Gates Pure Food Market, Des Moines, IA

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Newspaper ad for the Market Corner in Des Moines, IA. Gates Pure Food Market was owned by Charles (Charlie) H. Gates (b 1862 in Appanoose County, IA). Charles H. Gates was the son of Henry N. Gates (b 1818 in OH), the family lived in the Des Moines area for several generations. Charles Gates sons, Fred (b 1884), Charles (b 1894), Robert (b 1885), Ben (b 1891), Paul (b 1897) were exceptional athletes at Des Moines High Schools.

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