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 Benjamin Robert Bates

Benjamin Robert Bates

Birth
Owego, Tioga County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jan 1909 (aged 76)
Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Burial Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 49282015 · View Source
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"Burlington Republican"
Burlington, Coffey Co., Kansas

Thursday, January 21, 1909

B. R. Bates was born December 5, 1832, in the town of Osego in Tiago county, New York (sic - s/b Owego, Tioga Co), living there till young manhood going from there to Illinois with his parents, living there for a time again moving to Wisconsin, working on the Wisconsin river running rafts for three years, going from there to Cass county, Nebraska, in 1858, helping to support his mother and her children, seven brothers and two sisters. All of his seven brothers joining the Civil war. He feeling it his duty to look after his aged mother and the families of his married brothers staid at home. He here was married to Miss Mary E. Amick in April 1862, to them were born four children, two of them dying in infancy, the others John W. Bates, living near his father's home east of this city, the other, Mary Etta Noell whose home is near Weeping Water, Cass county, Nebraska, his only daughter who has been here helping to care for her aged father for the past five weeks, their mother dying in August, 1868 (sic 1869), leaving those small children without a mother's loving care. He again was married to Miss Julia A. Maynard August 28, 1869. To them were born six children, four of whom died in infancy. The others are William Argus and Benjamin Guy Bates, who have made their home with their father until his death, their mother departed from this life August 27, 1879, again leaving small children to be cared for. Living alone with his children for some years he again was married to Mrs. Susannah McElwee in March, 1884, living with her until the time of his death January 19, 1909. By his death we have lost a kind, loving husband, and a fond affectionate father, but what is our small loss is his great gain for he has gone to rest.


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May the Lord be merciful to his soul.


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  • Maintained by: Bob and Valerie Freeman
  • Originally Created by: Gary Decker
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49282015
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Robert Bates (5 Dec 1832–19 Jan 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49282015, citing Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Bob and Valerie Freeman (contributor 46892856) .