Elida Jane Bates

Elida Jane Bates[1]

Female 1851 - 1938  (87 years)

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  • Name Elida Jane Bates 
    Born 13 Feb 1851  Mineral Springs, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Town of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1860 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 9 
    William J. Bates, 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Town of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin [WJB 02.]
    William J. Bates, 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Town of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin [WJB 02.]
    William J. Bates, his wife, Mary Bunnell; their children, Joseph W., Frances J., Sara A., and Elida J.
    Census 1870  Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1870 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 18 
    William J. Bates, 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.  [WJB 05
    William J. Bates, 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WJB 05
    William J. Bates, his wife, Mary Bunnell Bates; their children; Elida, Elmer, Eris; and Clarence Chesmore, their grandson or son of Nathan J. Chesmore, Jr. and Frances I. Bates.
    Census 1880  Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 29 
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 08.]
    Pierce, William Henry and Family: 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 08.]
    William H., Elida J. (Bates) Pierce, Frederick, Charles, Frank, Ernest; Maggie Kohler (relationship unknown) and John Bussy, Farm Laborer
    Census 1885  Iowa, Hamilton County, Independence Township Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1885 Iowa State Census 
    Age: Abt. 31 
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa  [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; 1885 Iowa State Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa [WHP 05.]
    William H. Pierce; his wife, Elida Bates Pierce; a step-son, Fred Pierce;sons Charles, Frank (Ernest) William, and Bert. In addition, an unknown female, 19 years of age, Jennie Yaus.
    Census 27 Jun 1900  Kamrar Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 49 
    William H. Pierce, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Kamrar Village, Hamilton County, Iowa.  [WHP 11.]
    William H. Pierce, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Kamrar Village, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 11.]
    William H. Pierce, his wife, Elida Bates Pierce, and their son, Guy H. Pierce
    Census 06 June 1905  Nilsen Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1905 Minnesota State Census 
    Age: 52 
    Pierce, William Henry and Family in 1905 Minnesota State Census
    Pierce, William Henry and Family in 1905 Minnesota State Census
    William H., Elida J., Bert E., and Guy H. Pierce
    Census 1910  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1910 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 59 
    Land Purchase 15 Apr 1918  Sterling, Colorado - Homestead Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1920  Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 69 
    Census 1930  Hamilton County, Independence Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    1930 U. S. Federal Census  
    Age: Abt. 79 
    Bert E. Pierce household, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.  [BEzP 07.]
    Bert E. Pierce household, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BEzP 07.]
    Bert E. Pierce; his wife, Ethyle M. Gilmore; their children: Merrill, Burrill, and Faye Pierce; and Bert's mother, Elida Bates Pierce.
    Died 1 Aug 1938  Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried 4 Aug 1938  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Pierce, William H. and Elida J. Bates Pierce Wood
    Pierce, William H. and Elida J. Bates Pierce Wood
    Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. This is one side of the stone. On the other side are the names of Bert E. Pierce and Ethyle Mary Gilmore Pierce.
    Person ID I267  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2016 

    Father William J. Bates,   b. 18 May 1815, Chenango County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1895, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Bunnell,   b. 14 Jul 1818, New York State Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1896, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Aug 1836  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William F. Wood,   b. 1843, New York State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Henry Pierce,   b. 8 Apr 1824, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1906, Breckenridge, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1871  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
    +1. Charles A. Pierce,   b. 25 Feb 1872, Webster City, Iowa; probably on the Pierce Farm Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1898, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Frank Orlando Pierce,   b. 29 Aug 1873, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1951, St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Ernest William Pierce,   b. 12 Jun 1877, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1956, Santa Monica (Ocean Park), Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Bert Ezra Pierce,   b. 31 Jan 1882, Kamrar, Iowa on a nearby farm. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1966, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Guy Henry Pierce,   b. 8 May 1886, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1968, Mulliken, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    Photos
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Pierce, William Henry and Family
    Front Row: Guy H. Pierce, Ernest W. Pierce, William H. and Elida J. Bates Pierce, Fred Pierce, Bert Pierce.Back Row: Frank O. and Charles Pierce
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Pierce, Frank Orlando
    Husband of Mabel C. Brewer
    Bates, Elida J.,
    Bates, Elida J.,
    2nd wife of William Henry Pierce
    Pierce, William Henry
    Pierce, William Henry
    Husband of Maria Burton Pierce and of Elida J. Bates
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Pierce, Frederick and Ellenor Neel
    Parents of George, Hazel, Jessie, Florence, and Donald Pierce
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Pierce, Guy, Bert, and Ernest
    Three Young Pierce Brothers
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Pierce, Charles A.
    Husband of Isabel E. Smith, father of Floyd Pierce
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bates, Elida J.,
    Bates, Elida J.,
    2nd wife of William Henry Pierce
    Pierce, William Henry
    Pierce, William Henry
    Husband of Maria Burton Pierce and of Elida J. Bates

