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.
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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