Ray Albert Bates

9 March 1915–10 January 1980 (Age 64)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Ray Albert

When Ray Albert Bates was born on 9 March 1915, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, his father, Orin E. Bates, was 23 and his mother, Nellie Ruth Clifford, was 20. He married Ada Haupman on 26 June 1946, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States. He lived in Clark, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Rigby Election Precinct 1, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 10 January 1980, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Ray Albert Bates
Lola Mae Burroughs
Marriage: 12 June 1958

Spouse and Children

12 June 1958
Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 5

Historical Boundaries - 1920: Jefferson, Idaho, United States
1934 · Idaho Museum of Natural History

Age 19

The Idaho Museum of Natural History was founded by a group of professors and researchers who wanted to display the regions natural and cultural heritage. The Museum started with a collection consisted of 5,000 objects that were primarily anthropological, archaeological, and historical artifacts that were donated. In 1977, the museum shifted its focus toward natural history, and the majority of the new collections were transferred from the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences to the museum. In 1986, the Idaho State Legislature confirmed the IMNH as Idaho’s official state museum of natural history.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Bates in household of Orin Bates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond Bates in household of Orrin Bates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Bates in household of Oren Bates, "United States Census, 1920"

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