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Edgar Lewis Bailey
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1870
Waupaca County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1953
Harlan
Shelby County
Iowa, USA

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: Edgar L Bailey
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: 1871
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-household: son
Home in 1880: Amsterdam, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Elbert L (age 10) and Gladys E (3)
Census place: Amsterdam, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T9_342; Family History Film: 1254342; Page: 312.1000; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 0630
Date: 3 Jun 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Edgar L Bailey
Age at last birthday: 29
Date of birth: Jul 1870
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 9
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Home owned or rented: owned
Mortgage: yes
Farm or home: home
Occupation: insurance agent
Months not employed: 0
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 1
Date: 5 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Edgar L Bailey
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: 1871
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Sawyer, Ward, North Dakota
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 21
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; no value listed; live on farm
Owns a radio: no
Occupation: farmer
Industry: truck farm
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Sawyer, Ward, North Dakota; Roll: 1745; Page: ; Enumeration District: 63; Image: 89.0
Date: 18 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Edgar Bailey
Age: 69
Estimated birth year: 1871
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: father
Living with: Blanche Bailey Reed age 42
Home in 1940: Dysart, Tama, Iowa
Marital status: widower
Highest grade of school completed: 8
Living on farm: no
Place of residence in 1935: same house
City of residence in 1935: rural, Ward, North Dakota
Resident on farm in 1935: yes
Occupation: other
Has other income of more than $50: yes
Census place: Dysart, Tama, Iowa; Roll: T627_1207; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 86-5
Date: 1 May 1940

Obituary from the "Britt News-Tribune" of Britt, Iowa dated Wednesday, 4 Nov 1953:
Former Editor
E. L. Bailey, 83,
Buried Friday
Edgar Lewis Bailey was born July 1, 1870, the second son of Edwin Noyes Bailey and Martha Stratton Bailey, in Waupaca County, Wis. When he was eight years old he traveled with his parents to Hancock County, Iowa, in a covered wagon, the family settling at Bailey's Grove, southeast of Britt. He grew to manhood in this community, and on October 20, 1891, married Cora Mae Patrick, who preceded him in death on June 6, 1936. Two children were born to this couple, Roscoe M. Bailey, now of Mead, Nebr., and Blanche Bailey Reed, of Cherokee, Iowa.
Mr. Bailey lived in Britt for many years where he was associated with his father in operating the Britt Tribune and also was employed in the post office. In 1908 he moved to a farm at Sawyer, N. Dak., where he resided until after the death of his wife, when he made his home with his daughter. Seven months ago he became a resident of the Baptist Memorial Home at Harlan, Iowa, where his death occurred on Oct. 27, 1953, at which time he had attained the age of 83 years, 3 months and 27 days.
While living in Britt, he was a member of the Methodist church, but when he moved to North Dakota he became a member of the First Baptist church at Sawyer, where he continued his membership until his death. He was a member of the Ascalon Lodge No. 393, A. F. & A. M. at Dysart, Iowa.
Survivors in addition to his son and daughter are his six grandchildren: Keith, David and Ruth Bailey, of Mead, Nebr.; Mrs. Donald Wilde, of Monroe, Nebr.; Robert H. Bailey, of Minneapolis, and Don Reed, of Davenport; five great grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. William Fillenwarth and Mrs. F. E. Heacox, both of Britt, and Miss Alice A. Bailey, of St. Paul; one brother, Joel D. Bailey, of Cedar Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife, and two brothers, Elbert L. Bailey and Ora S. Bailey.
Services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Britt with Rev. R. M. Bell in charge. Burial was in the family lot at Evergreen cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin Noyes Bailey (1849 - 1923)
  Martha Eliza Stratton Bailey (1850 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Cora Mae Patrick Bailey (1872 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Roscoe McKinley Bailey (1896 - 1971)*
  Blanche Edna Bailey Reed (1899 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elbert Llewellyn Bailey (1869 - 1952)*
  Edgar Lewis Bailey (1870 - 1953)
  Benjamin Bailey (1875 - 1875)*
  Gladys Ella Bailey Fillenwarth (1878 - 1971)*
  Ora Sumner Bailey (1881 - 1953)*
  Martha Adeline Bailey Heacox (1883 - 1980)*
  Joel Dighton Bailey (1885 - 1960)*
  Alice Amy Bailey (1891 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

BAILEY
Cora M.
1872 - 1936
Edgar L.
1872 - 1953
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54147292
Edgar Lewis Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Edgar Lewis Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Edgar Lewis Bailey
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