Bartlett P. Bates. - As an optometrist, Bartlett P. Bates is widely known among the successful young professional
men of Oswego. He was born at New Bedford, Mass., March 18, 1902, the son of James R. W. and Josephine K. (Jones)
James R. W. Bates is a native of Massachusetts, and now lives at New Bedford. For many years he managed a hotel
at that place and since 1920 has been interested in the cafeteria business, as manager of the high school cafeteria.
His wife, born at Boston, Mass., died June 21, 1931. Both held membership in the Universalist Church Parish. They
had two children:: 1. Cleone E., lives at New Bedford. 2. Bartlett P., the subject of this sketch.
Bartlett P. Bates was reared and educated at New Bedford and spent two years at St. Lawrence University. He subsequently
attended the Rochester School of Optometry after being employed at that work for a period of two years. He was
graduated in 1927, and in September, 1928, located at Oswego, where he took over the practice of the late Charles
Dale. He has offices at 219 West 1st Street. Mr. Bates is identified with the Syracuse Optometrica1 Association,
New York Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.
On June 18, 1927, Mr. Bates was united in marriage with Miss Rita Salsbury, of Rochester, N. Y., the daughter of
Fred and Lillie Salsbury. The former died in 1914 and the latter lives at Penn Yan, N. Y. Mrs. Bates is a graduate
of Penn Yan High School and The Darrow School of Business.
Mr. Bates is a member of the Rotary Club, Sons of the American Revolution, Fortnightly Club, Leather Stocking Club,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Epsilon Psi Epsilon and Gamma Delta Psi fraternities.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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