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Dr Nelson Bates

Dr Nelson Bates

Birth
Henderson, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 16 Dec 1885 (aged 71)
Fontanelle, Adair County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fontanelle, Adair County, Iowa, USA
Plot row 13 lot 1 oldest section
Memorial ID 26713135 · View Source
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Doctor Nelson Bates came to Fontanelle on the 1st of August 1866 from Lewis Co., NY. He was born in Jefferson Co., NY, on the 23rd of December, 1813, and is the son of Cyrus Bates, a farmer of that place.

The doctor lived in the county of his birth, teaching in the village schools until 1852. He here studied laws of hygiene and health, and the science of medicine, but did not enter into practice until 1851. In 1852 he graduated from the Eclectic School of Medicines, at Syracuse, New York. He then entered into active practice at Martinsburg, Lewis County, where he remained until 1862, when he started west.

He has been in active practice until within a few years, but has been gradually withdrawing himself, giving only his attention to consultations. He was the second doctor to locate here, and he had a large patronage.

He was married October 15, 1846, to Miss Charity Russell of Royalton, Vermont, the daughter of T. B. Russell. He had been previously married on the 1st of May 1834 to Miss Amanda Alexander, by whom he had five children; Albion and Francis M., both living in Fontanelle; Nelson, Jr., shot while in the army, and died in 1867; Marinda, the wife of A. G. Green, and Angelina, the wife of L. A. Chafa of this county.


Gravesite Details Shares a stone with wife, Charity

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  • Created by: Cindy Baldogo
  • Added: 9 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26713135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Nelson Bates (23 Dec 1813–16 Dec 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26713135, citing Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Baldogo (contributor 46945191) .