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Running from the law

Posted: 26 Apr 2003 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Apr 2003 1:48AM GMT
Surnames: Bates
Supposedly, my grandfather, Edward Charles Bates, a lawyer and judge who also dealt in real estate was run out of Florida, literally, by the law. He was involved in land deals that turned sour, they say. He and others bought up some land and decided to grow pineapples on it. The pineapples grew to ENORMOUS size and all involved thought they were going to be rich. Not realizing the soil did was not conducive to growing pineapples, when they cut into one it was mostly hollow and rotten inside. My uncles say that their father came home and told them to grab everything they could and get into their car. My one uncle grabbed his books as he loved to read. I am not sure what the others grabbed as the sherrif was coming to arrest my grandfather.

I have on record that the family was living in Tampa in 1924. I am searching for records concerning my grandfather. Trying to find who is parents were.

Edward Charles Bates, b. March 6, 1886 in CT, d. Oct. 26, 1930. Married Laura Irene Evans, dau. of Elijah Asbury Evans and Dollie Susan Cecelia Townsend in Pearl, Coryell, TX.

Dorothy Bates
Edward Bates
Evans Bates

Re: Running from the law

Posted: 21 Dec 2004 4:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jun 2006 3:56PM GMT
Surnames: Possible Smith Birth name
Were any of these people attorneys? We are trying to track down a firm Bates and Jones that handled a 1962 adoption.I am trying to help a male adoptee born 06/06/62 in St. Petersburg, adopted in Gainesville, locate his birth family.His birthmother was born in 1937. She had a daughter Charlotte born in 1957 that she kept.Thank-You.
Carol E. Chan

Re: Running from the law

Jerrie Jackson McIngvale (View posts)
Posted: 22 Dec 2004 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bates, Jackson, McIngvale
Grandfather was an attorney. What company he worked for I do not know. I have no other information on him. However, if you run across anything please, please let me know.


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