BATES, CHARLES P. - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | CHARLES P. BATES - South Dakota Gravestone Photos

Charles P. BATES

Mount Pleasant - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

BATES, CHARLES P., is a native of New York, and was born December 4, 1860, and although his father was a minister of the gospel Charles was reared on a farm. He completed his education at the Genesee Wesleyan seminary, and commenced the study of law at Rochester, New York. The time he was eighteen years of age until he was twenty-three he taught school and studied law in connection with his course at the seminary. In 1883 he went to Ipswich, South Dakota, and engaged in the hardware business for nearly two years. In March, 1885, came to Sioux Falls, and entered the law office of H.H. Keith. In January, 1887, was admitted to the bar, but continued in the employment of Mr. Keith until January, 1889, at which time they formed a co-partnership under the firm name of Keith & Bates. This co-partnership existed until January 1, 1893. He then engaged in the practice of law by himself until January, 1898, when he formed a co-partnership with P.J. Rogde, under the firm name of Bates & Rogde. In May, 1894, he was appointed city attorney of the city of Sioux Falls, was reappointed in 1895, and held the office until May 1896. During the campaign of 1894 he was chairman of the Republic Committee County committee of Minnehaha County, and conducted the campaign with great credit and ability. After the nomination of McKinley for president in 1896, he joined at the Silver Republicans, and received the nomination for state attorney upon the Fusion ticket, and, with all the rest of the candidates on that ticket, was elected. In 1898 he was re-elected, and was chairman of the executive committee of the Fusion party, and had the management of the campaign in the county during that year. Mr. Bates is a good lawyer, is careful in the preparation of his cases for trial, and is a good trial lawyer. In the performance of his duties as states attorney he has been faithful, energetic and successful. A few years ago he married Miss Grace Chester, and estimable young lady, and they are now bringing up two bright boys, possibly to enlarge the circle of the legal profession, but probably for the ministry.

History of Minnehaha County South Dakota
D.R. Bailey 1899 page 441

Contributed on 5/6/10 by jackpotcook2
Email This Contributor

Suggest a Correction

Record #: 55989

To request a copy of this photo for your own personal use, please contact our state coordinator. If you are not a family member or the original photographer — please refrain from copying or distributing this photo to other websites.

Thank you for visiting the South Dakota Gravestone Photo Project. On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in South Dakota, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this genealogy archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 5/6/10 • Approved: 12/7/15 • Last Updated: 12/10/15 • R55989-G0-S3

Users Online  |  Surnames  |  Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login