Saturday, May 21, 2011
Surname Saturday - GATES
This is a guest post by Karen BEVINS WINSLOW (a fictitious character in "Back to the Homeplace"). Karen is the oldest daughter of Frank and Mildred (MCDONALD) BEVINS, one of their four children. These four siblings and their families are the major characters of the novel: Back to the Homeplace. [This blogging exercise is a part of the research for the upcoming novel, "The Homeplace Revisited" by William Leverne Smith]
The Paul and Beverly (BEVINS) GATES family
Paul GATES was born on 17 Mar 1945 in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. From 1968 through 1986 he worked for several firms doing engineering work. He has worked with the Bevins Trust in Oak Springs since 1987.
Beverly BEVINS was born 14 Apr 1941 near Oak Springs, Missouri, the daughter of Frank and Mildred (MCDONALD) BEVINS. Beverly graduated from Oak Springs High School in the Class of 1959 and immediately moved to Jackson, Mississippi. There she was engaged in clerical and secretarial employment.
Paul and Beverly (BEVINS) GATES were married in Jackson, Mississippi in June of 1977.
Paul and Beverly GATES had two children:
1. Scott GATES, born 1978 in Jackson, Mississippi
2. Heather GATES, born in 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi
Paul GATES has as daughter, Sheila GATES, born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1968, to a previous marriage. She moved to Oak Springs with Paul and Beverly and their children in 1987.
Paul and Beverly were divorced in 1988.
Beverly subsequently returned to Jackson, and married Winston T. THESHOLD, III - 'Winnie' - in 1991.
Families are Forever! ;-)