  • Notes 
    •        Dale Lange only vaguely remembers his great grandmother Elida. She had a room in the upstairs of the Frank O. Pierce farmhouse in Connelly Township in Wilkin County, Minnesota. Dale recalls that she and Mabel Pierce were not always friendly, that Elida (in her 80s) was somewhat demanding and difficult. He recalls that she would call down the stairs for service since she had difficulty in walking those stairs. But she was still Frank O. Pierce's mother, and treated with respect. Dale has her rocking chair at 2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503.
             After the death of William H. Pierce, Elida married a Mr. Wood. She purchased a homestead near Sterling, Colorado.
             Gladys Pierce (Erdmann) writes [GRP 05]:
             Grandmother Pierce was 27 years younger than Grandfather Pierce. She lived with us many years on our home farm near Breckenridge. She was an invalid for a long time and my mother [Mabel] took care of her until we finally had to hire someone to care for her.
             In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates is a nine year old, white female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York State. She attended school within the year. She lives with her parents William and Mary. She lives with two brothers (Elmer W., Joseph W.) and two sisters (Frances J., Sara A.). The family lives in the city of Plover in Portage County, Wisconsin. [WJB 02.]
             In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates is an 18 year old, white, single female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York State. She lives with her parents, William and Mary, two brothers, Elmer W. and Eris W., and Clarence Chesmore, a cousin. The family lives in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WJB 05.]
             In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates Pierce is living in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. She is a 29 year old, white, married female. She is married to William Henry Pierce. She is "keeping house." She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York. She lives with her husband, William, four sons (Frederick, Charles, Frank, Ernest) and Maggie Kohler and John Bussy, a farm laborer. It is not clear who Maggie Kohler is; John Bussy is a farm laborer. [WHP 08.]
             In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Elida Bates pierce is a 31 year old, white, married female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York State. She lives with her husband, William Henry, five sons: Fred, Charles, Frank, William, Bert, and a Jennie Yaus, relationship unknown. The family lives in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 05.]
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates Pierce is living in Kamrar Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. She is the wife of William H. Pierce; she is a 58 year old, white female who has been married for 29 years. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were also born in Wisconsin. [Actually, they were both born in New York State.] She reads, writes, and speaks English. Only one of her six children is still at home, Guy H. Pierce. She has given birth to six children, one of whom has already died before 1900 and that was Charles Pierce, who died in 1898. [It is my belief that Elida gave birth to only five sons, not six. The sixth, Frederick, is the son of Maria Burton Pierce, the first wife of William Henry. She died in 1870; Frederick was born in 1869.] [WHP 11.]
             In the 1905 Minnesota State Census, Elida J. (Bates) Pierce is a 52 year old, white, married female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York. She has lived in Minnesota for two years and in Nilsen Township for one year and two months. She lives with her husband, William H., and two sons, Bert E. and Guy H. Pierce in Nilsen Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. [WHP 14.]
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates Pierce is living in Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. She is a widow, since William H. died in 1906. She is living with her sons, Bert E. and Guy H. Pierce. She is white, female of 56 years. The form indicates that she was born in Vermont (it was actually Wisconsin) and her parents were both born in New York. She speaks, reads, and writes English. According to the form, she had six children; one has died - Charles. [See note above relating to the 1900 Census.] [BEzP 05.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Elida J. Bates (Pierce) Wood is a 67 year old, white, married female. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York. She is married to William F. Wood and lives in Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa. [WFW 01.]
             In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Elida Jane Bates Pierce (Wood) is living with Bert E. Pierce and his wife, Ethyle, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. With her are three of the Bert and Ethyle Pierce children: Burrill, Merrill, and Faye. Elida is a 78 year old, white, widowed female. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in New York state. [BEzP 07.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S904] Elida Jane Wood (Maiden-Bates; 1st marriage Pierce), death certificate (01 August 1938), Book 5, Page 13, Line 97, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. (EJB 01.].

