A. BATES was born on January 9, 1922 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania to Mary and Allen Bates. He was appointed to the
Camden Fire Department on January 13, 1951 and reported for duty
on January 16th. By 1956 he was living at 2731 Sherman Avenue in
Camden's Cramer Hill section. Charles A. Bates later moved to 832 North 34th
Street, where he lived as late as the fall of 1977.
A. Bates was promoted to Captain on August 1, 1961. On April 3,
1970 he was promoted to Battalion Chief. After 30 years of
distinguished service to the City of Camden, on February 1, 1981
Charles Bates retired. He had, by this time moved to 1632 43rd
Street in Pennsauken, New Jersey, where he made his home
until his death on September 10, 1983.