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Mrs. Gilmore, 82, bright and active for her advanced age, resides at 7 Pine St., Glens Falls. She is the daughter of the late Judge J.W. Edmonds, once one of the most prominent supreme court justices in the state. Mrs. Gilmore is most always in a reminiscent mood and loves to show off her husband’s books and to recant many interesting stories of the notable careers and great work done by her husband and father.

The death of George W. Bates

George W. Bates, 70, of Lake George, died at his home there and his funeral will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, the Rev. E.M. Parrott officiating. Mr. Bates was a lifelong resident of Lake George. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the 22nd Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers and served in Co. B throughout the war. In his active years, he was a carpenter of more than ordinary skill and a contractor and builder. Some of the finest cottages on the lake shore were erected under his careful supervision.

The deceased was twice married, his first wife dying some 25 years ago. Some years later he married Miss Eliva Fox, of Lake George, who, with one daughter, Louise, survived him. He was the brother of Samuel M. Bates of Lake George. (Note: Captain George W. Bates was also a well-known boat-builder. In 1912 he plied the waters of Lake George in his homemade gasoline gondola. In this column in the June 8, 2013 Adirondack Journal was the story how Bates disappeared in 1913 after he lost his memory and was missing for several days at Gettysburg during a Civil War reunion.)

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