Herbert Walter Bateson (1885 - 1967)

A photo of Herbert Walter Bateson
Add photo
Herbert Walter Bateson
1885 - 1967
Born
1885
Death
1967
Bendigo, Australia
Last Known Residence
Bendigo, Australia
Summary
Herbert Walter Bateson was born in 1885. He was born to Hugh Walter Bateson and Mary Jane Fitten Bateson. He died in 1967 in Bendigo, Australia at age 82.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Herbert is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Herbert's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Herbert Walter Bateson
Most commonly known as
Herbert Walter Bateson
Full name
Other names or aliases
Bendigo, Australia
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Herbert Bateson was born in
Birth
Herbert Bateson died in in Bendigo, Australia
Death
Herbert Bateson was born in
Herbert Bateson died in in Bendigo, Australia
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Herbert Bateson?
View other bios of people named Herbert Bateson

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Herbert's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Herbert Walter Bateson! Please share photos of Herbert and the Bateson family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Herbert.

Cancel

Share Herbert's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Herbert Walter Bateson died in 1967 in Bendigo, Australia at age 82. He was born in 1885. He was born to Hugh Walter Bateson and Mary Jane Fitten Bateson.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Herbert's lifetime.

In 1885, in the year that Herbert Walter Bateson was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1924, Herbert was 39 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1935, by the time he was 50 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1940, Herbert was 55 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1967, in the year of Herbert Walter Bateson's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Other Herbert Batesons

Other Batesons

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top