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Charles Bates

Charles Bates was born June 5, 1819, and Charlotte Fields Bates born September 29, 1821. They lived for a time after their marriage in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

From sketchy information that we have, we assume that the Bates family moved to Madison County, Iowa where their children grew up and married.

They had the following children: Henrietta, Abbie, Edith, Edwina, Charles, Louis, Phillip, Joel (married Mary Raleigh and had son Gilbert), John, and Isabel Carolyn. John married Rachel Morgan and their children were: Leah, Daisy, Arthur, George, Jesse, Richard, and twins Ernest and Edward. Isabel Carolyn married West Morgan, and after his death married Frederick Ough. She had Roland B., Oscar M., Jessie K. Morgan; and Lloyd V. Ough.

Charles and Charlotte Bates came west about the middle of the 1880s and settled on what has been known as the Leland place, in Howard Canyon.

Mrs. Bates has been remembered as a very kindly woman who helped her neighbors by nursing whenever help was needed. Mr. Bates did some farming and engaged in the business of making shingles which he cut by hand. Mrs. Bates passed away in 1892 and is buried in the Evans Pioneer Cemetery, now known as Mountain View.

Mr. Bates lived with his daughter, Mrs. Isabel Ough for a number of years. On a visit to the Midwest he became suddenly ill and in Redwillow, Nebraska he passed away June 4, 1903. Although his name appears on the memorial stone with his wife’s in Mountain View Cemetery, he was buried at the place of his death." --unsigned

[SOURCE:  Submitted by Dorothy Keefe, from a compendium of biographies hand typed and distributed by the East Multnomah Pioneer Association in about 1972, pp. 33-34.]

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