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Alice Viola Rees Bateman
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1854
Death: Dec. 6, 1913

Mrs. A. V. Bateman Obituary: Mrs. A. V. Bateman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Painter, December 6, 1938 at the age of 84 years, 7 months, and 10 days.

Alice Viola Rees was born at Urbana, Illinois, April 25, 1854 the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ira H. Rees. As a young woman, she was baptized into the Baptist Church of which she always remained an active member. She was the second oldest of a family of nine children. At the age of one year, she moved with her parents to Story County, Iowa. Their farm adjoined that of Billy Sunday's parent's grandparents and the children played together as Billy Sunday's father was fighting in the Civil War. The Iowa State College was founded on the land formerly owned by the Sundays and Rees.

In 1863, the family moved to Shawnee County, Kansas, after living in Iowa eight years. Mr. Rees was a member of the Home Guard and helped guard the Capital of Kansas during the remainder of the Civil War. The family later lived in Greenwood, Coley and Chautauqua Counties before moving to Burnet County, Texas, in 1873.

On March 9, 1875, Alice Rees married W. S. Bateman. They lived in Lampasas, Texas. To this union were born three children, Charlie Halsey, William Aynesworth and Rosa Grace. Mr. Bateman was accidentally shot the day following Christmas in 1880 while hunting wild turkey.

Mrs. Bateman and the three children moved back to Shawnee County, Kansas in 1882. In 1884 she and the children moved to Clark County where she took a preemption claim and later homestead in Meade County. Mrs. Bateman taught school in Clark and Meade Counties for a number of years while the children were growing.

Mrs. Bateman moved to the city of Meade in 1904, where she lived until the last few years which were spent with her daughter, Mrs. Grace Painter, on the farm south east of Meade. When given an opportunity to vote for President, Mrs. Bateman appreciated this importance and was the first woman to present herself at the polls on election morning in Meade.

She is survived by two brothers, Ira C. Rees, of Malvern, Arkansas, and S. T. Rees, of Lamar, Colorado; two sisters, Rosa B. Lee and Lizzie J. Ross of Hamburg, Louisiana; two children, W. A. Bateman of Ronan, Montana and Grace Painter of Meade, Kansas; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two brothers, Charlie and Zenus Rees; one sister Lillie Rees; one son Charlie Bateman; and two grandchildren, Robert and Frieda Painter.
Family links: 
  Ira H. Rees (1825 - 1889)
  Lydia Carter Rees (1829 - 1913)
  William Stephen Bateman (1860 - 1880)*
  Charles Halsey Bateman (1875 - 1928)*
  William Aynesworth Bateman (1877 - 1957)*
  Rosa Grace Bateman Painter (1879 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Meade County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Leta Knauss
Originally Created by: Ancestry Seeker
Record added: Mar 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25114337
Alice Viola <i>Rees</i> Bateman
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Alice Viola <i>Rees</i> Bateman
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Alice Viola <i>Rees</i> Bateman
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Rest easy. Not forgotten.
- Penny Jo
 Added: Apr. 6, 2012
Rest in peace great-grandmother.
- Leta Knauss
 Added: Jan. 6, 2012

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