John Ransom Bates

8 July 1911–20 May 1998 (Age 86)
Trimble, Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Ransom

When John Ransom Bates was born on 8 July 1911, in Trimble, Cullman, Alabama, United States, his father, Ransom Darius Bates, was 52 and his mother, Nancy Ann Weldon, was 39. He married Ila Jane Harris on 22 October 1938, in Cullman, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 20 May 1998, in Crane Hill, Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Crane Hill, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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John Ransom Bates
Ila Jane Harris
Marriage: 22 October 1938
Ellis Robert Bates
Ellis Robert Bates

Spouse and Children

22 October 1938
Cullman, Alabama, United States


    Ellis Robert Bates


    Ellis Robert Bates


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 1

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

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

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John R Bates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Bates in household of R D Bates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John R Bates, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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