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 Finis Langdon Bates

Finis Langdon Bates

Birth
Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 Nov 1923 (aged 75)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 49442161 · View Source
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Author, Attorney. His book entitled, "The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth" (1907), tells of an early 1900's death bed confession to Bates from a man called John St. Helen who claimed to be John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
Finis' son, Langdon Doyle Bates, is the father of actress Kathy Bates.


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  • Created by: Larry E. Barnes
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49442161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Finis Langdon Bates (22 Aug 1848–29 Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49442161, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Larry E. Barnes (contributor 5663157) .