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Dr James Joseph Bates, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1906
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 16, 1975
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

Dr. Jim Bates was born on Sunday, August 12, 1906, in Melrose, IA, the son of Joe and Maggie (Morrison) Bates.

On Wednesday, October 16, 1935, Jim married Cleo Schleier in Albia, IA.

Jim grew up in Melrose and graduated from MHS in 1922. He earned a DDS degree from Creighton University in 1930. Jim's son Jim and his grandson Joe later also earned their dental degrees from Creighton.

Jim entered the US Army in 1943 and was a major in the Pacific campaign in WWII, serving in the Philippines campaign. He was a division dental surgeon, with 11 dental officers under his supervision.

Jim was a dentist in Albia before and after his military service, a total of 45 years of dentistry. His son Jim, Jr., was associated in practice with him in the latter years.

Jim was a lifelong Catholic and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a life member of the Iowa and American Dental Associations.

Jim was a dedicated golfer.

Jim and Cleo had 1 son: Jim.

Jim, 68 years old, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, May 16, 1975, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ottumwa, IA. The cause of his death was cancer, with which he had been ill for years. The Humeston Funeral Home of Albia was in charge of the arrangements; a rosary was recited there on Sunday evening, May 18. Father R. F. Schwank said the funeral Mass on Monday, May 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. Jim was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Albia.
Family links: 
  Joseph Leo Bates (1880 - 1934)
  Margaret Elizabeth Morrison Bates (1880 - 1927)
  Cleo Mary Schleier Bates (1912 - 1991)
  James Joseph Bates (1939 - 2012)*
  Maurice Thomas Bates (1904 - 1973)*
  James Joseph Bates (1906 - 1975)
  Mary Agnes Bates Humeston (1910 - 1995)*
  William Walter Bates (1915 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.02069, 92.82547
Created by: Bill Bates
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77891373
Dr James Joseph Bates, Sr
Added by: Bill Bates
Dr James Joseph Bates, Sr
Added by: Bill Bates
Dr James Joseph Bates, Sr
Added by: Bill Bates
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Thanks for all of your good works, Sir Knight.
- Bill Bates
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014
WWII Major, US Army. Thanks for your military service.
- Bill Bates
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014

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