Lewellyn BATES and wife Flavilla resided in Butler County (Pittsford Twp.) for at least five to fifteen years. ... children: Cora Belle, Bertha Mary, Shirley Phillman (male), Martha Ordalia, Sarah Mable, Iva Pearl, Lewellyn Otto, Leon Alva, Desa Flavilla, Hazel Rose and Marie Ethyl. ... Would appreciate any help in this matter. ..."
Lewellyn "Jr." registered for the WWI draft in Lac Qui Parle, MN and gave his birth date and place as 4 May 1889 in Nebraska, narrowing down the period during which the BATES family left Butler county IA.