|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1844|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1930|
Henry was the son of Eli and Elizabeth (Patton) Bailey. One of 12, two survives, JOHN M and ELIZA BURKE, both of Browning, MO. Came at age 3 with parents to Brimfield IL. Joined Co G 108 IL Vol Inf during Civil War. After war, family moved to near Scottsville, Sullivan Co, MO. In 1881 moved to Browning MO. Married MINERVA CLARK 11 Feb 1869. Children, JESSIE BRASSFIELD, Siletz, OR; BERTHA McDERMED, Pendleton OR; CLARA WHEELER, Milton OR; E.C.BAILEY and R.C. BAILEY of Browning. Services Baptist Church. (The Browning Leader-Record, issue 20 Feb 1930, Browning MO.)
Source is "Compendium of history and biography of Linn County, Missouri", published in 1912:
Henry C. Bailey grew to manhood from the age of four years in Illinois, and was educated in a graded school in that state kept by J. W. Cook, an instructor of considerable renown in that locality. He farmed in Peoria county, Illinois, until the winter of 1864, then enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry in which he served eleven months. He took part in the siege and capture of the Spanish fort in the harbor of Mobile bay in 1865, and also did police and garrison duty at various places. He was honorably discharged from the army in 1866.
In the spring of that year he came to Missouri and took up his residence in Sullivan county three miles north of Browning, where he lived fourteen years. In the spring of 1881 he moved to Browning and engaged in general merchandising in partnership with Remick C. Clark, under the firm name of Bailey & Clark. In 1887 he began buying
and shipping poultry and furs, and in this line of merchandising he has been engaged ever since, having paid out during the course of his operations in it, a sum exceeding $400,000, or an average of more than $16,000 a year.
Mr. Bailey is one of the founders and original stockholders of the Peoples Bank of Browning, and has been its vice president and a member of its board of directors from the time of its organization. He was married on February 11, 1869, to Miss Minnie Clark, a daughter of R. C. Clark, who became a resident of Sullivan county in 1865. Five children have been born of the union, and all of them are living. They are: Jessie M., the wife of S. C. Brassfield, Oregon; Edward C, Montana; Bertha, the wife of Isaac McDermed, Oregon; Clara, who is the wife of Rev. T. S.
Wheeler, Canada, and Raymond C, who is connected with the Bank of Browning.
Mr. Bailey was postmaster of Browning four years under the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, and also served two years as township collector of Benton township. He is an active Republican, and is a Baptist. Throughout northern Missouri he is well known and stands high in public estimation.
Minerva Clark Bailey (1850 - 1934)
Created by: Louise Brown White
Record added: Oct 18, 2007
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