was born to F. Myron J Gates (1857-1933) and Susie Churchford (1869-1939).
He married Margaret Dewitte in 1924 and divorced in 1925. Their daughter was stillborn December 6, 1924. Margaret married again in 1937.
Gilbert married Dorothea Hopp in 1939.
Gilbert is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot: block 1 lot 69 space 4