Surname: Bate

George Otis Jenkins

Ancestry of George Otis Jenkins of Whitman, Massachusetts

George Otis Jenkins, one of Whitman’s best known manufacturers and most progressive citizens, was born in Dorchester, Mass., Nov. 22, 1846, son of James and Susan (Holbrook) Jenkins, and a descendant of Edward Jenkins, of Scituate. Also includes a brief genealogy of the Bates Family of Hingham Massachusetts from which George’s wife, Abby Bates descended.

Biographical Sketch of Herbert Bate

Bate, Herbert; florist; born, Cleveland, Dec. 19, 1876; son of Richard and E. M. Pearce Bate; educated Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, June 30, 1903, Amelia Flick; one son; in 1897, started in the florist business with Bate Bros. in East Cleveland; in 1904, they consolidated with F. R. Williams, forming The Cut Flower Co.; was in the selling end until 1906; went into the growing end of the business and still continues there; now starting new green houses at Newton Falls; vice pres. The Cleveland Cut Flower Co.; member Masonic Lodge Woodward No. 508, America’ Carnation Society, Florists Club.