Minnesota Bates

1 March 1891–11 February 1989 (Age 97)
Mountain Cove District, Fayette, Virginia, United States

The Life of Minnesota

When Minnesota Bates was born on 1 March 1891, in Mountain Cove District, Fayette, Virginia, United States, her father, Ezra Barr Bates, was 25 and her mother, Medora Belle Legg, was 21. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with James Calvin Smith. She lived in Shady Spring, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Gideon District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 1989, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Calvin Smith
1892–1970
Minnesota Bates
1891–1989
Eileen Smith
1915–
Paul Smith
1915–
Doyle Elwood Smith
1924–2012
Robert Smith
1929–2015
Doris Davis
1931–2018

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Eileen Smith

    Female1915–Female

    Paul Smith

    Male1915–Male

    Male1924–2012Male

    Robert Smith

    Male1929–2015Male

    Doris Davis

    Female1931–2018Female

Parents and Siblings

    Ezra Barr Bates

    Male1865–1896Male

    Female1869–1951Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1917

Age 26

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Minnie Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnie Smith in household of James C Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnesota Bates in household of Dora B. Bates, "United States Census, 1900"

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