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John Anderson Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1890
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul., 1972
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: John A Bailey
Age at last birthday: 10
Date of birth: Mar 1890
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Home in 1900: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: single
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Edwin N (age 8), Llewellen N (7), and Gladys B (4/12)
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 119
Date: 7 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: John A Bailey
Age in 1910: 20
Estimated birth year: 1890
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of family: son
Home in 1910: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Prairie Street
Marital status: single
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Occupation: salesman
Type of industry: grocery
Salary or wage worker: wages
Whether out of work on April 15, 1910: no
Number of weeks out of work in 1909: 16
Siblings living at home: Edwin N (age 18), Llewellen (17), Gladys (10), and Leo Forest (3)
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T624_393; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 325
Date: 21 Apr 1910

Article from the "Britt News-Tribune" of Britt, Iowa dated 5 Jan 1955:
Forty Years Ago
December 31, 1914
John Bailey becomes a partner in the Erwin-Brooks Grocery firm.

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: John Anderson Bailey
City: Britt, Iowa
County: Hancock
State: Iowa
Birthplace: Britt, Iowa
Birth date: 25 Mar 1890
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1643111
Draft board: 0
Address: Britt, Iowa
Occupation: merchant
Employer: self-employed
Where employed: Britt, Iowa
Dependents: parents
Marital status: single
Military service: none
Exemption claimed: none
Age: 27
Height: tall
Build: medium
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark
Bald: no
Disability: none
Date: 5 Jun 1917

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: John A Bailey
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: 1891
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1920: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Fifth Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: salesman
Type of industry: retail shoe
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T625_492; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 101
Date: 7 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1925 Iowa State Census:
Name: J A Bailey
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: 1891
Birth location: Britt, Iowa
Race: white
Gender: male
Residence county: Hancock
Residence state: Iowa
Locality: Britt
Relation to head of house: head
Marital status: married
Highest grade completed: 6
Rent/home value: owns home; value $3000
Mortgage: $1000
Amount of home insurance: $1500
Father: E L Bailey
Father's age: 57
Father's estimated birth year: 1868
Father's birth location: Wisconsin
Mother: Bertha Anderson
Mother's age: not listed
Mother's birth location: Norway
Parents' marriage location: Hancock County, Iowa
Veteran: yes
Branch of service: Army
Drafted: yes
Church: Protestant
Census date: 1 Jan 1925
Roll: IA1925_1738
Line: 9

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: John A Bailey
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: 1890
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 28
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Military service: yes - world war
Rent/home value: rents; $22
Owns a radio: yes
Occupation: proprietor
Industry: grocery store
Salary or wage worker: employer
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: 657; Page: ; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 694.0
Date: 11 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: John A Bailey
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: 1890
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: 555 North Main Street
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: 8
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: owned
Value of home: $5000
Place of residence in 1935: same house
Occupation: building
Industry: general contractor
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 36
Amount of money wages or salary: $0
Has other income of more than $50: no [sic]
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 30
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T627_1164; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 41-9
Date: 2 Apr 1940

Extract from book "Recollections of Britt, Iowa" published 1978 by the Britt Centennial Committee, p. 134:
In 1901 John Bailey quit the fifth grade of school and went to work in a grocery store. He worked for Tom and Bill Erwin who ran the Anneberg Grocery and Bakery. He also was the first grocery clerk for Brooks Grocery. In about 1915 he started his own grocery store where he continued in business until 1934 at which time he sold out to Cora (Boothroyd) Champion and son. After he quit the grocery business John went into construction business, building more than 20 homes in the Britt area.

He married Millie F Clark in 1918.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elbert Llewellyn Bailey (1869 - 1952)
  Bertha M. Anderson Bailey (1868 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Millie F. Clark Bailey (1893 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  Russell C. Bailey (1921 - 1973)*
  Marilou Bailey Heverly (1932 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Anderson Bailey (1890 - 1972)
  Edwin Nelson Bailey (1892 - 1968)*
  Llewellyn N. Bailey (1893 - 1958)*
  Gladys Beatrice Bailey Cosgriff (1900 - 1989)*
  Leo Forest Bailey (1906 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

BAILEY
Millie C.
1893 - 1981
John A.
1890 - 1972
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58702901
John Anderson Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
John Anderson Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
John Anderson Bailey
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
 
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