When Ormus Elias Bates was born on 11 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Ormus Ephraim Bates, was 30 and his mother, Phoebe Maria Matteson, was 28. He married Sarah Elizabeth Tuttle in 1869, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 6 March 1912, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Oakley Cemetery, Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.
English: variant of Bate with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also common in Ireland.
Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .