the 12th Ohio Cavalry in 1863, a month after his brother Henry. He started as a private and was Bugler by the time he was discharged in 1865.


He married Sadie 4948 Jennison in Kansas City, Missouri in 1871, though clearly they go back to East Cleveland as he appears in a City Directory in 1874.

By 1894 they had moved to Los Angeles, appearing in Voter registers, and City directories:

1894 Fred G Gates, bricklayer, 140 N Anderson (Effie A Gates his dau also there)

1895, 96 Fred G Gates, brick contractor 426 Philadelphia

1896 Frederick Gotts Gates, 113 E 3d General delivery (Voter registration):




1897 Fred G Gates, brick contractor at at 549 Maple

Nothing from 1898-1900

1901 Fred G Gotts, mason, 200W 39th St LS

1902, 04,05 Fred G Gotts, contractor, 200W 39th St LS

1908 & 10 Fred G Gotts, contractor, 200W 39th St LS (Voter registration)

It is as if Frederick George did not know his surname was Gotts until 1900, or had not seen the entry in the City directories. Maybe he could not read his own name.

Their son Fred Arthur Gotts is a bricklayer/mason in LA:

1900  Frederick A, bricklayer, 1040 S Olive




1902, 05 Frederick A, bricklayer, 200W 39th St LS (same address as his parents. Were his parents somewhere else in 1900 so he could not live with them?


Frederick George’s wife Sadie is listed in the City directories after his death in 1911 at the same address, until 1915



  

In 1920 Sadie is listed as Sadie L Gates, and has her grandson William Rathbun living with her. He is Effie’s son from her marriage to William Rathbun:

















In 1920 Sadie is listed as Sadie L Gates, and has her grandson William Rathbun living with her. He is Effie’s son from her marriage to William Rathbun:

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