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

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
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
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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 1891, at the age of only 7 years old, Asa was alive when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1901, he was 17 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1917, when he was 33 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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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