Joseph W. Bates

1 Oct 1854 - 20 May 1943

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Joseph W. Bates

1 Oct 1854 - 20 May 1943
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Joseph W. Bates


Payson City Cemetery

901 E 400 N
Payson, Utah, Utah
United States


November 18, 2011


November 18, 2011

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Joseph William Bates III

Contributor: ajkalb Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

History of Joseph William Bates and Martha Ann McEntire Bates written by Leah Louis Francom Wood granddaughter Joseph William Bates a native pioneer who is the son of Joseph William Bates II and Harriett Billington Bates. His father was a member of the Mormon Battalion and a Lt. Colonel in the Standing Army of Utah. He was also a body guard for Pres. Brigham Young when Pres. Young came south to Utah County and Payson. Joseph's mother Harriett Billington was 12 years old when she came as a pioneer from England in 1843. Joseph William Bates my grandfather was born in the old Sugar House Ward in Salt Lake City on October 1, 1854. The second child in a family of six children. His sister Eliza Jane Bates was also born in Salt Lake City. The other four children were born in Payson, Utah. Joseph's parents settled in Payson when Joseph was 3 years old. Two of his brothers Hugh Franklin, Louis Austin and his sister Harriet Maria died in young child ¸hood. Eliza, Joseph and Edward grew to man and womanhood. Joseph was a sturdy, happy and dependable boy whose childhood in Payson was filled with much to do. He helped his father who was a mason and stone cutter. Joseph also stood guard with his father during the Black Hawk and Indian Wars when he was only twelve years old. He and his father are listed in the Prominent Men of Utah book published in the 1920's. Their pictures are there also. Joseph William Bates and Martha Ann McEntire were married 14th October 1877. They started life together on a small farm on the south end of Payson Main Street. A number of years later Joseph and Martha Ann moved to the east part of Payson where they bought a 15 acre farm in the Salem fields not far from their home where he raised sugar beets which were hauled to U&I Sugar Co. in Spanish Fork for market also he raised corn, wheat and alfalfa. I remember when the men came to thresh the wheat. Grandpa hired Gil Bearnson's thresher and there were maybe 20 men for lunch. Grandma fed the threshers at noon on tressle tables out under the shade trees. The beet and the wheat harvest were busy days. Grandpa liked to dance. He knew all the dances, The Varsouvienne, Schottish, Quadrille, Polka and Virginia Reel. He danced in his youth and he danced in his maturity. I remember when we had Ward parties. Dancing was always a part of the fun. It was my pleasure to dance the Virginia Reel with my grandfather. That has always been a special memory for me. Also my grandfather was my Sunday School teacher when our class of twelve and thirteen old were studying the Book of Mormon. I remember the fun we had at a party when we were to graduate to the next highest class. We played games and had luncheon of sandwiches, salad, ice cream, cake and punch. Grandpa taught Sunday school, one class or another for over 30 years. He was also at one time, president of the Elders Quorum in First Ward. Joseph was also City Sexton for 34 years. During the flu epidemic of 1918-20 there were so many people who died and so many graves to dig that he was hard pressed to keep up with the work even though he had much help. His sorrow for the families was great, especially for those who buried their little children. Grandpa had the gift of healing. He was called many times to bless the sick. He had great faith in the healing power of the Priesthood. Leland Worsencroft, a young boy at the time, related later to me Leah Wood that Grandpa Bates had healed him when he lay near death with small pox. Joseph William always said, “It’s the Lord who healed them.” He went humbly with a prayer in heart to do good wherever he could. In the D&C Sec. 46 V.10-11 it says: For all have not every gift given unto them. There are many gifts and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God and verses 19-20 “and again it is given to some to have faith to be healed and to others is given to have faith to heal." Joseph W. or "Doadie" as grandma and many of his friends called him and "Marthie” as grandpa called grandma, were the parents of nine children. Five of them lived to maturity. They were: Martha Ann b.1878 Harriet May b.1881 Joseph William b.1884 Charles Henry b.1891 Susan Eliza b.1896. Those who died in infancy were: Louis Edwin b.1887; Mary Awilda b. 1889; Erwin Eli b.1894; Lilly Verene b.1900. It was a great sorrow to them' to lose these children. When Grandpa's brother Edward lost his wife in child birth leaving six children the oldest of whom was 14 and the infant Edward was 5 weeks old, Grandpa and Grandma took their infant son Edward to raise as their own. In young childhood Edward was stricken with spinal meningitis and was left with a problem on his back. Grandpa took him to specialists in Salt Lake City many times for treatment and to have his braces adjusted as he grew. They loved Edward as deeply as their own. He brought the number of their surviving children to six. When the new First Ward chapel was to be constructed, Joseph W. Bates was selected as one of the executive building Committee in February 1930. Then in December of 1941 he was honored as an outstanding citizen of Payson by being presented the annual Yule Candle at the Junior High School Carol and Candle service.

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Joseph W. Bates was born on 1 Oct 1854
Joseph W. Bates was 6 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Joseph W. Bates was 25 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Joseph W. Bates was 30 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Joseph W. Bates was 40 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Joseph W. Bates was 51 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Joseph W. Bates was 60 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Joseph W. Bates was 74 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Joseph W. Bates was 85 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Joseph W. Bates died on 20 May 1943 at the age of 88
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