Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Obituary ~ Sarah Frances (GATES) WHITE ~ 13 January 1938

Cropped from photograph with her father, Edmund Uriah GATES, and siblings. Circa 1915. Flagler, Kit Carson County, Colorado.  [Scroll down for the larger family photograph.]
SOURCE: photograph courtesy of a GATES cousin; emailed 2010.

Sarah GATES was the daughter of Edmund Uriah and Harriet (SPONSLER) GATES.

The Flagler News, Thursday, January 13, 1938:

Mrs. Sarah White Died Sunday Night

Word was received late Sunday night by George Gates of the death of his sister, Mrs. Sarah White, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mrs. White had been in failing health for the past year and was taken to the hospital there several months ago where her condition gradually grew worse.

Wife of one of Flagler’s first business men, Mrs. White had made her home here since 1902 when she and Mr. White came here from Kansas. He passed away in 1931.

Sarah Gates White was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on September 4, 1859, and was 78 years of age. At an early age she moved with her parents to Robinson, Kansas, at that time nearly the frontier of

On February 24, 1878, she was united in marriage with John A. White and they continued to live in Kansas until 1902 when they purchased a hardware store in Flagler, at that time a very small village. They operated the hardware store here until after Mr. White’s death
when Mr. and Mrs. George Gates purchased it.

Mrs. White is survived by her brother, Geo. O. Gates, of Flagler, and a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Spees of Tecumseh, Nebr., as well as two adopted daughters, Mrs. Alice Thorp of Limon, Colo., and Mrs. Myrtle Dennis of Buena Vista, Colo. Two other adopted daughters, Ruth Gates and Nellie White, preceded her in death.

Mrs. White was a charter member of the Flagler chapter of Eastern Star, and a member of the Arriba Christian church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. George P. Gibbs giving the funeral sermon. Interment, in charge of the Shaw Mortuary, was made in the Flagler cemetery beside her late husband.

This Obituary was posted on 5th March 2003. I have found two email addresses for V. Louise. I have emailed both, most recently January 2011. However, all of my emails have come back "undeliverable."

I am sure there are living descendants of the adopted children of Sarah and John WHITE. I would
welcome learning more about this Gates-White family and connecting with relatives.
Thank you,
This thread:
Subject: [COKITCAR] Gates-White Obituary Flagler News 1938
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 20:12:30 -0800
by "V.Louise"  I've tried to contact her by email, they come back "undeliverable."

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