    2. [S905] Wilkin County Minnesota deaths, Book 5, Page 13, Line 97. (EJB 01.] Elida Jane [Bates] Pierce Wood, death certificate no. 16806-1938 (01 August 1938), Connolly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Depatment of Heath, Division of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [EJB 07.].

    3. [S8630] William J. Bates household, 1860 U. S. Census, Portage County, Wisconsin, Town of Plover, Plover post office, page 305, dwelling 1148, family 1077; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1526, image 309, FLF 805426. [WJB 02.] [EJB 10.].

    4. [S8633] William J. Bates household, 1870 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Boone Township, page 252A, dwelling 53, family 58; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 394, image 63946, FHF 545893. [WJB 05.].

    5. [S900] William H. Pierce household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, town of Boone, enumeration district 103, page 211A, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 342, image 0427. [WHP 08.].

    6. [S908] William Pierce Household, 1885 Iowa Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, p. 301, line 90 written, 96, printed. [EJB 04.].

    7. [S909] William H. Pierce household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Kamrar Township, ED 106, SD 10, sheet 14, dwelling 286, family 286; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 435, page 119. [WHP 11.].

    8. [S7962] William H. Pierce, 1905 Minnesota State Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Nilsen Township; Minnesota State Census, roll 162; Ancestry.com. (2007). Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 [database online]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc. [WHP 14.].

    9. [S910] B. E. Pierce household, 1910 U.S. census, Wilkin County, Minnesota, Connelly township, ED 268, SD 9, sheet 9A, dwelling 132, family 132; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 726, page 260. [BEzP 05.].

    10. [S913] Elida J. Wood (Bates, Pierce), Land Patent 646020 (18 August 1918), recorded 9 December 1931), Book 924, P. 628, Reception No. 634082, Sterling 021915 and 022589, Sterling, Colorado. [EJB 05.] See also, Receipt for Land Purchase, No. 2164018, April 15, 1918. April 15, 1918. [EJB 06.].

    11. [S911] William F. Wood household, 1920 U. S. Census, Hardin County, Iowa, Providence Township, ED 194, SD 3, sheet 6A, dwellling 94 (farm), family 96; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 492. [WFW 01.].

    12. [S912] Bert E Pierce household, 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence township, ED 40-16, SD 5, sheet 6A, dwelling 116, family 117; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 657, page 207. [BEzP 07.].

    13. [S906] Wilkin County Minnesota deaths, Book 5, Page 13, Line 97. (EJB 01.].

    14. [S907] Elida Jane Pierce. B.E. Pierce Receives Word of Mother's Death. Webster City Daily Freemen Journal, Monday 1 August 1938. [EJB 02.] Elida Jane [Bates] Pierce Wood, death certificate no. 16806-1938 (01 August 1938), Connolly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Depatment of Heath, Division of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [EJB 07.] See Nadine Dingman letter, 12 May 2004, to Dale L. Lange, held by Lange at 2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503. [EJB 08.].

    15. [S8637] William J. Bates, p.333-34 in Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa. Chicago: Lewis Biograpical Publishing Co., 1889. [WJB 08.].

    16. [S7189] Pierce-Bates Marriage, 1871 Hamilton County Marriage Record, p. 81, No. 237 (February 09 1871), Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHP 04; EJB 03.].


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