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Biographical Sketch for
James Bater Family


+---James Bater-----+  +--Isabella
|                   |  |
|                   +--+--Helen M.---------+  +--Leslie B.--------+
|                   |  |                   |  |                   |
|   Mary J. Taylor--+  |                   +--+  Mary Panzer------+
|                      |                   |  |
|                      |  Elmer N. Cannon--+  +--James Mortimer---+
|                      |                      |                   |
|                      |                      |  Cora Allen-------+
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      +--Marjorie J.------+
|                      |                      |                   |
|                      |                      |  Milton Wiese-----+
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      +--Helen M.---------+
|                      |                      |                   |
|                      |                      |  Ray Harmer-------+
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      +--Jessie A.--------+
|                      |                      |                   |
|                      |                      |  George Crockett--+
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      +--Carrie Elma------+
|                      |                                          |
|                      |                         Ross Anderson----+
|                      |
|                      +--Carrie E.--------+
|                      |                   |
|                      |  Harry J. Eusden--+
|                      |
|                      |
|                      +--Jessie Stewart------+
|                      |                      |
|                      |  William F. Wandel---+
|                      |
|                      +--Anna
|
|
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+---Henry Bater-----+
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                    |
    Sarah Harris----+


James Bater

Born in England in 1830 (1834?). Married Mary J. Taylor on April 13, 1858. See tree above for children. As the story goes, "he came in the barn tired and upset, had a heart attack and died." Died January 13, 1893 (obituary).

Mary J. Taylor

(some facts in doubt). Born 1833 in Scotland. Married James Bater on April 13, 1858. After James died, Mary and daughter Carrie moved to a house in Millburn. Died January 27, 1915, in Marne, Iowa.

Mary's brother James lived at Taylorville, Illinois.

Henry Bater

Brother of James. Born February 14, 1830. Married Sarah Harris. She was born April 16, 1843, and died March 3, 1905. Civil War service. Moved to Newman Grove, Neb. Later, returned to Waukegan, Illinois. Died October 30, 1917.

Children of James and Mary J. Taylor Bater


Isabella

May really be Elizabeth.

Helen M.

Known as Nellie. Born February, 1865. Married Elmer N. Cannon, about November 21, 1883. He was born in July, 1858, and died in 1939. Children. Farmed at Marengo, Ill. Died February 24, 1912, at Elgin, Ill.

After James Bater's death, Elmer moved his family to the Bater farm. During World War I, when farm labor was in short supply, Elmer retired from farming. Elmer married Emma McDowell and moved to Pasadena, California, in 1923.

Carrie E.

Born January, 1866. Married Harry J. Eusden (second wife) on September 10, 1913. Moved to Marne, Bryton Township, Cass County, Iowa. (photo available: 1885).

Jessie Stewart

Born September 21, 1870, at Millburn. Went to Waukegan in the fall of 1892. Worked in bookstore and mercantile in Waukegan, Ill. Married William F. Wandel, of Waukegan, Ill, on October 19, 1898 (coverage). Died January 30, 1899, of uremic poisoning (obituary).

Anna


Children of Elmer N. and Helen M. Bater Cannon


Leslie B.

Born September, 1889, at Marengo, Illinois. Married Mary Panzer of Norwood Park in April, 1913. Had 8 children. Died 1940.

James Mortimer

Born May 16, 1892, at Marengo, Illinois. Married Cora Allen of Richmond, Illinois, on September 25, 1918. Had 3 children.

Marjorie J.

Born February 26, 1894, at Marengo, Illinois. Married Dr. Milton Wiese. Had 1 child.

Helen M.

Born March 7, 1898, at Millburn, Illinois. Married
Ray Harmer on November 5, 1918. Had 2 children.

Jessie A.

Born May 5, 1899, at Millburn, Illinois. Married George Crockett. Had 2 children.

Carrie Elma

Always went by name Elma, never known as Carrie. Born December 3, 1904. Married Ross M. Anderson. Had 2 children.
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