Frank Manford Bates

15 April 1895–20 April 1953 (Age 58)
Moro Plantation, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Frank Manford

When Frank Manford Bates was born on 15 April 1895, in Moro Plantation, Aroostook, Maine, United States, his father, Josiah R Bates, was 28 and his mother, Mabel Brewer, was 26. He married Anna Madeleine "Amy" Arbour on 10 April 1919, in Smyrna Mills, Smyrna, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 20 April 1953, in Palmyra, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Palmyra, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Manford Bates
Anna Madeleine "Amy" Arbour
Marriage: 10 April 1919
Herbert Josiah Bates
Ivan Manford Bates

Spouse and Children


    Anna Madeleine "Amy" Arbour


10 April 1919
Smyrna Mills, Smyrna, Aroostook, Maine, United States


    Herbert Josiah Bates


    Ivan Manford Bates


Parents and Siblings

    Josiah R Bates


    Mabel Brewer




    Viola Bates


    Stanley C Bates



    Miles A Bates



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

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.

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)

  • Frank M Bates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Bates in household of Josih C Bates, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank M Bates in household of Josiah R Bates, "United States Census, 1910"

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