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

A photo of Asa E. "Ace"  Goates
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.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Asa E, Goates Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Asa Goates, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Goates family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Asa E. "Ace" Goates

First name

Asa

Middle name

E,

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

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

Death

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

Cause of death

Long Illness

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Asa's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Asa a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Asa move a lot? Where was his last known location?

Education

Did Asa finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Asa attend?

Professions

Share what Asa did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Unknown

Military Service

Did Asa serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Asa E. "Ace" Goates Family Tree

Asa's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Goates family tree.

Asa's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Asa E. "Ace" Goates
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling
Relationships:
edit

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

February 22, 1903 - September 12, 1928
Cause of Separation: Death
Asa E. "Ace" Goates

Spouse:

Rhoda Jane Pack Goates
Feb 9, 1888 - Sep 12, 1928

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Asa's Family Photos

Photos and snapshots taken of Asa E. "Ace" Goates, his Goates family, and locations and places or events from his life.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Asa

What do you remember about Asa E. "Ace" Goates? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Asa is remembered.

Asa Goates Obituary

This obit of Asa E. "Ace" Goates is maintained by Asa's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

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.

Other Records of Asa E. "Ace" Goates

1884 - 1962 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Asa's lifetime

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.

Other Biographies

Other Asa Goateses

Asa E. "Ace" Goates
Jan 10, 1883 - Oct 24, 1962
California

Other Goateses

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
Arkansas
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
Success Stories from Biographies like Asa E. "Ace" Goates
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.