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Julia A Little Bates
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Birth: 1828
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1850

Julia married John Edward Bates (14 Oct 1823 - 27 Apr 1907) on 4 June 1849 in Washington, DC, as his first wife. Julia may have been the daughter of Sophia (?) Little (born c.1786).

In the 1850 U.S. Census, John and Julia were living in Washington, DC, and he was a "merchant."

"On Sunday morning, at half past 2 o'clock, Julia wife of Mr. John E. Bates. Her friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church near the Navy Yard."

The National Intelligencer, 16 Oct 1850

"In the midst of life we are in death!"--Never was this solemn truth more deeply realized than in the death of Mrs. Julia H. Bates, consort of John E. Bates, who departed this life on Sunday, the 6th instant, after a brief illness of a few hours; a young lady of fervent piety, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; mild and amiable in her manners; kind-hearted and affectionate in her disposition; to the poor and distressed an untiring friend. For these many good qualities she was eminently esteemed in life, in death universally regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances.

Upon her immediate family connections, and in a more special degree her bereaved mother and devoted husband, will this blow fall with accumulated weight. May the balm of consolation be theirs!

All that friendship and medical skill could do to preserve her young and valuable life, alas! proved vain, and in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, she has been thus suddenly snatched from the hearts of those by whom she was most dearly cherished and her gentle spirit has winged its flight to scenes of happiness beyond the grave. W.I.B.

John Edward Bates [2nd] married Charlotte James (Williams) Bates (Aug 1833 - 22 June 1905) on 6 Jan 1852 in Washington, DC. Charlotte was the daughter of George Williams.

Obituary for John -

"On Saturday, April 27, 1907, at 1:45 a.m., at George Washington University Hospital, John Edward Bates, in his 84th year. Funeral from his late residence, The Braddock, 1929 18th street northwest, Monday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Interment in Congressional cemetery."

The Evening Star, 27 Apr 1907
Death of Dr. J.E. Bates
Resident of District for Years, but Native of Virginia

Dr. John Edward Bates died at the George Washington University Hospital at an early hour this morning, at the age of eighty-four years. It has been arranged to hold the funeral from his late residence, the Braddock, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, interment to be in Congressional cemetery. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of the District of Columbia, having resided here about sixty-five years. He was a native of Fairfax county, Va., but came to Washington when he was a lad, and later in life conducted a pharmacy.

The Evening Star, 29 Apr 1907
Dr. John Edward Bates Dead
Dean of Pharmaceutical Profession in Washington
Arrangements for Funeral to Take Place From
Family Residence This Afternoon

Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral of Dr. John Edward Bates from his late residence, 1929 18th street northwest, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. William H. Chapman, for years pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, where Dr. Bates was a communicant. Interment will be in the Congressional cemetery, as was announced in The Star yesterday afternoon.

By the death of Dr. Bates Washington has lost a man who was for many years prominent in business affairs and who was during most of that time the dean of the pharmaceutical profession in the city. He had been in failing health, and about two weeks ago his condition became so critical that he was removed to the George Washington University Hospital, where an operation was performed in the hope of prolonging his life. Dr. Bates failed to rally, however, and death occurred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning.

Native of Virginia

Dr. Bates was born in Fairfax county, Va., October 14, 1823. He came to Washington when a boy of sixteen and resided here continuously since then. After studying pharmacy under Dr. Kidwell of Georgetown, with whom he was associated for two years. Dr. Bates removed to the southeast section of the city, at that time the heart of Washington, and entered the drug business on his own account. The store which he established was for years one of the leading pharmacies of the city.

When the development began of what is now the northwest business section Dr. Bates established a branch drug store at the corner of 13th and F streets and conducted both business places for several years, but the branch store soon grew to such proportions as to demand his attention. For twenty-five years it was the leading pharmacy of Washington, and Dr. Bates became the dean of the pharmaceutical profession of the capital. He retired from the F street store in 1876, removing to the corner of 18th and K streets northwest and twelve years ago he retired altogether from active business.

His long residence here and the confidential nature of his profession brought him into contact with many of the public men of the early days of Washington. Richard Wallach and Col. James G. Berret, two of the city's earliest mayors, were among his best friends. Dr. Bates was one of the oldest members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Masonic order of Washington, but for many years had not taken an active interest in their affairs.

Dr. Bates married, January 6, 1852, Miss Charlotte Williams of Lockport, N.Y., and in 1902 the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, when hundreds of their friends testified to the esteem in which they were held. Mrs. Bates' death occurred two years ago. Seven children were born of the union, of whom four survive -- Charles H. Bates, attorney for the Southern Pacific railroad; John W. Bates and Misses Louise and Martha V. Bates, all of this city.
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  John Edward Bates (____ - 1907)
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R41/184
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Record added: Aug 09, 2011
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Julia A <i>Little</i> Bates
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