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Martha Eliza Stratton Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1850
Lyons
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1931
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Extract from the 1850 Census:
Name: Martha Stratton
Age in 1850: 6/12
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Gender: female
Relation to head-of-house: daughter
Home in 1850: Burlington, Racine, Wisconsin
Occupation: not listed
Siblings living at home: Winchester (age 8), Edgar (6), Emma (4), and Wellington (2)
Census place: Burlington, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1004; Page: 171; Image: 337
Date: 23 Sep 1850

Extract from the 1860 Census:
Name: Martha Stratton
Age in 1860: 10
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Vermont
Race: white
Gender: female
Relation to head-of-house: daughter
Home in 1860: Dayton, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Post office: Crystal Lake
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Winchester (age 18), Emma (14), Wellington (12), Oliver (8), Charles (5), and Ella (2)
Census place: Dayton, Waupaca, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1433; Page: 711; Image: 1
Date: 1 Jun 1860

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: Martha E Bailey
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-household: wife
Home in 1880: Amsterdam, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: keeping house
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: Martha E Bailey
Age at last birthday: 50
Date of birth: Mar 1850
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1900: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 32
Number of children: 8
Number of children living: 7
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: none
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 119
Date: 5 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Martha E Bailey
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of family: wife
Home in 1910: Britt Township, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Second Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 41
Number of children: 8
Number of children now living: 7
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: none
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T624_393; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 318
Date: 19 Apr 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Martha E Bailey
Age: 69
Estimated birth year: 1851
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of house: wife
Home in 1920: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Second Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Occupation: none
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T625_492; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 113
Date: 13 Jan 1920

Extract from 1930 Census:
Name: Martha E Bailey
Age: 80
Estimated birth year: 1850
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: widow
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Rent/home value: owns home; value $3500
Owns a radio: no
Occupation: none
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: 657; Page: ; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 705.0
Date: 17 Apr 1930

Obituary from probably the "News-Tribune" of Britt, Iowa:
Mrs. E. N. Bailey Died Saturday
Widow of the Once Famous "Bailey of Britt" Succumbs to Broncho Pneumonia
Spent More Than Half Century as Citizen of Hancock County, Most of Time in Britt
Mrs. Martha Bailey, widow of the once famous "Bailey of Britt" died at her home in Britt at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 1931. Had she lived until the 23rd of March she would have been 81 years old. She was born a daughter of Joel and Adeline Stratton at Lyons, Walworth County, Wis., on March 23, 1850.
On Christmas Eve 1868 she united in marriage with Edwin N. Bailey, the ceremony being performed at Saukville, Wis. She came here with her husband and family in 1878 and settled on a farm in Amsterdam Township directly north of Twin Lakes. Their vicinity afterward became known as Bailey's Grove. With the exception of a year spent at Roy, Washington, Mrs. Bailey has spent the entire time since 1878 in Hancock County. Mr. Bailey's aptitude for writing drew him into the newspaper business and the family left their farm and moved to Britt in 1891.
Mrs. Bailey was of a religious nature. Joining with the Methodist church she used her influence through that channel for good, rearing a family of children, two of which to this day are among the most valuable workers of the Britt M. E. church. Mrs. Bailey was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Half Century club.
Eight children were born to Mrs. Bailey, one dying in infancy. Those living are E. L. (Bert) Bailey, of Detroit, Mich.; Edgar L. Bailey, of Sawyer, N. D.; Mrs. Gladys Fillenwarth, of Britt; O. S. Bailey, of Waukon; Mrs. Mattie Heacox, of Britt; Joel D. Bailey, of Orange City; and Miss Alice Bailey of St. Paul, Minn. There survive 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, besides a brother, Charles Stratton, of Waupaca, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. R. D. Pinkerton and Mrs. N. L. Brigham, both of Waupaca, Wis. She lost her husband December 21, 1923, since which time she has lived alone but always close to her daughters. She has also spent some time with her son at Waukon.
Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, the Revs. G. W. Eggleston and W. G. Muhleman in charge. Interment was made in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery, Britt.

Children:
(1) Elbert Llewellyn Bailey
(2) Edgar Lewis Bailey
(3) Benjamin Bailey
(4) Gladys Ella Bailey
(5) Ora Sumner Bailey Sr
(6) Martha Adeline Bailey
(7) Joel Dighton Bailey
(8) Alice Amy Bailey.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joel Stratton (1817 - 1900)
  Adeline Dow Lewis Stratton (1820 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Noyes Bailey (1849 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Winchester E. Stratton (1842 - 1925)*
  Edgar Stratton (1844 - 1856)*
  Emma Louise Stratton Brigham (1846 - 1939)*
  Wellington Stratton (1848 - 1920)*
  Martha Eliza Stratton Bailey (1850 - 1931)
  Oliver Sheldon Stratton (1853 - 1929)*
  Charles Lewis Stratton (1856 - 1942)*
  Ella M. Stratton Lewis (1858 - 1880)*
  Alice Adeline Stratton Pinkerton (1861 - 1936)*
  Frankie Stratton (1863 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Mother
Martha E.
1850 - 1931
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jun 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8896192
Martha Eliza <i>Stratton</i> Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Martha Eliza <i>Stratton</i> Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Martha Eliza <i>Stratton</i> Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
 
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