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Liberty Hyde Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1858
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1954

Liberty Hyde Bailey was an American horticulturist, botanist and professor at Cornell University. He was also cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Born in South Haven, Michigan, as the third son of farmers Liberty Hyde Bailey Sr. and Sarah Harrison Bailey. Bailey entered the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1878 and graduated in 1882. The next year, he became assistant to the renowned botanist Asa Gray. The same year, he married Annette Smith, the daughter of a Michigan cattle breeder, whom he met at the Michigan Agricultural College. They had two daughters, Sara May, born in 1887, and Ethel Zoe, born in 1889.

In 1885 he became the chair of Practical and Experimental Horticulture in Ithaca, New York. He founded Cornell's College of Agriculture in 1904. Cornell's Bailey Hall is named after him. 
 
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 Parents:
  Liberty H Bailey (1820 - 1913)
  Sarah Harrison Bailey (1824 - 1862)
 
 Sibling:
  Dana R Bailey (1846 - 1861)*
  Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858 - 1954)
 
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Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Ithaca
Tompkins County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2002
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Toledo Blade -12-27-1954
- Bertha Avery-Hood
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
Hail to thee.
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 Added: Feb. 6, 2012
Liberty Hyde Bailey, Botanist, b. 3/15/1858 South Haven MI, d. 12/25/1954 Ithaca NY, married 1883, 1 child; B. S. 1882 MI State College; Director of the Bailey Hortorium
- Judy Reamy
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