Harriet A Sponsler Gates was the sister to my wife's great gradfather, George Henry Sponsler. Their parents were Jacob Sponsler and Charity Hall.
According to the information I have, Harriet and Edmund Gates had six children: 1. Alexander Z. (Sarah Catherine Root) b. 2 July 1857 Wapello County, IA d. 26 May 1928 Beattie, KA 2. Sarah F. Gates (John A White) b. 4 Sep 1859, Wapello County, IA d. 9 Jan 1938 Flager, CO 3. Hanford J. Gates (Blanche Vivan Townsend), b. 1862 Wapello County, IA 4. Albert Lewis Gates b. 1865 Wapello County, IA 5. George Oliver Gates (Elizabeth Hannah Bishop) b 8 Aug 1871 Wapello County, IA d. 24 APr 1944 Denver, CO 6. Catherine Maud (Ist Meyer, 2nd Fay Spees) 12 Jun 1888 Beattie, KS