Northern Lyon County Journal
Friday, May 20, 1904



Northern Lyon County Journal
Friday, May 20, 1904

George F. Bates Deceased.

 Nothing has shocked our community more than the receipt of a telegram last Saturday, announcing the death of George F. Bates, at Bethany hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, where he had gone for treatment.  He had been very painfully ill for some time and hoped to be relieved by treatment at the hospital, but no one supposed that he was so near deaths door.  No one could have gone from among us who would be missed more than will George F. Bates who has been denitrified with all the interests of Allen for years.
  Mr. Bates was born in Wisconsin, December 9, 1848, in 1870 he came to Kansas, and on October 20, 1878 he was married to Miss Phamie C. Courtwright.  Three children, two sons and one daughter, were born to this union.  He came to Allen, in 1889 and launched out in business which he continued until quite recently.  He was highly esteemed for his business integrity and his social qualities.  He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at the first services which were held in the present church building, and continued an earnest and faithful member, and for many years a teacher in the Sabbath school.
  His remains were brought home Saturday afternoon, and on Tuesday the 17th, were laid to rest in the Allen cemetery, there to await the final resurrection.
  Funeral services were held in the church of which he was a member.  The sermon was preached by his pastor, Rev. Levi Hedden, after which the Masons and Odd Fellows – as he was a member, of both – took charge and with appropriate ceremonies, conducted the casket to its final resting place.