|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1848|
|Death: ||Mar., 1915|
The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, March 26,1915.
"Death Visited Sleeping Woman-Samuel L. Bates, a Richland township farmer, living 11 3/4 miles northwest of Paola, received a sad surprise yesterday (Thursday) morning, when he went to awaken Mrs. Bates, who was sleeping in another part of the house. Mrs. Bates failed to respond to his call, and upon investigation, her husband was shocked to find that she was dead. She was apparently well and in good spirits when she retired Wednesday night, and the unexpected death was the last thing to be thought of by the bereaved family.
Coroner P.W. Robinson was called from Osawatomie to make an examination, and announced that the death had occurred several hours before it was discovered, and it was thought to have been due to heart failure.
Mrs. Bates was born in Alleghaney county, Pennsylvania, June 15th, 1848, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Hill, and in September, 1864, when she was sixteen years of age, she became the wife of Samuel Bates. With her husband, she came to Kansas in 1876, and located on a farm five miles south of Paola, where they lived for twenty years, before moving to the present home.
Mrs. Bates had been a member of the Baptist church since early childhood, and reared her four sons to be God fearing and useful men.
She is survived by the husband and the four sons, Joseph F., Charles, and Thomas, all of whom live in this county; and George L., who resides on a farm in Franklin county.
The funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press."
Samuel L. Bates (1850 - 1923)*
Plot: East Addition, South Half
Created by: Thomas & Darlene
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34941358