|Josephine White Bates|
near Ottawa, Canada
New York state, US
|Alma mater||Lake Forest College|
|Spouse(s)||Lindon Wallace Bates (m. 1881)|
|Children||Lindon Bates, Jr.|
Josephine White Bates (1857? – 1934) was a Canadian-born American writer. She preferred to use her married name Mrs. E. Lindon Bates. Bates was the chair of the women's section of National Preparedness, 1916-17. She was the author of A. Blind Lead, 1886; Bunch-Grass Stories, 1892; Mercury Poisoning in the Industries of New York City and Vicinity, 1912.
Early years and education
Josephine White was born near Ottawa, Canada, the daughter of George E. and Mary White. She was a student in Lake Forest, Illinois, and at the Lake Forest College, 1876-80.
She married Lindon Wallace Bates, a hydraulic engineer, of New York City, on April 6, 1881. The couple lived in Portland, Oregon for a number of years. She was active in the Preparedness Movement; in 1916, she published a pamphlet "Keep America Safe". In 1908, she became a member of the Lyceum Club, having been sponsored by Lou Henry Hoover. She was also a member of Colony (New York); as well as Fortnightly, and Friday (Chicago). Bates visited with the Hoovers at their Red House in London for several weeks in 1911.
Bates' summer home was at Lebanon Park, in Mount Lebanon, New York, while the rest of the year, her address was 615 Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Her son Lindon Bates, Jr. also became an engineer; he later perished in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
Bates died in New York state.
- A blind lead : the story of a mine (1888)
- A Nameless Wrestler (1889)
- Armaïs and others (1892)
- Bunch-grass Stories (1895)
- Wadsworth & Wiegand 2012, p. 105.
- Leonard & Marquis 1920, p. 194.
- Baym 2012, p. 268.
- Allen 2000, p. 54.
- "Lindon Bates, Jr. "Hero Of The Lusitania" Collection Comes To The Hoover Archives". The Hoover Institution. http://www.hoover.org/news/lindon-bates-jr-hero-lusitania-collection-comes-hoover-archives.
- Allen, Anne Beiser (2000). An Independent Woman: The Life of Lou Henry Hoover. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-31466-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=Wlkfv0qsd5AC&pg=PA54.
- Baym, Nina (17 August 2012). Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07884-2. https://books.google.com/books?id=XGZRPKsPb8sC&pg=PA268.
- Wadsworth, Sarah; Wiegand, Wayne A. (2012). Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 1-55849-928-8. https://books.google.com/books?id=lAxOrmnYOksC&pg=PA105.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson (1920). Who's who in America (Public domain ed.). Marquis Who's Who. https://books.google.com/books?id=WZJDV5f3DUoC&pg=PA194.
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