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David William Bay
Birth: Jun. 10, 1809
Miami County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1893
Union County
Oregon, USA

The book, SOME MEMBERS OF THE 18TH CENTURY COLONIAL AMERICAN BAY FAMILY, By Tommy L. West, MD, Galesburg, IL, Edited by Todd H. West, MA, MS, Oregon, IL, Published by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2004 shows that James Bay (ca 1766-1820) and Ann McCann (ca 1770-?) were the parents of David William Bay, and that he was their last born child. David had seven brothers and sisters. This book can be found in the Family History Library or on

The William R. Bay Family Bible contains the following: "David Bay, Father of Wm. R. Bay was Borned May 11, 1812." It also has: "David Bay, father of Wm. R. Bay Died March the 12, 1893." Note: the birth date has been overwritten in pencil to read 1810.

David William Bay was married first to Mary Ann Robinson on December 13, 1829 in Allen County, Indiana. The marriage license was dated December 9, 1829 and they were married December 13, 1829 by Justice of the Peace, Robert Wood. Their children were: William R. Bay and John M. Bay. Mary Ann (Robinson) Bay died March 26, 1836 in Pleasant Twp, Allen County, Indiana.

David William Bay was married a second time to Mary Ann Newman on June 22, 1837 in Allen County, Indiana. (Marriage license date) Their children were: Charles, Lovina, Humphrey Weldon, Elsie Kathryn, Thomas Benton, James Franklin, Angeline B., and George Washington.

Notice of David William Bay's death appeared in the LA GRANDE GAZETTE on March 17, 1893.

"David W. Bay, father of William Bay of this city, died last Sunday at the age of 81 years."
(LA GRANDE GAZETTE, La Grande, Oregon, Friday, March 17, 1893, Page 3.)

David's death was also mentioned in the MISSOURI VALLEY TIMES.

"Died - David Bay age 83 years, 8 months, 2 weeks and 2 days, at the house of his son Frank Bay at Hilgard, Union County, Oregon Mar 12, 1893. He passed peacefully away to his eternal home. He was born in Ohio June 10, 1809" (this is the town where his daughter Angeline Bay Jones was living at the time of David Bay's death).
(MISSOURI VALLEY TIMES, Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa, March 30, 1893.)

Burial Information on David Bay
David William Bay died March 12, 1893 in Hilgard, Oregon, which is a little town about 9 miles west of La Grande. He was buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery in La Grande, Oregon. When they were building the college (in 1928) now Eastern Oregon University, some of the graves were dug up and moved. He is now supposed to be buried with a daughter in Hillcrest Cemetery, but the grave is not marked. (He has no daughter in Hillcrest, but has a daughter-in-law, Caroline (Hearing) Bay, and that is the most likely place that he is buried.)
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Robinson Bay (1813 - 1836)
  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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Originally Created by: JEP
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
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David William Bay
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