Mary Louise GATES

Mary Louise GATES

Female 1869 - 1951  (81 years)

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  • Name Mary Louise GATES  [1
    • Mary was daughter of John Burns Gates I and Sarah A. Turner, pioneers of Skagit county and Whidbey Island. Mr. and Mrs. Gates resided in Missouri until 1871, coming to Washington when Mary was only two years old. For five years much of Mr. Gates' time was spent on Whidbey Island, working for others. During that time he cleared twenty-three acres of the virgin forest and commenced the orchard and meadow land home which was his until death.

      April 18, 1884 Mary was married at the age 15 to Dr. William M. Thompson. Dr. Thompson was in his second year of practice in Skagit county, having moved from Missouri just as the county was splitting off from Whatcom. The Thompson's lived in Skagit City, and the Dr. ranged all over the western part of the county from La Conner to Mount Vernon. In those days before telephones, he was often summoned by a young boy of family who would guide him overland or row him by canoe to wherever someone was sick. William was once arrested for practicing in logging camps up in the woods without a license because his license had not yet arrived from Missouri. He died in 1902 after accidentally drinking poison. Marys step-son Ned Thompson made history in early Mount Vernon when he teamed up with a partner named Davis in the original T&D card room once on Myrtle Street.

      Mary was married 2nd to 'Bordy' Moore & 3rd to Charles Eck. In the 1910 Census of King County she is listed as a widow head of household, occupation Cook. 1920 Census Omak, WA indicates that Mary was a widow, & a 'Farmer.' She is remembered to be a interesting & 'pretty resourceful female.' 'Would go out fishing before daybreak and catch a batch of fish for breakfast.' Once 'taking a rifle to some intruders on the property, think they were from the local tax offices.' At one time 'her hair was very thin and had a near bald spot on the top, so she pulled her long hair up in a knot on the top to cover it.'

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      Created by: Jackie Ableman Lara [1]
    Born 30 Sep 1869  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1870  Living with parents in Bee Branch, Chariton Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1880  Living with parents in Mt. Vernon, Whatcom Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900  Living with husband in Skagit, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1910  Living in Lester, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fact 1910  Listed as being widowed Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Living in Omak, Okanogan Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Living in Tingley, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1940  Living in Tingley, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 28 Sep 1951  Sedro Woolley, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, La Conner, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I90906  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 

    Father John Burns GATES,   b. 6 Oct 1831, Pike Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1905, Skagit County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah A. TURNER,   b. 26 Nov 1838, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1909, Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1865  [10
    Family ID F37936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dr. William M. THOMPSON,   b. 1 Sep 1852, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1902, Skagit City, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1884  [1
    Children 
     1. May Lucretia THOMPSON,   b. May 1885, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age ~ 81 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Edna Thomasina THOMPSON,   b. 30 Sep 1886, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1965, Sedro Woolley, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     3. Verna THOMPSON,   b. Jul 1889, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898  (Age ~ 8 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Berde Nora THOMPSON,   b. 1891, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1939, Seattle, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     5. William Cleveland THOMPSON,   b. 15 Jul 1892, Skagit, Sakgit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1936, Skagit City, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     6. Pvt Thomas Hale THOMPSON,   b. 3 Jun 1895, Skagit, Sakgit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1919, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F37939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles ECK 
    Married 10 Oct 1911  Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Inez Virginia ECK,   b. 24 Jul 1912, Hamilton, Skagit Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1990, Gold Beach, Curry County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F37941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Brody MOORE 
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F37940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living with parents in Bee Branch, Chariton Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Living with parents in Mt. Vernon, Whatcom Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Living with husband in Skagit, Skagit Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Living in Lester, King Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1911 - Skagit Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Living in Omak, Okanogan Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1951 - Sedro Woolley, Skagit Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, La Conner, Skagit Co., Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Mary Louise Gates Thompson Eck Headstone
    Mary Louise Gates Thompson Eck Headstone
    Mary L., the daughter of John B. Gates and Sarah Turner, is the wife of (1) Dr. William Thompson, (2) "Brody" Moore and (3) Charles Eck. She is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in La Conner, Skagit Co., Washington.

    Created by: Jackie Ableman Lara
    Photo added by: Jackie Ableman Lara

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S1851] 1900 Census Skagit, Skagit County, Washington.

    3. [S9622] 1870 Census Bee Branch, Chariton County, Missouri.

    4. [S9621] 1880 Census Mt. Vernon, Whatcom County, Washington.

    5. [S9624] 1910 Census Lester, King County, Washington.

    6. [S9557] 1920 Census Omak, Okanogan County, Washington.

    7. [S9625] 1930 Census Tingley, Skagit County, Washington.

    8. [S9627] 1940 Census Tingley, Skagit County, Washington.

    9. [S6169] Ancestry.com: Washington Deaths, 1883-1960.

    10. [S9554] 1900 Census Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.

    11. [S9640] Marriage Certificate for Charles Eck and Mary E. Thompson.