Name: Rachel Ann GATES
Birth: SEP 1866 in Eaton County, Michigan 1
Death: 18 DEC 1944 in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington 2
Burial: Artondale Cemetery, Gig Harbor
Rachel is listed in the 1900 Census as Rachel Crowley,widow, daughter Lydia (named after her maternal Grandmother) Rachel and Lydia were listed as having Nathan Gates living with them.
However the Artondale cemetary lists her name at death as Rachel Ann Gates Brantigan then in " " it says Brautigam. She was only 34 in 1900, so it makes sense that she would remarry.
The following is taken from Rachel's obituary in the Pennisula Gateway newspaper, Dec.24, 1944.
"Mrs. Rachel Brautigam, 79, died last Thrusday in a Port Townsend hospital. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Hershel, (Mary) Taylor, of Quilcene, Washington. Born in Michigan, she came to Gig Harbor in 1890 and resided here for many years.
Besides her daughter, survivors include a son Phillip Brantigan of Bremerton. During the late 90's she had a contract to carry mail on seldom traveled roads from Gig Harbor to Olalla.
Services by Perkins funeral home."
Rachel rests right next to her father at Artondale. Daughter Mary lies beside her mother.
Father: Nathan GATES b: 16 DEC 1832 in Canada to American Citizens
Mother: Lydia THURSTON b: 1837 in Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan
- Lydia M. CROWLEY b: JUL 1885 in Michigan
Philip BRAUTIGAM b: 1 APR 1866
in Michigan ?
- Phillip BRAUTIGAM b: 17 DEC 1902
- 1900 census, Washingon State
- Artondale Cemetary records