On Minto's Island, near Salem, October 20th, 1873 of typhoid fever, Nellie Gates, aged 14 years. Deceased endeared herself to all with whom she became acquainted. Kind, loving and affectionate to a fault, she was double dear to those who knew her best.
Funeral will take place at one o'clock today from the South Salem M. E. Church. Funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. J. Bowersox, of the Evangelical Church. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend. Cox
Daily Oregon Statesman 21 October 1874 3:3