Bates, George Chapman
Age: 22, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 3/1/62, m/i 4/30/62, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, m/o 9/19/63 [College: UVM 61]
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Birth: 04/28/1839, Irasburg, VT
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Marker/Plot: Section: C Sub Lot: 398 Grave: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R.Lerch/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 137770801
Alias?: None noted
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL (No Marker)
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George C. Bates
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 10, 1901
George Chapman Bates
George Chapman Bates, of Chicago, class of 1861, U.V.M., died April 26,, at his home in that city, of Bright's disease, from which he had suffered for several years. He was the only son of the late Henry M. and Nancy (Chapman) Bates, and was born in Irasburg, April 28, 1839. About 1854 he went with his father's family to Northfield, where he fitted for college and from which place he entered the university in 1857. Among his classmates were the Hon. John H. Converse, Dr. WB. Lund, the late Col. George N. Carpenter, the Rev. Dr. Henry E. Butler, and many others. On graduation he entered the army in the Eighth Vermont regiment with the rank of lieutenant, and was with that regiment in New Orleans from 1862 to 1866, as a member of the telegraph corps.
In July, 1866, he was married to Miss Alice Emily Moore, who with their two sons, Henry and Frederick G., survive him. After marriage he went to Chicago and until 1895, when failing health compelled him to retire from business, was engaged in railroading and mining enterprises. Mr. Bates possessed many attractive qualities of character. He was careful and accurate in business, strong and faithful in his friendships and genial in social life.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.