Bio: Gates, James Leslie (1890)

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Surnames: Gates

----Sources: Clark Co., Wis. Records, Land Office photo provided by Greg Wemple.

                      James L. Gates


Mr. J. L. Gates, the owner of the fine residence pictured above, now resides at Milwaukee, where he is engaged in the real estate business. But he has been homesick ever since he went there some three years ago, and is making arrangements to return to his first love. He is an old operator in the logging industry in this county, and made all his wealth here. He owns thousands of acres of real estate in the county, and much city property, including a large brick business block and many tenement houses. The residence shown above occupies one of the most sightly places in the city, being at the south end of Hewett street, and overlooking the whole city.


The Land Office of James L. Gates

Neillsville, Wisconsin


NEILLSVILLE LAND CO., Improved & Unimproved Farm Lands. General Agency F 44  (enlarge)


I believe this photo to have been taken shortly before 1900. Greg Wemple




Bio: Gates, James Leslie (Will - 1911)


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Surnames: Gates, Peterson, McDonald, Jungblut, MacBride, Mead, Goll


----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Sept 7, 1911, transcribed by Ann Stevens


Gates, James Leslie (Will - 1911)



The will of James L. Gates, filed for probate disposes of an estate of over $100,000 in personal property and $15,000 in real estate.


The greatest part of the holdings is stock in the J. L. Gates Land Company, of which he was the principal stockholder.  Under the terms of the will the bulk of the estate is left to the four children—Robert L. Gates, Edith Gates Peterson of Soldiers Grove, Harry M. Gates and Helen Gates McDonald of Ladysmith.


Mr. Gates willed 2,000 shares of J. L. Gates Land Company stock to Julius Jungblut; 200 shares to his wife Anna Post Gates; 200 shares to sister, Addie J. MacBride of Neillsville; 200 shares to his sister-in-law, Helen M. Mead, of Boston, and 100 shares to his friend, Henry H. Goll.  He provides that all his furniture and considerable personal belongings be divided between his daughter Helen and his son, Harry.  He urges that all the stock be kept intact in the J. L. Gates Land Company.


The will, drawn up in the personal  [the rest of the article was cut off]



Gates Family Tree in the handwriting of James L. Gates; [Page 1]  [Page 2-3]  [Page 4]



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