Asa E. "Ace" Goates (1884 - 1962)

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Asa E, Goates
1884 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Asa E. "Ace" Goates was born on January 10, 1884 in Copeland, Arkansas. He married Rhoda Pack on February 22, 1903 and Rhoda died on September 12, 1928. He died on October 24, 1962 in Modesto, California at 78 years old.


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Asa Goates was born on in Copeland, Van Buren County, Arkansas United States 72031


Asa Goates died on in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California United States

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at Memorial Dr, in Ceres, Stanislaus County, California United States 95307


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Asa E. "Ace" Goates & Rhoda Jane Pack Goates

February 22, 1903 - September 12, 1928
Cause of Separation: Death
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Rhoda Jane Pack Goates
Feb 9, 1888 - Sep 12, 1928


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Asa E. "Ace" Goates was the son of David Coleman Goates, Jr. and Sally Ann Hensley. He was first married to Rhoda Jane Pack on February 3, 1903 in Copeland, Van Buren, Arkansas. ( Van Buren Marriage Index G Book 8 Page 66 ). They had eight children:

Leona Goates Isaac, 1904-1972
Ora Mabel Goates Cox, 1906-1983
William Elmer Goates, 1908-1947
Everet Goates, 1911-1926
Verna Lera "Vernie" Goates Waggoner, 1913-2007
Ruth Viva Goates Jennings, 1916-1958
Alva Martin "Alvie" Goates, 1918-2005 and
Ilene Violet Goates Eddings Branson, 1925-1978

His second wife was Stella Augusta Queen. They were married on March 30, 1934 in Franklin, Arkansas. They had one child, Robert E. Goates, who died at birth.

The Modesto Bee
Friday, October 26, 1962
Page 9A
Ace E. Goates
Services will be held tomorrow at 11AM in the Franklin & Downs Funeral Home for Ace E. Goates, 79, a retired rancher, who died Wednesday in a local hospital after a long illness. The Rev. James Ervin and Rev. E. A. Thresher will officiate.

Goates had lived in the Hughson area for about eight months. He was a native of Copeland, Ark.

He is survived by his widow, Stella, of Hughson; two sons, Willie Goates of Waterford and Alva Goates of Hughson; four daughters, Ora Cox and Ilene Eddings of Hughson, Verna Waggoner of New Mexico, and Leona Isaac of Arkansas; five stepdaughters, Myra Pack of Modesto, Pearlee Bledsow and Eda Pack of Porterville, Tulare County, Virginia Head of Lakewood, Los Angeles County, and Clara Moody of Oregon; 24 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Ceres Cemetery.

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In 1884, in the year that Asa E. "Ace" Goates was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1893, by the time he was only 9 years old, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1929, by the time he was 45 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1934, at the age of 50 years old, Asa was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1962, in the year of Asa E. "Ace" Goates's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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Jan 10, 1883 - Oct 24, 1962

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Teresa J Goates
Feb 26, 1960 - Dec 21, 2010
Delta Junction, AK
Janice Goates
Mar 29, 1927 - March 1979
Valley Springs, Arkansas
Rita Goates
Nov 18, 1922 - March 1987
Waco, Texas
Martha Goates
Nov 2, 1913 - Dec 23, 2010
Atkins, AR
Lucille Goates
Aug 4, 1914 - Mar 7, 1991
Nice, CA
D L Goates
Dec 19, 1959 - August 1988
Donald Goates
Aug 19, 1930 - August 1978
Penzie M Goates
Jun 12, 1912 - Oct 28, 1991
John Goates
Jan 5, 1889 - May 1976
Russellville, Arkansas
Alexander Goates
Oct 27, 1902 - July 1972
Annie Goates
Jun 28, 1902 - Mar 17, 1992
Velma D Goates
Jan 23, 1913 - July 1995
Russellville, AR
Bertha Goates
Feb 29, 1892 - July 1983
Dover, Arkansas
D L Goates
May 5, 1928 - Sep 16, 2001
Russellville, AR
Betty Goates
Dec 23, 1911 - Jan 18, 1991
Rebecca K Goates
May 2, 1993 - Jan 26, 2006

Other Bios

Rhoda J. Pack
Born: 1888
Ora Mabel Goates
Born: 1906
Leona Goats
Born: 1904
Charles Cotton
Feb 6, 1911 - Feb 8, 1997
Fillmore, CA
Joe Clifton
Born: Nov 12, 1854
Sophrony Elmina Brown
Born: Mar 8, 1854
Caleb Henry Carlton
Born: Sep 1, 1836
Bertha Alice Wells
Born: Jan 19, 1881
Alex Marks
May 25, 1913 - Apr 2, 1992
Fresno, CA
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