1920 - Name: William Gates Home in 1920: Benzonia, Benzie, Michigan Age: 59 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861 Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head-of-house: Head Spouse's name: Estella Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's Birth Place: New York Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
William Gates 59, WI = county sherrif Estella Gates 53, WI
1910 - Name: William M Gatts [William M Gates] Age in 1910: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860 Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head-of-house: Head Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's Birth Place: New York Spouse's name: Estella S Home in 1910: Crystal Lake, Benzie, Michigan Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
William M Gatts 50, WI = county sheriff Estella S Gatts 44, WI = married 26 yr, 3 children
1900 - Name: William Gates Home in 1900: Crystal Lake, Benzie, Michigan Age: 42 Birth Date: Apr 1860 Birthplace: Wisconsin Race: White Ethnicity: American Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Spouse's name: Estelle Marriage Year: 1885 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 15 Residence : Frankfort Village, Benzie, Michigan Occupation: William Gates 42 Estelle Gates 33, 12/66 WI Seth Gates 14, 6/85 MI Delon Gates 12, 1/88 MN = son Daphne Gates 9, 10/90 MI
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Seth Coleman Gates Address: 809 W. Loomis, Ludington County: Mason State: Michigan Birth Date: 10 Jun 1885 Race: White NOK:Mrs. Minnie Gates OCC:lighthouse keeper dated:6/12/18
Seth Gates had a daughter [Estella Jane] die 5 days after birth in 1918.
Father - Seth C. Gates born:Frankfort, MI Mother: Minnoe Mo Millen born:Beaver Island, MI Burried:Catholic Cemetary