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James Anthony Bailey
Birth: Jul. 4, 1847
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1906
Mount Vernon
Westchester County
New York, USA

Circus Showman. Along with Phineas T. Barnum, he helped found Barnum and Bailey Circus, which became known as "The Greatest Show On Earth". In 1872, he partner with Philadelphian James E, Cooper to form "Cooper and Bailey's Circus", and toured the United States, Java, New Zealand and South America. In 1873 Cooper died and James Bailey soon joined up with Barnum. They toured for several years until Barnum died in 1891. Bailey took over the circus the same year and it made several triumphant trips around the world under his leadership. In 1906 he died and the circus company soon became part of the Ringling Brothers Company. It is known to this day as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. 
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  Ruth Louisa McCaddon Bailey (1846 - 1912)*
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Larch Plot
GPS (lat/lon): 40.88941, -73.87443
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Record added: Oct 03, 2002
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