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Bertha Bowlin Bates

Bertha Bowlin Bates

Bates family photos: Bertha Bowlin Bates, wife of Charlie Bates (no middle name) in her kitchen on Jayess Road, Jayess, Mississippi, about 1950?; mother of (in order of birth, from oldest) Robert Charles Bates married to Lorene Thornton Bates, Marion James Bates married to Kathleen 'Katherine' Smith Bates (parents of James Russell Bates, 'Charlie' Ray Bates and Bertha 'Norine' Bates Langston) Edward Howard 'Eddie' Bates, Hubert Russell Bates married Veta Nell Boyd, Mattie Bell Bates Boyd married to Hewitt Boyd, Willie James Bates, Aubrey Ray Bates (married to Louise Owens Bates) and twin Audrey May Bates married to Joe Card and then Frank Ferguson, W.C. Bates (died at age 3) and twin 'Baby Bates' died at birth, Ruby Lois Bates Brekeen married Slim Brekeen, Clyde Burnam (spelling?) Bates married to Georgia Fay Bates, Doris Bates married to Charles Boyd and a second husband ?, Mary Ann Harvey Bates married to Jerry Lynn Harvey.