David Allen Gates Jr (1861-1934)

David Allen Gates Jr was born in Alto, Cherokee, Texas on Feb 2, 1861 to David Allen Gates and Sarah Howell. His mother died when he was just seven months old and his father was killed at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana when he was three. He was sent to schools in Arkansas where he was raised and eventually found his way into law and high positions in business.



  1. Centennial History of Arkansas, Vol III (1929)