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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4553.AM:  Louis A. Bates, 1855-1928



Papers:  1913 and undated

Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Xenia, Illinois, on April 5, 1855, Louis A. Bates moved with his family to Nebraska at a young age.  The 1860 census shows the Bates family living at Plattford, Sarpy County, Nebraska Territory.  Louis worked as a farm laborer and then a schoolteacher.  He married Julia Kelly on September 6, 1882.  By 1900, Bates was living in Springfield, Nebraska, and working as a retail druggist.  Louis A. Bates died at Springfield, Nebraska, on March 31, 1928.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing several poems and stories by Louis A. Bates.  One of the stories describes purportedly describes the making of the first flag in Plattford, Nebraska, in 1861.  Another story describes the Battle of Beaver Creek in 1863.  The poetry mostly relates to pioneer life.



INVENTORY



Poetry and other writings by Louis A. Bates



 



Subject headings:



Bates, Louis A., 1855-1928

Plattford (Neb.) — History

Poetry

Poets — Nebraska

Sarpy County (Neb.) — History



 



Revised TMM      11-30-2020