John Bales
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John Bales

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Dr. John W. Bales
Born 1940s.
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Brother of , [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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Raised in Milam and Bell Counties until the age of 10 years at which point the family moved to Houston, TX so father Loyie McKimm Bales could find work as an auto-body mechanic. Attended Bowie Elementary school (1st grade) in Bryan TX (1948-1950), Heidenheimer Elementary school (grades 2-4) Heidenheimer, TX (1950-1953), Harvard Elem. (grade 5) Houston, TX (1953-1954). In 1954 the family bought a tract home in the Langwood Subdivision, 6626 Clemson St. in the Aldine School district. Attended Katherine Smith elementary (grade 6) (1954-1955), Aldine Jr. High (grades 7-8), Aldine Sr. High (grades 9-10), Sam Houston Sr. High (grade 11) graduated in the first graduating class of Waltrip Sr. High (1960-1961). Received BA and MA in mathematics from University of Texas 1965, 1967. Worked as Research Scientist Assoc. at the University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories (1966-1970). Moved to Auburn, AL Sept. 1970, received PhD in mathematics from Auburn University, 1975. Instructor in Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University 1975-1976, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Mathematics at Tuskegee University 1976-2015, with sabbaticals at Battelle Memorial Institute (1989-1991) and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (1997). Performed various summer work for NASA and US Army research laboratories. Retired in 2015 President of the Opelika Civitan Club, Opelika, AL a couple of times in the 1980s, President of the Faculty Senate, Tuskegee University, 1999. Served on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Alabama as well as on the board of the Auburn Gay and Lesbian Association at Auburn University in the early 1990s.

  • Fact: Informal marriage (Feb 14 1998) Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Fact: Married (Feb 14 2015) Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Fact: Residence 2201 Crestview St, Opelika, Alabama 36801-6919, USA
  • Fact: Residence(1990-2017) 10565 US Highway 280W, Auburn, AL 36879, USA
  • Fact: ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1986-5234[1]


  • MyHeritage Family Trees ( : accessed 21 December 2017), Person #445586371:1000001 for Prof. John Wayland Bales, PhD.
  • First-hand information. Entered by John Bales at registration.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with John or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • John Bales: Y-Chromosome Test 700 markers, haplogroup R-FT12689, MitoYDNA ID T11518 [compare]
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  • John Bales: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H73a1, FTDNA kit #130122, MitoYDNA ID A10218 [compare]
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Okay, I think we might start a name study. Do you know how to do that? I think we need a Bale, Bail, Beal, Bayle name study lol. And I think, we need to use a picture of a Bale of HAY on it, as it's the pain in the are results when searching! Want to be co-conspirators?
posted by M Bale
Re Bozeman- 304

Since this is your direct ancestor, how about you assuming the primary profile manager role. I am not expert on this line. Bill Pool

posted by William Pool Jr

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

posted by Guy Constantineau

just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hey John! Your DNA Connections list looks awesome! Unfortunately, we are not related. I thought maybe, but wrong. Glad to meet you on Wikitree!! Keep up the good work with your tree and DNA!
Hey, Thanks for uploading your autosomal DNA into Wikitree. One more favor, could you please add your GEDmatch ID from the free site so I can see if we are related?? Thanks!
Hi John, have you taken an autosomal DNA test too? If so, please post the results in Wikitree also. I figure you and I may be DNA cousin matches...
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