Where the Bates family gathers online to share information about our ancestry. Starting with our earliest proven ancestors, Charlton Bates and Nancy Kelly (O'Kelly) Bates, this blog and its accompanying book includes personal stories and photos shared by Bates descendants.
Oh, Come Angel Band ~ The Living Genealogy of the Charlton Bates Family authored by Yvonne Perry and Jenny Bates Meadows-Sauls is available for Purchase on CreateSpace Purchase on Amazon.com
Monday, September 2, 2013
Lillie Smith Bates grandchildren, Katherine Grogan and Jenny Bates
This is a photo of Lillie Smith Bates with her grandchildren, Katherine Grogan and Jenny Bates, in 1947. Katherine Grogan is the daughter of Tommy and Vada Bates Grogan. Jenny Bates is the daughter of J.B. and Lois Sims Bates. All the kids were barefoot in the pictures. They only had one pair of shoes a year. They had to pull them off after school and save them for Sunday. Many of the grandchildren grew up close to grandma.