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at Arlington Heights, D. C. His wife's brother Adam served in 4th Pa. Cav. Comrade Gardner has been burgess four successive terms; his house and property were destroyed in the Johnstown flood May, 29, 1889; he is now a laborer by occupation and resides in Johnstown, Pa.


A son of Michael and Catherine (Read) Gates, dec. was born in Center County, Pa. Nov., 1833, and came to Cambria county, Pa., in 1855. He was united in marriage Jan., 1857, in St. Augustine, Pa. to Mary Noel, who was born in this county in October, 1841. Thirteen children have graced this union, Mary E., Isaiah, George, Michael, M.J., Edward, Harry, Cyrus, Winafred, Frank, Ralph, Thomas, and infant Pearl. Comrade Gates responded to the cry of his country for help and was enrolled Aug. 1, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa. when 28 years of age as a private soldier in Co. K, 125 Pa V.I., which did duty in 2d Brig., 3d Div., 12th A.C. In the spring of 1863 he was confined in Convalescent Camp for measles for thirty days. He was honorably discharged May 1, 1863 at Alexandria, Va. and re-enlisted Sept 19, 1864 in Co. K, 29 Pa V.I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 20th A.C. He was detailed to guard Charleston for 30 days. The following are his battles: Antietam, Chancellorsville, Goldsburg, near Rolly, and several others. He was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. He had two half-brothers in service; Caleb was killed near Knoxville and Wm. His wife's brother, Michael was also in service. Comrade Gates is a farmer by occupation and his address is Frugality, Pa.


Was born March 7, 1834, in Washington Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., a son of Philip and Rebecca (Pitman) George, dec. His wife, whom he married in Summit, Pa., March 4, 1860, is Surenda, daughter of George and Rachel (Keiler) Martz, dec. She was born in Union Co., Pa., Sept. 23, 1843. To this marriage were given the following children: Clara L., Mary A., Henry A., Ulysses G., William W., Rachel R., Walter B., Emma S., Zachariah, Nathan M., Gilbert H., Effie M., James J., Elizabeth and Edna P. Comrade George responded to the call of his country and served as a private in Co. A., 55 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 16, 18, and 24 A. C. He had been employed as a watchman when he was enrolled Feb. 8, 1864. He was obliged to seek hospital rest and care at Hampton, Va., three weeks in 1864, on account of disability, August, 1864, he was granted a furlough of 30 days. He was detailed in 1865 at Jones

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