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Sydney Joseph GATELEY

Alma Cemetery
Park County,

Gravestone Inscription: Sidney Joseph Gateley
Colorado Pvt.
164 Depot Brigade World War I
April 10 1859
May 25 1958

Note: The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.

Source: the following appeared in the Park County Republican/ Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated May 29, 1958.

Sydney Gately Passed Monday

Sydney Joseph Gately, age 70, passed away at the Fairplay hospital Monday morning following a stroke suffered a week before.

"Syd", as he was known to all in the area, had resided in the Alma-Fairplay area since the 1920's and from 1927 to 1933 was employed as General Manager of the London Mining and Milling Company. He was always interested in mining and worked in several of the other larger mines of the area, but his main love was the London, which he managed during its greatest production years. At the time of his hospitalization he was working on a gold mining venture in Summit county in which he had great hopes.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Stranahan Mortuary with Rev. E. P. Linnell in charge. Mr. Vessy of Colorado Springs sang "Whispering Hope" and "God and I" and was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Jack Roth. Burial was in the Buckskin cemetery at Alma under the auspices of Doric Lodge, No. 25, AF&AM of which he was a member.



Sydney Joseph Gately was born in Eastonville, Colo., on April 10, 1888, and passed away at the Fairplay Hospital Sunday, May 25, at the age of 70 years.

At the age of seven he moved with his parents to Rifle, where he spent his boyhood. As a young man he came to Leadville, and in Lake, Summit, and Park counties he spent the greater part of his life.

His great love for mining was the guiding factor of his life and throughout his younger years took him to many far places.

Syd was a member of Fairplay Doric Lodge No. 25.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Gately; five step-children, Donna McVey of Laking, Kans., Harold Springer of Riverside, Calif., Doris Hill of Central City, S. Dak., Ruth Painter of Alma, and Clinton Springer of Fairplay. One son, Wilson Gately and four grandchildren of Colorado Springs; three brothers, Fred of Arvada, Glen of Chula Vista, Orville of Denver; two sisters, Grace Wells of San Diego, and Mary of Alma; and one nephew, Leo Wells of San Diego. A daughter, Betty, preceded him in death.

The community joins in extending sympathy to the family in their loss.

Contributed on 5/24/09 by southparkperils
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Submitted: 5/24/09 • Approved: 5/28/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22746-G0-S3

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