Bates, Elizabeth Fetzer

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Bates, Elizabeth Fetzer Gender: F
Elese B. Fetzer
born on 30 March 1909 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°16' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°09 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 18°34'


American Latter-day Saint musician, most noted for being the author of the children's song "Book of Mormon Stories".

Bates graduated from LDS Business College, then served as a Mormon missionary in the Northern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), based in Chicago.

In 1934 Elizabeth married Lucian Bates in the Salt Lake Temple. They eventually had six children.

Although Elizabeth Bates lost her sight in 1951, she was still an active member of her community and her church. For a time Bates was the executive secretary to Utah governor Herbert B. Maw. She was also a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She also earned several degrees at the University of Utah. Besides "Book of Mormon Stories", Bates also wrote the song "Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked". Both songs are included in the LDS Church's Children's Songbook.

She died on 20 November 1999.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1934 (Lucian Bates)
  • Other Health 1951 (Lost her sight)

Source Notes

Birth certificate submitted by Sy Scholfield.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Choir)