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William R. Bay
Birth: Oct. 28, 1830
Wayne Township
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1904
La Grande
Union County
Oregon, USA

William married Caroline Hearing February 12 Feb 1852 in Unionville, Dodge County, Missouri... children Susan E., David, Sarah, Mary E., Emma Ann, John H., Isadora, and Laura M. Bay. NOTE: The "Married Fifty Years", LA GRANDE MORNING OBSERVER, Thursday, 13 Feb 1902, Page 1, newspaper article says they were married in Wayne Co. IA. The actual marriage Record says they were "from" Wayne Co., IA, but were married in Dodge County, Missouri. Also, article has marriage date as 13 Feb 1852 which is wrong, should be 12 Feb 1852. (A portion of Putnam County, Missouri was used to form Dodge County, and later returned to Putnam County. Unionville is now the county seat of Putnam County.)

William's parents Were David William Bay and Mary Ann Robinson Bay and it is believed, but not known for a fact, that the middle initial "R." stands for Robinson.

William BAY

BAY-- In this city Monday morning at 7 O'clock Feb. 22, 1904, William Bay after an extended illness, aged 74 years. The funeral will take place today from the family residence in the old town at 2 o'clock. The interment will take place in the Masonic cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and six children, David Bay, Mrs. Susan Robinson, Mrs. C. D. Goodnough, John Bay, and Mrs. Issie Winkler of this city and Mrs. Emma Grant who resides in Kansas. Mr. Bay was a respected pioneer. In commenting on his life one who had been a neighbor of his for more than a quarter of a century, remarked "there was a man who did have an enemy."

Tuesday, 23 February 1904
Family links: 
  David William Bay (1809 - 1893)
  Mary Ann Robinson Bay (1813 - 1836)
  Caroline Hearing Bay (1836 - 1905)
  Susan Elizabeth Bay Robinson (1852 - 1930)*
  David Bay (1854 - 1929)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bay Goodnough (1860 - 1945)*
  Issadora Belle Bay Winkler (1870 - 1930)*
  Laura M. Bay (1872 - 1878)*
  William R. Bay (1830 - 1904)
  Charles Bay (1838 - 1909)**
  Humphrey Weldon Bay (1843 - 1922)**
  Elsie Kathryn Bay Birmingham (1847 - 1911)**
  Thomas Benton Bay (1849 - 1929)**
  Angeline B. Bay Jones (1854 - 1934)**
  James Franklin Bay (1858 - 1936)**
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
La Grande
Union County
Oregon, USA
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Record added: Jul 13, 2010
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William R. Bay
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