Elmer Ellsworth Bates
- Born: 16 Feb 1900, Silver Spring, Cumberland Co., PA
- Marriage: Romaine Dessie Missouri Kile (Keil) about 1921 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA.
- Died: 15 Nov 1952, Cumberland Co., PA. at age 52
- Buried: 19 Nov 1952, Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot O3-10)
Cause of his death was Coronary Thrombosis.
The 1900 Federal Census for Pennsylvania, Cumberland Co., Silver Spring Township, District 25, page 174B records George S. (Oct 1871)and Lucy A. (April 1873) Bates with children Annie E. (Nov 1896) and Elmer E. (Feb 1900) next door to George's parents Jacob (Feb 1848) and Annie (March 1853) Bates.
The 1910 Federal Census for Silver Spring Township, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, District 37, page 196A records George S. (38 - PA/PA/PA) and Lucy A. (36 - PA/PA/PA) Bates with children Annie E. (13), Elmer E. (10), and Ester E. (3). George is a farmer and has been married to Lucy for 14 years.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for Elmer Ellsworth Bates records his date of birth as February 16, 1900. He is tall and slender with brown eyes and black hair and works on the farm of his father, George S. Bates.
The 1920 Federal Census for Pennsylvania, Cumberland Co., Silver Spring Township, District 39, page 203A/B records George S. (47) and Lucy A. (46) Bates with children Annie E. (22), Elmer E. (20), Ester E. (13), and Jacob C. (9) living on Silver Spring Road.
The 1930 Federal Census for Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA, District 25, page 81B, dated April 7, 1930 records Elmer E. (30 - PA/PA/PA) and Romaine D. (27 - PA/Ohio/PA) Bates with daughter Dorothy (4 11/12) living at 17 Portland St. Elmer and Romaine have been married for 9 years. Elmer is a "Valuables Clerk" at the Express Company.
The 1940 Federal Census for Silver Spring Township, Cumberland Co., PA, District 21-53, page 848B, dated May 27, 1940 records Elmer E. (40 - PA) and Romaine (38 - PA) Bates with daughter Dorothy (15). Elmer and Romaine have been married for 9 years. Elmer is a "Money Clerk" at the R. R. Express Company having earned $1,680 during the last 52 weeks. Elmer has completed 1 year of high school while Romaine has completed 4 years of high school. They own their home valued at $2,000.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Elmer Ellsworth Bates (married)
Residence: 405 W. Keller St., Mechanicsbrg, PA
Occupation: Railway Express
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1900
Birth Place: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 15 Nov 1952
Death Place: Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Burial: Nov 19, 1952 at Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA
Father Name: George Bates
Mother Name: Lucy Conrad
Certificate Number: 94236
Informant: Mrs. Elmer Bates (wife) of Mechanicsburg, PA
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Valuables Clerk at an Express Co. (1930).
Elmer married Romaine Dessie Missouri Kile (Keil), daughter of John William Kile (Keil) and Katherine Margaret (Katie) Halter, about 1921 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. (Romaine Dessie Missouri Kile (Keil) was born on 18 May 1902 in Mechanicsburg, PA, died on 29 Nov 1989 in Cumberland Co., PA. and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot O3-10).)