Born May 7, 1847. Lived in Nebraska. Was a billposter - a man who hung poster advertising. Major John W. Gates, manager of Billings Billboard Company in 1909 - See Oldest Bill Poster, Billings Gazette, May 2, 1909, p. 6. Stage manager for the Babcock Theater - See Babcock Built By Men of Vision, Billings Gazette, September 23, 1925. See John W Gates is 73 today, Billings Gazette, May 7, 1920. Former billposter of Babcock Theater, rode with dog Tige, Gates moves to the East -See John Gates Has Good Job East (in Michigan), Billings Gazette, January 11, 1924.
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See Oldest Bill Poster, Billings Gazette, May 2, 1909, p. 6. See Babcock Built By Men of Vision, Billings Gazette, September 23, 1925. See John W Gates is 73 today, Billings Gazette, May 7, 1920. See John Gates Has Good Job East (in Michigan), Billings Gazette, January 11, 1924.