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James S. Bates
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1857
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1926
Houghton County
Michigan, USA

James S. Bates was born on August 21, 1857 in Michigan to Francis and Lois (Harrington) Bates.

On October 5, 1880 in Ravenna, Michigan he married Eva Devenport and together they had 9 children, Myrtle May, Herbert James, Alfred Lyle, Edith, Bertha (1889 - 1977 married Roy Barrenger), Ethel (1892 - 1966 married Edwin Bradley and then Budd McCraney), Hazel, Mabel (1898 - 1987 married William Worst), and James Lester Bates.

He died on March 9, 1926 in Donken, Michigan at the age of 67.

Special thanks to my cousin Mary Ann Cassady for typing and sending his obituary to me.

DONKEN RESIDENT SUMMONED - James Bates Succumbs at Home to Attack of Heart Trouble.

James Bates, aged 63, passed away at his home in Donken, Tuesday. Death is ascribed to heart trouble.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Herbert, James and Alfred, all of Flint; and five daughters, Mrs. Amos Buffin and Mrs. Roy Berrenger of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Owen Warner of Big Rapids; Mrs. Bud McCraney of Reed City, Mich., and Mrs. William Worst of Dighton, Mich.

The body will be removed to Big Rapids where the funeral will be held.

Some of his grandchildren on find a grave who I have yet to find their parents to link them to are: Edwin Bradley, Roy Worst, and Elbert Worst 
Family links: 
  Lois Harrington Bates (1815 - 1906)
  Eva Leona Devenport Bates (1860 - 1926)*
  Myrtle May Bates VanLieren (1879 - 1911)*
  Herbert James Bates (1882 - 1953)*
  Alfred Lyle Bates (1884 - 1958)*
  Edith Bates Buffin (1886 - 1963)*
  Hazel Bates Warner (1895 - 1983)*
  James Lester Bates (1901 - 1979)*
  Anna Snooks (1837 - 1894)*
  Harvey Joshua Bates (1844 - 1932)*
  Lyman J Bates (1848 - 1864)*
  James S. Bates (1857 - 1926)
*Calculated relationship
Highland View Cemetery
Big Rapids
Mecosta County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 58
Maintained by: Jim Bradley
Originally Created by: Joan Kinney Timmer
Record added: Nov 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61553407
James S. Bates
Added by: Joan Kinney Timmer
James S. Bates
Added by: Joan Kinney Timmer
James S. Bates
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Lonnie HILLARD Wolgamott
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My Great Grandfather
- Mary Ann Cassady
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013

- Ann H.
 Added: May. 19, 2013
My great, great grandpa.
- Jim Bradley
 Added: May. 8, 2013

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