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date: 20 September 2020

Oates, William Calvinlocked

(30 November 1833–09 September 1910)
  • Glenn W. LaFantasie


Oates, William Calvin (30 November 1833–09 September 1910), military officer and politician, was born in Pike County, Alabama, the son of William Oates and Sarah Sellers, farmers. His family was impoverished, and Oates attended school intermittently during his childhood. He left home when he was seventeen and fled to Florida, convinced he had killed a man in a brawl....

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