Dr William Lincoln Bates


Dr William Lincoln Bates

Rhode Island, USA
Death 9 Jan 1932 (aged 76–77)
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 120181723 View Source

Dr. Bates is said to have been buried in the clear space of Friends Cemetery.

William was actually born William Henry Carr to Benjamin S. Carr and his wife Lucina Howland. His mother died and his father was institutionalized and died in 1883. He was adopted by a relative Hannah Fowler Carr and her husband John Bates. They legally changed his name to William Lincoln Bates.

Dr. Bates ran the Bates Sanitarium for 40 years in Jamestown, RI. He was a specialist in Electropathy, which became controversial.

William was married first to Rebecca Jane Lowie/Lewin and they had two children, Kathryn Bates, an actress in Hollywood and William Penn Bates.

Dr. Bates ran the Bates Sanitarium for 40 years in Jamestown, RI. He was a specialist in Electropathy, which some say was controversial.

His daughter Kathryn L Bates was a actress in Hollywood, CA. Her grave # 24096949 has a biography of her films.

Obit: "Death of Dr. William Lincoln Bates

Dr. William Lincoln Bates, proprietor of the Bates Sanitarium at Jamestown
and well known in Newport as well as in Jamestown, died Saturday evening, January 9th, at the Naval Hospital in Newport, after a brief illness. He had been in poor health for several months, suffering from a heart
affection. Dr. Bates had been a practicing physician, both in Providence
and Jamestown, maintaining for the past 40 years his sanitarium at Jamestown.

He was born January 1, 1855, in North Kingstown, son of Benjamin and Lucemia Howland CARR, his mother being a descendant of the Howland family of Rhode Island, noted Quaker stock. Upon the death of his mother he was adopted at the age of seven years, by relatives, John and Hannah Bates. Determined to pursue the profession of medicine, he studied at Brown University, at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Philadelphia Polyclinic, and the Philadelphia Electropathic Institute, graduating in December of 1891, and was in active and successful practice to the day of his death.

He was a member of the Rhode Island Historical society, The Providence
Franklin society, the Rhode Island Horticultural Society, and the Newport
and Jamestown historical societies. As a member of the Jamestown Board of Trade and as president of the Jamestown Historical Society for many years,he gave generously of his time and strength to these and all civic
interests. He was also a life member of the Society of Friends, and
numbered among his close friendships many of the leaders of this society.

Dr. Bates was twice married . He is survived by his wife, Dr. Martha Boyce
Bates of Providence; a son, William Penn Bates, of Jamestown, a daughter, Miss Carrie E. Crouchley of Hollywood, Cal., and a grand-daughter, Margaret Ingham Bates, a senior at Brown University."

the issue continues with "Funeral Services for Dr. Bates" describing the
Friends' service and listing the attendees from out of town, "A Tribute to
Dr. W. Lincoln Bates", "Card of Sympathy" from his employees, a "Resolution from the Jamestown Historical Society", "A Tribute from the Nurses", and a
notice "A change of administration for Dr. Bates Sanitarium, established
1892", with his wife Dr. Martha Boyce Bates, M.D., as president and medical director, and son Wm. Penn Bates as manager. Also included is a photograph of the hospital "Maplewood" and a photo of Dr. W. Lincoln. Bates.

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