Recently, Ethel Mae Kinkade sent me these pictures. The first is of Thomas Jefferson Bates about 1870. They lived in Sebastian County, Arkansas at the time. He was married to Susan Eleanor Pearson. TJ was about 34 years old in this picture. As you recall, Thomas is the grandson of John Bates of York, SC, through his second son, Zachariah.
The second picture is also of Thomas Jefferson Bates, about 1900. He was married to Flora Snow then, and still lived in Arkansas. He was about 64 years old.
The last picture is of Flora Snow Bates with the boy's dogs Ring. This was in Riddle, Oregon, 1918. She was a widow at the time. TJ passed away in 1910.
Thanks Ethel Mae for the pictures.