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Nelson Bates

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA
Death: December 18, 1885 (71)
Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, USA
Place of Burial: Fontanelle, Adair County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Cyrus Bates and Lydia Jennings
Husband of Amanda Alexander and Charity Bates
Brother of Ormus Ephraim Bates; Sarah Marinda Pratt; Lovina Arminda (Bates) Aspinwall; Marcellus Livingston Bates; Orissa Allred (Bates) and 5 others

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About Dr. Nelson Bates

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. Note: Shares a stone with wife, Charity

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Dr. Nelson Bates's Timeline

December 23, 1813
Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA
December 25, 1843
Age 30
December 25, 1843
Age 30
December 23, 1845
Age 32
December 23, 1845
Age 32
December 23, 1845
Age 32
December 18, 1885
Age 71
Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, USA
March 20, 1931
Age 71