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William Henry "Will" Bailey

Male 1858 - 1920


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  • Name  William Henry "Will" Bailey  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Will 
    Born  24 Mar 1858  Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • According to the 1910 federal census, he was born in Iowa.
    Alt. Birth  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1910  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Will H. Bailey was married to Katherine, living with her and daughters, Hazel L. and Eva M. Bailery:) Line #51, Dwelling #62, Family #62: Will H. Bailey, head of household, male, white, age 52?, married, married for 23 years, born in Iowa (prob. Missouri), father born in Virginia, mother born in Ohio, could speak English, occupation farmer, stock farms, own account, could read, could write, owned home, home free of mortgage, home was a farm, farm #57 in schedule
    Died  8 Jul 1920  Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried  10 Jul 1920  Dolbee Cemetery, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Obituary  13 Jul 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Kingston (IA), July 10 (1920). -- Mr. William H. Bailey was born March 24, 1858, in Scotland county, Missouri, and died at his home in Kingston, July 8, 1920, at 2:30 o'clock p.m. He was a son of John Bailey of Virginia and his wife Martha from Tennessee. Their family line goes back to the early settlers of our country. When William H. Bailey was two years old his parents moved to Bald Bluff, Illinois, in the year of 1861, and some time later they moved to Mercer county, Illinois, where he grew to manhood.

      On the 2nd day of December, 1886, he was married to Miss Sarah C. Hinson of New Boston, Illinois. To this union was born four children, two boys and two girls, the boys died in infancy and the daughters are Hazel L., wife of Austin Walker, who lives on a farm 2 miles south of Oakville, Iowa, and Eva M., wife of Charles A. Walker who lives on a farm near Mediapolis, In 1893 Mr. Bailey moved to Des Moines county, Iowa, locating near Kingston. The last two and half years, his home has been in Kingston, where he lived at the time of his death.

      Those left to mourn his loss are his widow, two daughters, two brothers. G. H. Bailey of Monmouth, Illinois, and J. C. Bailey of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a sister. Mrs. Lola M. Day of Mediapolis, Iowa, three grandchildren, five nieces and nephews, besides a host of friends and neighbors. He was the kind of man. who was always ready to lend a helping hand. His motto was "to live and let live. The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend C. A. Bloomquist from the M. E. church at Kingston, July 10th. at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment was made in the Dolbee cemetery three miles north of Kingston.
    Person ID  I23316  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Sarah Catherine Hinson,   b. 15 Feb 1862, Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1932 
    Alt. Marriage  16 Sep 1885  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married  2 Dec 1886  [1, 5
    Newspaper Article  20 Sep 1937  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune 
    • Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion

      Gail Chamberlin of Muscatine was named president for the coming year at the Henry Bier family reunion held at Cartwright park in Mediapolis Sunday.

      Others chosen were Mrs. N. M. Stark, vice president; and Mrs. Cora Spring, secretary and treasurer.

      At the business meeting, which followed a basket dinner at noon, Will Bailey of Wapello presided and Miss Martha Peters of West Liberty served as secretary-treasurer.

      Forty-one attended the event, which was the fourth annual reunion.

      Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Webster, Mrs. N. M. Stark, H. H. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. George Bahr, Freddie and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Gail Chamberlin, Marjorie and Joan, Mrs. Lulu Webster, Mrs. Nellie W. Spring, and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Spring, all of Muscatine; Miss Martha Peters of West Liberty; Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Callahan, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Mellinger of Wapello. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kelley and Gene, Mediapolis; Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Helm and daughter, Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Westphal of Oakville; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hobbs of Morning Sun; Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dodson (sic) and Virginia, and Miss Beverly Broeker of New London.
    Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion
    Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion
    An article about the fourth annual Beir family reunion held in Mediapolis, Iowa, September 20, 1937.
    Children 
    >1. Hazel Leanore Bailey,   b. 3 Jul 1887, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1977
    >2. Eva M. Bailey,   b. 8 Jan 1892, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1948
     3. (Infant Son - 25848) Bailey,   b. 14 Apr 1901,   d. 14 Apr 1901
     4. (Infant Son - 25849) Bailey,   b. 7 May 1903,   d. 7 May 1903
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6267  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1910 US Census, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, enumerated April 22, 1910, Supervisor's District #1, Enumeration District #22, Sheet #4B, Page #153

    2. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2621] World Connect - good information on most lines: boelling, (last updated: 2012-05-23 20:59:05 UTC (Wed), contact Tom) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1920 US Census, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, enumerated January 23/24, 1920, Supervisor's District #1, Enumeration District #23, Sheet #9B (written as "6B" on the census page), Page #232

    5. [S2610] Bailey, William Henry "Will" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, July 13, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S168] Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted," Zella "Myrtle (Walker), and Virginia Mae; and Beverly Jean Broeker - Beir Reunion, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 5, September 20, 1937; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).