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George A. 
Goates
1882 - post 1919


George A. 
Goates
, Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II. George A. Goates, who was state parole officer, assistant superintendent and secretary of the Industrial School at Ogden until July 1, 1919, and is now scout executive of Ogden Council, Boy Scouts of America, was born June 2, 1882, at Lehi, Utah, a son of George H. and Louise (Munns) Goates, the latter a native of Leeds, Yorkshire, England, while the former was born in Lehi, Utah. The father was a son of William Goates, who came from England and made his way to Utah in September, 1852, settling at Lehi among the pioneers who were colonizing that section of the state. William Goates was a landscape gardener in his native country and laid out Lord Hardwick's estate at Wimple, England, and planted the walnut trees there which are now famous. After coming to America he devoted his attention to farming and to business as a nurseryman and florist. He was quite active and prominent in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as bishop's counselor to the noted David Evans of Indian war fame. He was the promoter of many valuable early projects that contributed to the development and upbuilding of the state. He came to Utah after a voyage of eighteen weeks upon the Atlantic, landing at New Orleans, and with his arrival this state gained one of its most substantial and valued citizens--a man who recognized and utilized the opportunities not only for the upbuilding of his own fortunes but for the development and progress of the state as well. He became one of the most prominent horse breeders and sheep men of Utah and was also a representative of the bee industry, having an extensive apiary. He continued throughout his life a prominent worker in the church and was president of the First Elders Quorum. He also served as high priest, being ordained to that office and appointed to preside over the Lehi branch of the High Priests Quorum in the Utah stake of Zion, In the early days he did special guard duty against the depredations of the Indians and he helped to build the old fort wall. He displayed remarkable prescience in connection with the development of the state and was a man of keen business sagacity who readily discriminated between the essential and the nonessential in all business affairs. He became one of the first stockholders of the sugar factory at Lehi and also of the Provo Woolen Mills, was very active in promoting early irrigation projects and in road building and was most widely known for his unflinching devotion to every interest, material or moral, which he believed to be right. His high standards of conduct and of citizenship won for him many friends and his death, which occurred on the 23d of October, 1895, was the occasion of very deep and widespread regret. His son, George H. Goates, has followed the occupations of carpentering and farming. Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II. On the 20th of November, 1907, Mr. Goates was married to Miss Della Jensen, a daughter of Christian and Eva (Denning) Jensen. Her father was a soldier of the Civil war and was killed in the battle of Fredricksburg. Mr. and Mrs. Goates have three sons: Wallace Albert, Harold Munns and Alden Collis.

Born: Lehi, , Utah, USA 2nd Jun 1882 Baptised:
Died: post 1919Buried:
Family:
Goates

Ancestors
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1.
George A. 
Goates
(
Jensen
) 1882 - post 1919
2.
George H. 
Goates
(
Munns
) ante 1865 - post 1882
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1. 20th Nov 1907
Della 
Jensen
(
Goates
) * ante 1862

Descendants
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a.
Della 
Jensen
(
Goates
) * ante 1862
1.
Wallace Albert 
Goates
2.
Alden Collis 
Goates
3.
Harold Munns 
Goates
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2nd Jun 1882Born Lehi, Utah, USA
20th Nov 1907Married
Della 
Jensen
(
Goates
) * ante 1862
post 1919Died
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