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 Charles Henry Bates

Charles Henry Bates

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 26 Jul 1912 (aged 34)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 153863884 · View Source
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Officer Charles H. Bates
San Francisco Police Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, July 26, 1912

Officer Charles Bates was shot and killed in an attempted hold-up at the intersection of 16th Street and Shotwell Street shortly before midnight.

He had just completed his shift, had changed into civilian clothes, and was walking home when he was approached by a man who attempted to rob him. He was shot once in the chest as he took action to attempt to stop the robbery.

He was transported to Central Emergency Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Bates had served with the San Francisco Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Mission Street Station. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Charles, a California native, was the son of Mary Chalmers and Alfred Bates; brother of William, George, Henry and Maud Bates; husband of Grace Fayette McElwain; father of Harold Elwain and Alfred Tennyson Bates.

In 1880, the family was living in San Francisco, CA.

By 1910, Charles was married. He, his wife Grace, his two children Harold and Alfred, and his widowed mother Mary, were living in San Francisco.

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Dum Tacet Clamat

Here rests
a Woodman
of the World

1879 - 1912

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Gravesite Details Dum Tacet Clamat - Though silent, he speaks




  • Created by: Dee Green
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153863884
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry Bates (21 Jan 1878–26 Jul 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153863884, citing Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dee Green (contributor 48325163) .