Bio: Gates, James Leslie (Will - 1911)
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Surnames: Gates, Peterson, McDonald, Jungblut, MacBride, Mead, Goll
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Sept 7, 1911
Gates, James Leslie (Will - 1911)
The will of James L. Gates, filed for probate disposes of an estate of over $100,000 in personal property and $15,000 in real estate.
The greatest part of the holdings is stock in the J.L. Gates Land Company, of which he was the principal stockholder. Under the terms of the will the bulk of the estate is left to the four children—Robert L. Gates, Edith Gates Peterson of Soldiers Grove, Harry M. Gates and Helen Gates McDonald of Ladysmith.
Mr. Gates willed 2,000 shares of J.L. Gates Land Company stock to Julius Jungblut; 200 shares to his wife Anna Post Gates; 200 shares to sister, Addie J. MacBride of Neillsville; 200 shares to his sister-in-law, Helen M. Mead, of Boston, and 100 shares to his friend, Henry H. Goll. He provides that all his furniture and considerable personal belongings be divided between his daughter Helen and his son, Harry. He urges that all the stock be kept intact in the J.L. Gates Land Company.
The will, drawn up in the personal [the rest of the article was cut off]
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