William Penn Bates

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William Penn Bates

  • Birth 7 Jan 1879 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 2 Mar 1956 Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 83791789

William was born to Dr. William Lincoln Bates (who was born as William Henry Carr but his mother Lucenia Howland died young and his dad Benjamin S. Carr was institutionalized and then died in 1883, so he was adopted by a relative Hannah Fowler Carr and her husband John Bates, who legally changed his name to William Lincoln Bates) and Rebecca Jane Lowie/Lewin.

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

Brown University Yearbook about William 1902: "William is a Providence boy. He has played a good game for four years as fullback on the Varsity Football team and as Captain last Fall. He has also been a bad man to go up against on the Hockey team. He is first Vice President of his class, a member of the Cammarian Club and one of the most popular at Brown. He intends to make mining engineering his life's work and in preparation for that he may take Post- Graduate work at Columbia"

Newspaper: Description of William Penn Bates. Died March 2, 1956. Born Jan 7, 1879. Son of the late Rebecca and Dr. W. Lincoln Bates. Husband of the late Blanch Baldwin (Moore) Bates. Survived by daughter and a sister. Information from the Narragansett Times. Burial in Cedar Cemetery.
Date March 8, 1956

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

He married Blanche Baldwin Moore, born in Michigan around 1886 and they had a daughter Margaret Ingham Bates born November 11th, 1911 in California. Blanche was cremated and buried in Jamestown Friends Cemetery in 1953.


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  • Maintained by: RI Researcher Gal
  • Originally Created by: Dana Meeks
  • Added: 21 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83791789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Penn Bates (7 Jan 1879–2 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83791789, citing Friends Cemetery, Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by RI Researcher Gal (contributor 47485860) .