Jesse Cates, 79, well-known Ellensburg resident for a quarter of a century, died at the Valley Hospital last night. He was born in Campbell County, Tennessee, August 27, 1858, and was married to Nannie Harrell of Rogersville, Tenn., February 28, 1904.
For many years he was a federal revenue inspector in Tennessee. He had lived in the valley since 1913, residing at 301 Washington Street.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie Cates; a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Baker of Knoxville, Tenn., a grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Honeycutt Chapel with Rev. Floyd Brown in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Ellensburg Daily Record, May 16, 1938
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman