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Joseph E. Bates
Birth: 1835
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1900

Denver Mayor. Bates served as Mayor from 1872 to 1873 and again from 1885 to 1887. He also served as a county commissioner. He was known for eliminating the city's debt, having gas street lights replaced by electric and he created a system for naming Denver's streets. He was credited with improving the police department by initiating a patrol system, and he sponsored the volunteer fire department, as well as a board of health, and he is attributed with starting Denver's first regular trash pickups. In 1867 he founded the Denver Pacific Company which was believed to help bring a railroad to Denver and he served as President of the Colorado Pioneers Association. He also served two terms in Denver's city council. Some speculate that he may have used his "brew" to increase his popularity as he was the founder and president of Denver City Brew Company. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alvah Bates (1812 - 1853)
  Elvira P Curtis Bates (____ - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Cordelia E. Bates (1834 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph C. Bates (1867 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph E. Bates (1835 - 1900)
  Elvira Adela Bates (1842 - 1843)**
  Stanley E Bates (1846 - 1866)*
  Alvah C. Bates (1846 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: blk 15, lot 107
 
Created by: Scott Braddy
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
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Joseph E. Bates, sponsor of the volunteer J.E. Bates Fire & Hose Co. No. 3, at 246 11th St. until Denver instituted a paid fire department.
- Mark Dieckman
 Added: Apr. 9, 2014
 
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