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Thomas Jefferson Bates
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1836
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1910
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

Thomas raised two families with a total of sixteen sons, eight in each marriage. First family was in Arkansas and then he moved his second family to Riddle, Oregon in 1904 by train. His only living son, James Regan Bates (from first marriage)& James wife, Victoria, and family were already established in Riddle, Oregon after moving here from Arkansas about 1894. Thomas and James bought property near Riddle where Thomas and his family lived. Thomas was wounded when struck by a falling tree on his home property in January 1910 and died from blood poisoning in the wound. His wife, Flora, and sons had a rough time surviving through the years after his death. emk 
Family links: 
  Flora Ethel Snow Bates (1876 - 1922)*
  James Regan Bates (1862 - 1926)*
  Oady Bates (1901 - 1920)*
  Emery Ray Bates (1907 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The headstone is incorrect with the F. as middle initial
Riddle Cemetery
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Ethel KinKade
Originally Created by: natalie stewart
Record added: Apr 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8639141
Thomas Jefferson Bates
Added by: Peggy A. Rowe-Snyder
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- Ethel KinKade
 Added: May. 27, 2012

- Jo Frey
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- Peggy A. Rowe-Snyder
 Added: Jan. 24, 2008

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