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The Idaho State Historical Society is sponsoring five genealogy
workshops on Wednesday evenings starting October 3rd. The classes will
be held at the Idaho State Historical Society Library, 450 N. Fourth
Street, Boise, Idaho from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Dates and topics are as follows:
October 3rd-Naturalization and citizenship records
Presenters-Glenda Longstreet, federal courts official
Linda Morton-Keithley, Idaho State Historical
Rod House-ISHS Archivist
October 10th-"Grandma's Fading Fast"- on preserving old documents,
photos, slides, moving picture film, videotape, and digitized records
Presenter-Steve Walker, State Archivist
October 17th-Mining claim records
Presenter-Susanna Osgood, US Forest Service Historian
October 24th-Oral Histories, conducting interviews, preserving the
information and presenting the information collected during the
Presenter-Troy Reeves, Idaho State Oral Historian
November 7th-Writing Memoirs
Presenter-Devan Cook, PhD, Boise State University English Instructor
Enrollment is limited to 25 people. Participants may sign up for one or
more workshops for $5 per night or the five workshops for a discounted
price of $20.
To attend the workshops, contact Steve Barrett at the Idaho State
Historical Society, 450 N. Fourth Street, Boise, Idaho 83702-6027. Phone
208-334-3356 or 208-334-3357.
Just discovered information that:
JACOB DEARY was born about 1848 in Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho to parents
PHILIP DERRY (Deary) and CYNTHIA (nee PRIBBLE).
Philip is the eldest child of JACOB DERRY (1795-1877) and RACHEL BRIGHT
(1797-1863) and a descendant of my husband's family, originally from VA and
Philip and Rachel finally settled in Jackson County, Oregon.
Any new clues would be most gratefully appreciated!
Joan Brown Derry
Was Effie the first wife of Lewis N. Gates?
Lewis N. Gates, of Silver City area, m. a "Kate A. 'Katie' Hoyt" May 15,
1891, as recorded at the Ada Co. Courthouse, Boise, ID, Marriage Book Vol. A,
There is a Katie A. Gates who died in 1895, and is buried at the Rockville,
ID cemetery, aged 65 years.
There is also a Lewis M. Gates, b. in abt. 1881 in NV, who was the son of
Lewis N. Gates (and his first wife?). He m. Ida Louise "Lulu" Share of
Reynolds Creek, Owyhee County, ID, Nov. 24, 1904, as recorded at the Owyhee
County Courthouse, Murphy, ID, Marriage Book Vol. 1, p. 85.
Lewis N. Gates testified in the Trask trial, as recorded in the Avalanche
newspaper on Nov. 29, 1879.
He also testified in the Charlie Brown case; the first witness called for the
people, as recorded in the Idaho Avalanche newspaper, March 28, 1885.
Again from the same newspaper (Feb. 19, 1887): "We hear that Mr. L. N. Gates
of Succor creek, will soon tie himself to a buxom widow with three children.
Mr. Gates is a gentleman of courage, and will no doubt be equal to any
emergency that may arise." (Nothing in official records which confirm this
announcement, though his marriage in 1891 may have been the fulfillment of
this 1887 reference.)
Again from the same newspaper (April 2, 1887): "We learn that Mr. L. N.
Gates of Sucker" (also spelled Succor) "creek, has leased his ranch to Thomas
Dryden . . ."
There is a George W. Gates on the 1870 FC for Owyhee Co., b. abt. 1837 in CT.
Is there any possibility he is related?
Don't know if the above info. will help or confuse, as it doesn't exactly
jive with your entire inquiry. There are some McCalls in my files, but am
not sure if they are connected to the Gates.
I am looking for information on Lewis and Effie Gates who lived in Silver City. My mother, Vona Gates graduated from Silver City High School in 1921. My Uncle Charles, and Aunt Margaret graduated in 1922. Their cousins were Leighton Piercy and Doris Piercy McCall. Any information that anyone might have on the Gates, Piercy and McCall family would be very helpful. I have found one new cousin, Shirley in my search and would love to find more. You can contact me at either grandmaj44(a)yahoo.com or at jmhready44(a)msn.com.