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Phaon Hilborn Bates

Birthdate: (88)
Death: May 15, 1968 (88)
Circle Terrace Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William H. Bates, Sr. and Margaret Peterman
Husband of Helen G Bates
Father of <private> Daniels (Bates) and Dorothy H King
Brother of Abram Peterman Bates; Ivy May Bates; William H. Bates, Jr.; Mary M Bates; Alta Ruth Bates and 1 other

Occupation: Chemist
Managed by: William Albert Bates
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About Phaon H Bates

Phanon was born in PA August 1879. He is listed in the Philadelphia Street Directory of 1907 as being a chemist.

Family tradition has it that the location of the Hover Dam was the result of his soil analyst. According to this tradition his report indicated that there was a high leval of natural cement in the soil at this location which could be used for the dam and that the natural formation of the canyon was the reason for the sight to be chosen. Tradition also has it that he as a chemist worked on the lens for the telescope at Mount Palomar.
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Phaon H Bates's Timeline

August 1, 1879
May 15, 1968
Age 88
St Petersburg, Florida, USA