|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1840|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1901|
George Bates was born in Darke County, Ohio.
He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a resident of Scottsdale, Illinois, when he enlisted as a Sergeant on 25 May 1861. He mustered in Co D 14th Illinois Infantry on the same day as his enlistment. He was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 5 Oct 1862 and to Full 1st Lieutenant on 19 Aug 1863. George was discharged on 26 Feb 1864 at Hebron, Mississippi.
At the time of his enlistment, he was a farmer, but after his discharge he became an itinerant minister for the Methodist Episcopal Church.
On 8 Jun 1870 he married Emily H Best, who shared with him over thirty years of the thirty-four years he spent as a minister in the Methodist Church. Due to his failing health, his last service was in Pittsfield, Illinois, April 1900.
George and his wife came to Malvern in 1900 to be near their daughter, Mrs. Frank Bridges. George hoped that rest and a change might benefit his health but he died at his home in Malvern from heart trouble in 1901. He died at the age of 60 years 10 months.
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Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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1st Lieutenant Co D 14th Illinois Infantry. Remember those who served.|
Added: Jul. 18, 2012