I’m not related to any member of this family.
ILLINOIS began issuing birth/death certs. in 1916.
NEED DOB + birthplace for Oscar Bates.
Gertrude [Zimmerman] Bates may be a 2nd wife for Oscar.
John would be a s/son.
OR John could be an 'illigit' son of Oscar's.
If you have a hard copy of the birth cert. - where was each parent born???
John N. Bates, Sr.
Birth: Dec. 1, 1904
Death: Nov. 19, 1974
Cora Tidball Bates (1899 - 1952)
Annetta Gertrude Bates (1930 - 1934)
Helen Louise Bates Owens (1931 - 2006)