William Oates (1841-1906)
William Oates was born at Hicks Mill in Cornwall and was converted at the age of twelve by Revd. W. Haslam. He entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1866 and served for thirty years in home circuits before dying suddenly at Neath in South Wales.
Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits (1968) and The Bible Christian Magazine 1906, 181.