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Ira Bates, M.D.
Born 30 January 1822
IRA BATES, M.D., Sec 36; P.O. Viroqua; born Jan 30, 1822, in Montgomery Co., Penn; in 1848, he came to Jones Co., Iowa; he commenced the study of medicine in 1844, with Dr. William Darrach, of Philadelphia; graduated in March 1848, in the Medical Department of the Pennsylvania College, at Philadelphia; he has been in constant practice since then; he owns 380 acres of land. Married Elizabeth Spear in 1850; She was born in 1831, in Morrow Co., Ohio, died in 1859; had one child--Adelaide, (now Mrs. Shoop); second marriage to Emily F. Spear in 1861; she was born in 1837, in Morrow Co., Ohio, died in 1865; had two children—Gertude and Jane; third marriage to Miss Mary Ganser in 1874; she was born in 1838, in Licking Co, Penn; has two children—Gyda and Edward. Democrat.

Source: The History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p. 550.
Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig

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