Obit: Bates, Joseph Franklin (1854 - 1943)

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Surnames: Bates, Kenady, Blocher, Meyer, Anderson, Dorrance, Asp

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 March 1943

Bates, Joseph Franklin (27 Nov. 1854 - 1 March 1943)

Joseph Franklin Bates, son of Lewis Noble and Nancy Adaline Bates, was born in New Boston, Mercer County, Ill., Nov. 27, 1854. He departed this life March 1, 1943, at the age of 88 years, three months and four days. He moved with his parents from Illinois to Big Grove, now Ashland, Pottawattamie County, Ia., where he resided until August of 1883, when he, with his parents, moved to Kingman, Kansas.

On Dec. 39th, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy E. Kenady. This union was blessed with five children. A son, Andrew N., died in infancy and a daughter, Elnora, Mrs. Elmer Blocher, also preceded her father in death.

In 1910, he, with his family, moved back to Pottawattamie County. In Nov., 1919, he moved onto a farm in Dewhurst Township, Clark County, where he resided until his death.

His family was given first place in his life at all times. He possessed a kindly disposition and was always ready and willing to assist his neighbors and friends.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and daughters, Mary A., at home; Effie, Mrs. Fred Meyer, Rochester, Minn., and Annie, Mrs. Albert Anderson, of Alma Center, eleven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Leaner Dorrance, of Rago, Kansas, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at two p.m. at the Schiller-Terhune Funeral Home, the Rev. Obed Asp officiating. Burial will be made in the Dells Dam Cemetery.



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