Your posting is 5 years old but I want to post here anyway since my great grandmother Wealtha Amelia Bates was born in Tama county, Iowa on February 14 of 1874. I am trying to determine her parents name. She stated in the 1900 census of Colorado that her father was born in Ohio and her mother in New York. I have never found her in the 1880 census of Iowa or Colorado. If you or anyone has any informaton I would love to hear from you.